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Walter Isaacson is a brilliant biographer. No wonder Steve Jobs relentlessly pursued him to write this book. The whole bio is a gold mine of lessons on corporate valuation, defying engineering principles, prioritizing great products before profits, innovation and revolution, forcing genius out of everyone, and dreaming impossible dreams.
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Steve Jobs supposedly encouraged this because he didn’t want to sound like an “in-house job”. But at the tail end of the last chapter, you will still feel a deep admiration for this man foolish enough to believe that the world can indeed be changed.
I love, love, love this book and despite the unflattering, such-an-ass depiction of Steve Jobs, he remains to be an inspiration. I love the way Walter Isaacson ended this beautiful biography and I would like to think of it as an insinuation of Steve Jobs’ conversion and faith as he dealt with the last days of his life.
After I finished reading his bio, I read again this eulogy given by his sister, Mona Simpson. From the eyes of somebody who loved him dearly, he was a good man. And this is also how I would like to see him.