Yes, but only those who has time.
When Jobs give a lecture to students, and he got an advice that no one'd like to be lectured. But everyone loves story.
Dylan Baker was the narrator of the audiobook version. His voice is quite strong and nice. He kept me engaged in the book for the whole time.
The reasons I like biography is that it is inspring. I’d like to know more about someone I admire, and Steve Jobs was one of them. I started out knowing next to nothing about Steve Jobs (although I own an iPod nano and a Mac book pro). I was kindda curious about the people behind it. From this book, I learn a lot about Steve Jobs, his invention, and his company. To most people, Steve was a Genious. But who would have known that he had a very conflicting personality. He was a firm believer in Hindu and Zen. Yet, he was obnoxious and very hard to deal with. He’d like to be at the intersection of technology and humanity. Yet, he was no humanitarian. He did everything in his own way regardless of whether his action will hurt others. I’m glad that I get to know that side of him.
This book is a bit long. It took me almost two months to read it. Despite excurciating details, I enjoy reading this book. The book contains the story since before his birth, his childhood, his success, his failure, his return, and his departure. It’s a long enjoyable book. And, it’s worth reading. The only problem that I have is that it’s a bit too long. -- Teerawat Issariyakul
This was a very interesting read. Not a glorification of Steve Jobs but a wonderful portrayal of who he was. I appreciated the balance that Isaacson's used in writing this book. Much to my delight, this book was not only about Steve Jobs but was also how technology changed through the years so it was like learning history apart from getting to know Jobs a little bit better. What would have made a 5-star rating though was if the narration was better. I felt that the narrator could have improved by making the lines of people more distinct from the narration.
I love learning thru books, about life, people and ways to be better. My best listen so far? The Power of Now, have a good listen!
I never understood why people are so fascinated with Steve Jobs. Yes, he revolutionized many industries, and Yes I think its cool that the Iphone exists. But do we really want our heroes to be people that treat other people badly?
After many months I read this book because it was advised to me by a really smart person. So since innovation is something that interests me, I tough it was important to read it.
The thing is. Is not only that I dont admire Jobs at all, as he was a terrible father, friend and boss. But this is one of the first business related books that I have read and learn absolutely nothing. The only thing I can take from Jobs is that Less is more (no news here) and he was very good at that.
Apart from this, frankly, I dont see much I can learn from reading this book.
I learned so much from this book! Don't think I could have worked or been friends with Jobs, but he was brilliant at what he did. I think Apple users and those who enjoy computer history books would especially enjoy this book.
Fascinating and welll written description of Job personality, genius and struggles. Great listening and highly recommended.
Superb modern biography of a flawed genius. Warts and all story of the emergence of Apple the organisation, and the evolution of Jobs the man.
The life of this man change the world
That it True
It make me stay awake some nights just listening
The best resent biografi book that I read / listen
More interested in serious conversations that most writers fail to discuss. Would find unsubstantiated theories and comments a bore
In the top half
His rilvary with Bill Gates
When Jobs was ousted from Apple
Strongly recommend for anyone interested in facts about greatness
I've only listened to George R.R. Martin's
This is where the book falls down, Walter was good, but Dylan Baker needs more voices, Steve's quotes were a little differentiated from Baker's own voice, but the other characters, Woz, Hertzfield, Gates, etc... were the same as Baker's own voice.
An excellent biography which provides a sympathetic and convincing portrayal of Jobs, while not disguising his faults. Unfortunately, the reader appears not to have rehearsed sufficiently. When he comes across a new name he pauses momentarily as though unsure how to pronounce it, putting odd verbal quotes around names.