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Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
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it was ok
bookshelves: electronic-reads, non-fiction

This book is certainly interesting, and if you've read nothing about Steve Jobs in the past, you might find some of the contents reasonably intriguing - Jobs was an fascinating, if extremely difficult person. However, if you have read a few books about Jobs in the past, firstly you'll know where a good proportion of this material comes from, and secondly you'll realised how much of a missed opportunity this book really is.

The fact is that Isaacson had pretty much unfettered access to Jobs over a long and illuminating period of his life, and yet through clearly knowing very little about the technology, he seems repeatedly to have failed to have asked him any questions that gives an insight into Jobs you couldn't have got by just reading works by a couple of biographers that knew their stuff much better.

The more this book progresses, the more you realise quite how much of a huge, missed opportunity it was, and an opportunity that can never be granted to another person again. What a tragic waste.

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Reading Progress

November 6, 2011 – Started Reading
November 6, 2011 – Shelved
November 23, 2011 – Shelved as: electronic-reads
November 23, 2011 – Shelved as: non-fiction
November 23, 2011 – Finished Reading

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