With Great Power Comes Great…Ego…

I finished reading the biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson last night.  Jobs was a very fascinating man.  He had an intuitive grasp of how to make great products that I think is lacking in most other companies.  That point is carried throughout the entire book as was the question of whether computers and software should be open (ie Microsoft and Android) or closed (Apple).

Jobs requested the book be written and told everyone (family, friends, employees, enemies) to be honest about him when they were interviewed.  The portrait of Jobs is not necessarily a flattering one (he was a huge asshole), but it does show who he truly was, and what he did for the computer, music, phone and book industries.  He was a captivating man, and I believe will go down in history as comparable to Ford, Edison and other visionaries.

I don’t generally read biographies, but I would highly recommend this one.  Six out of seven stars.

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