Monday, May 21, 2012

Book review: Steve Jobs

This past trip to Hawaii I took only one book to entertain me because it had been waiting on the shelf for the last weeks of the semester waiting to be read. I'd been wanting to read it since it came out back in November.

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Pros: Walter Isaacson portrayed the genius behind this successful company accurately but also with sentimental observance to what Steve Jobs wanted to accomplish in his lifetime that likewise each person's life is to accomplish. A change in the world that they perceive to have no control over. This book also made me feel even more firmly that Apple products are great products now that I understand the production and development process. Overall it was a good book, giving highlights and colorful stories of the background of the company.

Cons: It was a rather long book about 560 pages and at points when going in depth on the company details it got rather dull.

The biography was long but interesting reading about Apple from the beginning, and the determined, often unagreeable brains behind the operation. If you use or even have multiple Apple products I would definitely suggest this book if you have free time. And if you don't like Apple it might change the way you see this company and its purpose.

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