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Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
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it was amazing
bookshelves: adult, brain-works, inspirational, soul-stuff
Read 2 times. Last read July 19, 2015 to February 18, 2016.

OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW! This echo from Steve Jobs' evocative simple last words, reverberates, in my own soul, after reading this exclusive and masterful biography of his life, by Walter Isaacson.

And what a life Jobs lived, following his philosophy that emulated the "Crazy Ones." As Jack Kerouac of the Beat Generation writer wrote:

"Here's to the crazy ones.
The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers.
The round pegs in the square holes.
The ones who see things differently.
They're not fond of rules.
And they have no respect for the status quo.

You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them,
disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them.
About the only thing you can't do is ignore them.
Because they change things.
They invent. They imagine.
They heal. They explore. They create. They inspire.
They push the human race forward.
Maybe they have to be crazy.

How else can you stare at an empty canvas and see a work of art?
Or sit in silence and hear a song that’s never been written?
Or gaze at a red planet and see a laboratory on wheels?
While some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius.

Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world,
are the ones who do..."

And Steve Jobs, did, WOW!
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Reading Progress

September 22, 2013 – Shelved as: brain-works (Audiobook Edition)
September 22, 2013 – Shelved (Audiobook Edition)
September 22, 2013 – Shelved as: business (Audiobook Edition)
September 22, 2013 – Shelved as: inspirational (Audiobook Edition)
September 22, 2013 – Shelved as: reportage (Audiobook Edition)
September 22, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read (Audiobook Edition)
July 19, 2015 – Started Reading
July 19, 2015 – Shelved
July 19, 2015 – Shelved as: adult
July 19, 2015 – Shelved as: brain-works
July 19, 2015 – Shelved as: inspirational
July 19, 2015 – Shelved as: soul-stuff
July 19, 2015 – Shelved as: to-read
July 19, 2015 –
page 15
2.29% "Insightful and conscious"
December 26, 2015 –
page 300
45.73% "So much depth to this guy."
Started Reading (Audiobook Edition)
January 1, 2016 – Finished Reading (Audiobook Edition)
February 18, 2016 – Finished Reading

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