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Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
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Steve Jobs had amazing timing when he convinced Walter Isaacson to write his story in the last two years of his life. And amazingly, he realized that it had to be completely out of his control and show the bad with the good. I knew Steve Jobs could be tempestuous and demanding. That image was not dispelled with this book nor did it make his tendency to be dismissive that much more understandable. And, sometimes I wished someone would smack him upside the head and tell him to stop acting like a child, his demanding nature and refusal to accept anything less are the reasons his products are so amazing and revolutionary. The whole concept of reality distortion field is a whole lot of B.S. and a ridiculous way to excuse some very bad behavior. I loved the sections about his involvement with Pixar. And, I was amazed by the story of the 6 year-old rural South American boy who knew nothing of computers, but was able to instinctively use the iPad without instruction...that speaks volumes about it's design. And, I think the fact that the book detailed Jobs' health decline really humanized him. The thing that made me saddest was that while he was very close to his son Reed, he didn't seem to feel the need to build strong relationships with his daughters.

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December 7, 2011 – Shelved
January 7, 2012 – Started Reading
January 13, 2012 – Finished Reading

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