Just finished reading the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson and thought I will add few thoughts here.
- Two words that came out of my mind after finishing the book: Filthy Genius
- I saw many reviews that talked about possible bias in favor of Jobs but I never spotted the bias. In fact, I started reading the book as an admirer of Jobs and came out “hating” him while still admiring his genius in bringing out great product and companies
- It is a good case study if you want to analyze an (famous) individual’s psychology. Jobs is a good example of how emotional failings and eastern spirituality can impact a person to the extent of accelerating his death
- If you are an entrepreneur, this is a good case study to learn a few things which business schools cannot teach you
- (as I told earlier) If you are not one of those blind fanboys (girls), you will end up hating him badly but you will also come to appreciate his push for perfection, his emphasis on (insanely great) products over profits, his focus on not just design and product engineering but also from the point of view of running a company, etc..
I would love to hear your thoughts on the book.
- Book review of Steve Jobs’ new biography by Walter Isaacson – part 1 (itsonelife.com)
- Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by Walter Isaacson – review (guardian.co.uk)
- Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson (rosalindwent.wordpress.com)
- ‘Steve Jobs’ by Walter Isaacson – Review – NYTimes.com (policyabcs.wordpress.com)
- The Steve Jobs biography is my book of the year (blogs.telegraph.co.uk)