If you ask me what is one of my all time favorite books ever, the first book that comes to mind is Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson.
I have to admit that I was already a big fan of apple products before I read this book. I mean, I’m currently using my Macbook Pro to write this blog post and sitting right next to me is the 5th or 6th iPhone I’ve owned. We have old iPads, iPods, and basically anything else that apple sells besides the iWatch (only because I don’t really wear watches).
But I didn’t actually read this book, I listened to it on audible. So one evening I was preparing for a long drive the next morning and I knew I wanted to download a book. Sometimes music can get kinda boring so I wanted something that’d keep me entertained for at least 4-6 hrs. Then I remembered Andrew Warner saying how he loves to read biographies. So the first ever biography I decided to “read” was Steve Jobs.
Before listening, I already knew a little bit about him. I knew about his tantrums, he was a little crazy but overall super smart. Man, as soon as I started listening to the first 10 minutes or so, I was HOOKED! Initially, it was the part where Issacson pointed out the fact that Jobs knew he was already smarter than his parents at a very young age. Like, before he even started going to school. That’s insane but there is something so authentic about that statement that it really wanted me to get to know Steve even more.
As the book went on I became more and more interested in the way he cared so much about his work and everything he did. At times it made me wonder if I have the capacity to pay attention to so much detail like Jobs did. I could see why people thought he was a little crazy but I think it’s only because he cared so much about quality. Of course he’s human so he has made his own share of mistakes but he was definitely an artist in his own way. To that I am definitely appreciative of him and his genius for helping to improve my technological life. And of course for Finding Nemo 🙂
So, if you want a good book to really get lost into, I’d highly highly suggest, Steve Jobs by Walter Issacson.