Posted on : 20-12-2011 | By : proaudioglobal | In : steve jobs book, steve jobs book review, walter isaacson
Do not buy “Steve Jobs” book from Amazon until you have read this honest review……. Keep Reading
Walter Isaacson has narrated the story of Steve Jobs after interviewing him for more than 100 times and also after interviewing more than 100 of his family members, friends, foes, business associates to name a few. He has narrated the story in a honest manner with unbiased opinion from the people he interviewed.
About Walter Isaacson:
Walter Isaacson is currently the President and CEO of Aspen Institute based in Washington, D.C. He has been the chairman of CNN and managing editor of Times magazine. He has authored several books namely, Einstein: His life and universe, Benjamin Franklin: An american life to name a few.
Why you should read Steve Jobs book?
In his own words, Steve wanted to put a dent in the “universe” which he achieved. After reading the book, one gets the feeling of what it is like to be Steve Jobs or to work with him and be around him.
You learn about his early years with Apple, and then Next and Pixar and also how he brought back Apple in 1997 from the brinks of bankruptcy. His fight with illness has been covered very well and will move one into tears.
What is inside Steve Jobs book?
An unfiltered, uncensored narration of Steve jobs life, his aspirations, his passion for perfection, his vision, and his roller coaster life. He was a billionaire, but lived in a regular street with no high fenced compound or security.
His life was full of contradictions. Born out of wedlock to a syrian muslim father and american mother, he was given up for adoption when he was very young. He later found out his real parents and became very close to his biological sister whom he called his best friend. His obsession with perfection led to the creation of the Mac computer which was a huge success with the general public. His ouster in 1987 from the very company he founded, his comeback in 1997 to rescue Apple are all covered in detail in the book.
The Good and the Bad:
Although the book is nearly 600 pages, the book zips along at a torrid pace narrating his early life with the adopted parents, how he designed the first Mac computer, his personal life, his fight with illness, his relationship with coworkers and foes. The book is comprehensive in all aspects of his life and provides a honest overview of his life.
Apart from Hardcover version, this book is available for download to Amazon Kindle also.
How he brought back Apple from the brink of bankruptcy is not covered in the book in detail.
The Bottom Line
Walter Isaacson has done a great job of narrating the life of Steve Jobs. It is not a scam. It is a true story of an American icon who changed the way we lived. His inventions touched the life of so many individuals around the world. It is a must read for one who wants to know who the real Steve Jobs is.