Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor ofTimemagazine. He is the author ofBenjamin Franklin: An American Lifeand ofKissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor ofThe Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.
If you're like me the first thing that strikes you as you read this book is that Steve Jobs led a mythological life. Put up for closed adoption by unmarried parents who eventually married, rejected by the first would be adoptive parents, then adopted by working class parents, it would be difficult to conceive a more inauspicious beginning, or a more auspicious outcome. Steve Jobs would grow up to prove that an apple can fall quite far from the tree, and still blossom. … more
The life of legendary Steve Jobs was filled with twists and turns, ups and downs which are probably best described by the author Walter Isaacson (who was commissioned by Jobs personally before his death to write his autobiography). Having read this autobiography is like being presented with one of the most complex inroad into a man's ingenuity, talent, complexity and emotion. Steve Jobs is not a simple man, despite his ardent quest for simplicity … more
This is a book that has many layers to it. Hence, after the initial review (Think Different! which was featured on Lunch), I decided to do another one that focused more on the business aspect of Steve Jobs. He dedicated his life in this arena more so than any other aspects and it seems fitting to highlight what he did and what we can all learn from him. This is a man who revolutionalized the world in more way than one. Music, … more
Kobo is having a 20% off this weekend so I got it for just $13. Read up to Chapter 4 and it's easy to read despite the electronics component of Jobs' job and life! Here's one guy who didn't lead a normal life, not since he was in school!!! To sum up so far, I think he got away with lots of things!