This book helps the reader break down the barriers of societal thinking by bringing you back to the essentials. Do you remember why you put effort in each day? Or, have you lost sight of the end goal?
Tim Ferriss helps the reader re-focus their commitments from their "job" to their goal. This is not a book about quitting your career and living in the woods "off the grid". On the contrary, it is a book about staying focused on your goals and finding the most effective ways to execute them.
As most books do, it starts off a bit slow, but keep reading. There is a definitive sense of freedom that comes from completing this book. We must analyze our decisions with a cost-benefit method that asks: "am I receiving the most I can in exchange for my time and energy?"
Personally, I have kept his words in mind while making decisions, and I am happy with the results. A must-read for individuals who are running in the hamster wheel of their career.
By nature, Steve Jobs will be an interesting read based on the premise that he was an interesting man. Putting all personal opinions aside, it cannot be denied that he was a character that impacted the world of technology in ways that have been unparalleled by other CEO's.
Follow the history of Apple, IBM, Hewlett Packard, Pixar, Microsoft, Google, and other technology companies that have impacted our lives tremendously in the past several decades. Watch the personal computer transform from a bulky household appliance to smartphones and tablets.
For those that are skeptics of this book, I would like to highlight that the purpose of this biography is not to idolize Steve Jobs. Rather, it is to record his actions and provide the background of software and hardware as it exists today.
Why do people choose between Apple and PC's? Read and learn about the open vs closed systems, the theories behind technology developed, and the competitive positioning of companies that were neck and neck in a race to create life-altering products.
Not a fan of Steve Jobs, the man and CEO? Prefer PC's over Apples? It doesn't matter, you can keep your opinions and enjoy the knowledge that you gain from this book.
If nothing else, you can find a basis for your argument on either side of the Apple vs. PC battle. I love my PC's and Androids, and I have not lost an argument against an Apple lover since I read this book. Anyhow, why do we read, if not to learn?
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