Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs is a fascinating book to read. The author has exposed the real life of the computer and consumer electronics giant Apple’s co-founder. Jobs is lucky not to read the book as he died few days before the book was published. I can’t imagine how Jobs would have coped up with the book if he had an opportunity to read it.
The book starts with Jobs’ college days and goes up to his death. How he cofounded Apple Inc. and made it a world class company, how he dealt with his own staff is incredibly exciting. He had been very mean to people he associated, even to very close friends. Not to mention how he treated his girlfriends.
Born to a Syrian born father and a mother of a Swiss Catholic descent and having been adopted by another couple, Jobs doesn’t visit his biological father even after learning about his whereabouts. Jobs’ half-sister comes to know about his biological father who even has seen Jobs at a hotel but she is not allowed to tell him that Jobs is his son.
Jobs is ousted from Apple after a power struggle in 1985 and initiates NeXT Computers company which doesn’t do that well. Being invited to run Apple again in 1996, Jobs works vigorously and produces some astonishing products such as iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad make Apple the largest publicly traded corporation in the world by market capitalization, with an estimated value of US$626 billion as of September 2012.
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