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Where does Becoming Steve Jobs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?
The breadth and content of the book is a great achievement. The reading, while good, seems to lack inspiration.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Becoming Steve Jobs?
The final chapter brings a dimension of humanity to a number of oft caricatured human beings.
Which scene was your favorite?
The scene where Steve and his family drive to Stanford the morning of his now famous commencement speech reminds you they are human beings like all of us.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Generally, yes. Some of the middle chapters, while I believe necessary, may bog down readers who care less about the technology aspects of the book.
Any additional comments?
As someone who worked at Apple for nearly a decade during Steve's second act, I found Walter Isaacson's official autobiography shallow, uninformed (he should've employed a technical consultant) and simply unable to capture the essence of the DNA Steve embodied into his company. This book gets it right. It weaves contextual technical explanations with a breadth of insightful interviews, coupled with the author's own experiences with Steve, to deliver a pitch-perfect story of the evolution of an astoundingly insightful, inspiring and complicated individual.
I'm grateful this book was written. My understanding of my experience at Apple, and of Steve, achieved a new depth of insight and appreciation.
35 of 35 people found this review helpful
This book reminds me of Robert Cringley's Accidental Empires in that it gives a big picture view, while also diving deep into details now and again.
Recommended to anyone in the tech biz or fascinated by Jobs and his life.
15 of 15 people found this review helpful