Book Review: Biography of Steve Jobs #100Books

Steve Jobs’s adopted parents told him that he could accomplish anything he wanted in life. Call it narcissism or naivety, but he believed them.

Jobs used his beliefs to change our world.

Books on nightstandJobs was a private man who luckily authorized Walter Isaacson to write his biography. The book was released in October 2011, the same month as Jobs’s death.

The Biography of Steve Jobs was full of interesting facts and wonderful surprises as it told the story of Jobs, who started Apple Computer with his friend Steve Wozniak, in his parents’ garage.

Jobs was a millionaire by the time he was 25, but those who knew him best said money didn’t change him. He always had simple tastes, and it seems the eccentric leader always was difficult to get along with. He was uncompromising, insulting and dismissed everything and everyone who bored him.

Interestingly, Jobs never actually made any products, although he was the driving force behind what was made and how it was designed. He also was a bit of a marketing genius, capturing the world with smart, interesting creative advertising concepts.

I learned while reading the book that Jobs required the original iPhone and iPods to be white because the thought the color was clean and pure. He also strived to make all Apple products as compact and thin as possible.

I couldn’t help but think that Jobs probably hated all of the cases we buy to protect our Apple products, since he focused so much on sleek design. I later learned this was true, which was why Apple created a snap-on cover for iPad.

By the way, did you know the technology used to create the original iPhone actually was invented for iPad? That’s just another little morsel I learned from the book.

Overall, I really enjoyed The Biography of Steve Jobs. It helped give me more insight into a man who altered the way we function today and invented some of my favorite products.

 

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profkrg
profkrg

@douglaserice Thanks, Doug! How's your #100Books challenge going?

douglaserice
douglaserice

@profkrg I read like 26 in January but only 3 in February. I think I'll get there by year's end ;-D

profkrg
profkrg

@douglaserice that January number is crazy impressive. I didn't do as well in February either. I wish I could count studies!

profkrg
profkrg

@douglaserice I'm writing my lit, so I'm just reading and reading. Crazy!

douglaserice
douglaserice

@profkrg You in me both. I read like 8 issues of marketing journals in February!