Isaacson came neither to praise or bury Jobs. He laid out the facts of his life, neither covering up or wallowing in the less praise-worthy aspects. He reveals the aspects of Jobs life that make you go,
Jobs is the central character & there's really no one else worth discussing. The interaction with Gates and evaluations Gates and Jobs give each other are intriguing.
There's that binary thing about Jobs that makes him fascinating. He's an ulta-entrepreneur who sees himself as a hippie. He's a relentless salesperson that wouldn't bathe and made sales calls barefoot. You have to ask,
Baker does a good job reading. He's straightforward. Probably my only quibble isn't his fault. There are quotes in the book that can read differently, depending on voice inflection. Baker made good choices, but several quotes could mean something quite different with a different reading.
This book is relatively unemotional. It makes you go,
Probably not. When he's talking about his life, it's terrific. When he's talking about world issues, it's just a guy ranting.
Yes, a full autobiography would be fascinating.
Yes, good narration.
This book doesn't lend itself to becoming a movie.
About half of this book is about Kirk Douglas, his life in Hollywood, and his career as an actor. The other half is him talking about world problems and what he thinks should be done. What's fascinating about Douglas is his career. Listening to his personal opinions on issues is just like sitting and listening to any other old guy talk about his view on the world. If he's your uncle, you sit and politely listen. If he's someone you don't know, you get away from him as fast as you can.
Carnegie is the early master of motivational teaching and relationship coaching. This is the original book. Most others are remixes of his original ideas. It's about changing your thought process to improve your relationships. It is not about faking relationships, it's about understanding what motivates other people, and responding it the appropriate way.
Think and Grow Rich is similar in terms of changing your thought process to improve your life, but is more dated and covers different subject areas. Listen to both, if you want to improve your relationships and success levels.
McMillan also narrates
The idea isn't to win the argument. The idea is to make a friend. We become friends by being friends. Most people believe that they are the most interesting subject in the world.
If you are interested in motivational books, you should begin with Dale Carnegie and Napoleon Hill. Most other books build on these foundations. This book refers to faith in a positive way. Carnegie quotes from several religious and philosophical sources, but this is not an evangelistic book for any particular faith.
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