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Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
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it was amazing
bookshelves: biography, have-watched-adaptation, history, non-fiction

The only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work, and the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking, and don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking, don't settle.

This book is an epic biography of a genius who made various remarkable changes in our world i.e. Made a dent in the universe (from Jobs' perspective) is also a history of the most exciting time in the age of computers, the times when the Silicon Valley was blooming ...

Jobs had quiet a complex personality at times being charming, obsessive, ruthless, lovable, loathsome and maddening. His character was instrumental in shaping some of the greatest technological innovations. He had this OCD towards perfection and love towards simplicity in a design resulting to his intense binary view of the world (hero/shithead)

Making riches was never a goal of Steve Jobs, he insisted on making great products and building an enduring company. He considers himself as an artist and his products as paintings and thus he believed in integration of hardware and software in devices establishing an end-to-end control which was a different Philosophy against other giant companies like Microsoft and Google who promotes open source environment. This end-to-end system restricts the hacking nature which seemed quite ironical in the 1984 Apple commercial which metaphorically described the company as a revolt.

After all, Steve Jobs' life was full of ups and downs. I feel the best parts of the book are - Steve Jobs' journey for spiritual discovery in his coming-of-age and his fall from his own company (that was so emotional)

This book is an odyssey and will remain one of my favourite biographies.
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Reading Progress

April 10, 2016 – Shelved
April 10, 2016 – Shelved as: to-read
July 6, 2016 – Started Reading
July 6, 2016 –
page 84
12.8% "'I'm a fruitarian and I will only eat leaves picked by virgins in the moonlight'"
July 7, 2016 –
page 136
20.73% "An antimaterialistic hippie who capitalized on the inventions of a friend who wanted to give them away for free, and he was a Zen devotee who made a pilgrimage to India and then decided that his calling was to create a business. And yet somehow these attitudes seemed to weave together rather than conflict."
July 8, 2016 –
page 200
30.49% "Baby You're a Rich Man"
July 10, 2016 –
page 269
41.01% "He believed that great harvests came from arid sources, pleasure from restraint - Things led to their opposites."
July 11, 2016 –
page 330
50.3% "The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do."
July 12, 2016 –
page 409
62.35% "I'm the Pied Piper - The iTunes Store"
July 13, 2016 –
page 471
71.8% "Memento Mori"
July 15, 2016 – Shelved as: biography
July 15, 2016 – Shelved as: have-watched-adaptation
July 15, 2016 – Shelved as: history
July 15, 2016 – Shelved as: non-fiction
July 15, 2016 – Finished Reading

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Michelle Curie I remember picking this up because someone in my family had bought it and I didn't have anything else left to read, but then just being hooked... I'm glad you've enjoyed this, too, great review!

Yash Sinojia Michelle wrote: "I remember picking this up because someone in my family had bought it and I didn't have anything else left to read, but then just being hooked... I'm glad you've enjoyed this, too, great review!"

Yeah! It was a hook up for me too .. Thanks :)

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