Never from the author
Make is a 1-page article
He tried, but his task was hopeless
The very few redeeming qualities were buried is pages of self-aggrandizement by the author and a hopeless number of personal stories which were force-fit to the author’s slim thesis.
This book was painful from the outset with flashes of insight (“people must be willing to pay for your business offer”) so blindingly obvious that it made me wince.
Visionary, manic, bully
"Simplicity is sophistication" (simplicity is VERY hard work)
There was so much hype when Jobs died it took me some time to listen to this book thinking it would be too laden with superlatives. Not so! Isaason's telling is balanced, brutally honest and direct; he pulls no punches. Jobs comes across as a vissionary, perfectionist monster whose intense personality takes over his whole beeing and seeps all around him into a wildfire persuit of the next gadget which will change the world. Oh yeah, and on the way he transformed annimated film with Pixar! Jobs must have been tough to work for but he only worked with the best and they said he forced them to do things they did not think they could do; things they were not even sure were possible. Working for him must have been an amazing experience.
Yes, to anyone in sport particularly cyclists
Tyler paints Lance Armstrong as a bully with a pathological need to win races.
Hamilton, Coyle and Runnette draw the listner into the narrow world of professional cycling where lives are devoted to the sport, sacrifice is the norm and the margin between the podium and back-of-the pack is 5%. The question is "what would you do" if you were them and you defined your self-worth by race results?
Don't get this abridged version; it leaves out too many good parts
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