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Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Jobs was a college dropout who had a great time in the counterculture, only to leave all of it to begin Apple Computers with his friend Steve Wozniak in a garage. The rest has been the history that the world has been witnessing ever since. This biography was released on Oct.

When the photograph was taken, he said he insisted on having a three-hour period to set up his equipment, adding that he wanted to make "[every shoot] as greased lightning fast as possible for the [subject].

It was my intention that by looking at him, that you knew this guy was smart. On a personal level, Jobs was a very sensitive and emotional man, yet he was unable to empathize with the feelings of others, which, along with his "reality steve jobs walter isaacson field," led to him act in unsavory ways towards people in both his personal and professional life.

After reading this book it was easy to understand why Jobs is such a polarizing figure. But whether you love or hate him, it's impossible to deny that he had a major impact on the world, or that steve jobs walter isaacson was an interesting person. Isaacson's narrative style is engaging.

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Rather than listing a steve jobs walter isaacson of facts and quotes, which would make for a very dull read, he uses them to construct a story about Jobs' life. The book is also structured in a logical fashion.

Although largely chronological, the chapters do center around certain themes. Isaacson also avoids getting bogged down by technological details, which can be a temptation in a book that features a computer company.

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Even when the technological aspects of a product are steve jobs walter isaacson to illustrate a point, they are explained simply so that even a reader who is not tech savvy can understand.

In terms of accuracy, I can only judge based on what I know from other sources as well as my impression after reading the biography.


He got Apple back on track by cutting all except a few core products. He made devices simpler by eliminating buttons, software simpler by eliminating features, and interfaces simpler by eliminating options. He attributed his ability to focus and his love of simplicity to steve jobs walter isaacson Zen training.

It honed his appreciation steve jobs walter isaacson intuition, showed him how to filter out anything that was distracting or unnecessary, and nurtured in him an aesthetic based on minimalism.

Unfortunately his Zen training never quite produced in him a Zen-like calm or inner serenity, and that too is part of his legacy.

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He was often tightly coiled and impatient, traits he made no effort to hide. Most people have a regulator between their mind and mouth that modulates their brutish sentiments and spikiest impulses.

He made a point of being brutally honest. This made him charismatic and inspiring, yet also, to use the technical term, an asshole at times.

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Jobs claimed it was the former. But I steve jobs walter isaacson he actually could have controlled himself, if he had wanted. When he hurt people, it was not because he was lacking in emotional awareness.

He could size people up, understand their inner thoughts, and know how to relate to them, cajole them, or hurt them at will. The nasty edge to his personality was not necessary.

It hindered him more than it helped him. But it did, at times, serve a purpose.


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