Seafood professional, Adelaide Australia
As biographies go this was long and detailed but provides a fascinating insight into the work of someone who was clearly a brilliant man combining understanding of technology with an acute business sense. The book could have maybe been a couple of hours shorter and there was a small degree of repetition but these are trivial issue and did nothing to spoil my read. Was great that I could relive some of the events described in the book as all Job's media intros of products are available on youtube. The book also gives some insights into some of the other tech wizards around at the time. I'm left thinking what else jobs would have come up with if he had survived. A highly recommended read.
Its like standing and watching a life of a GENIUS just passed by you... WOW !
This is an interesting story, however the same point was mentioned many times within the book which makes the book lasting over 24 hours!
Infopreneur and foodevangelist, 72. Married since 1965. Two children and 5 grand children. Love my family, seafood, fishing and walking.
Walter Isaacson, once again, not only presenting the person, Steve Jobs, bit the entire US digital industri. It is like a thriller following the stories aboit Apple creating products we did not know we needed before it was released. And with the force of Steve Jobs creativity and energy. It is time, well invested, to listen to this amazing story.
Yes I would, Steve Jobs was a very complex person and this book gives you insight to some of his traits, it helps you understand the man behind the myth and gives you a good reference point and some nice quotes you can show off with latter.
Like all other biographical books this book shows an aspect of who the person was, but this is also biased by the authors own point of view, you'd need to read a couple more books to have a better, rounded perspective.
The performance was pretty good, it was not distracting and not being a novel the voice actors don't try to dramatize the content which is refreshing but also makes it easier to listen to. So there are no favorite characters, just the overall experience.
Steve Jobs was a successful entrepreneur that had to learn recover from his mistakes, if not learn from them, I believe the key strength he had was the ability to identify an opportunity and his unwavering commitment to excellence.
I appreciate both a lot the work of Steve Jobs and of Walter Isaacson telling about it. Too bad Steve Jobs died so early, he could do way more. I guess, he continues inspire people and this makes him live.