Book Review: Steve Jobs

Steve JobsSteve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A well written biography about Steve Jobs that gets a little too judgmental at times, especially when talking about Steve Job’s not so glamorous personal moments in life. The biographer got exclusive access to Jobs and his network of friends and family to write a mostly balanced account of the latter’s story. This book is more bold in terms of stating vulnerable moments of emotional weakness in Steve Jobs life. This is something I’ve seen less in biographical accounts of generally very famous people who have had a cult like following. Usually the uncomfortable details seem to be missed.

The biographer seems to have been caught in his own personal judgment on charitable acts and the pursuit of money, thereby throwing questionable prose on Steve Jobs’s character. The biographer also seemed to portray a soft corner for the co-founder of Apple, the infamous Steve Wozniak while narrating the stories that involved him too. That seemed shallow and biased in my opinion. The book does read like a thriller at times and rarely do you get to put it down between chapters.

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