Walter Issacson: Steve Jobs

Whenever I think about Jobs's biography, Itzhak Perlman isn't far away. Perlman attributed his stellar solo in Schindler's List (a movie) to the deep subject matter of the film, the Holocaust. Walter Isaacson, Jobs's biographer, wrote an amazing story about the man who revolutionized the computer industry.

Yup, in the end, Jobs's biography is really just a story; it avoids the total glorification typical of many biographies by presenting the reader with a different Jobs -- an eccentric Jobs, whose faults are human, and have the complexity of many fictional characters. His partial defamation (which Jobs actually requested), shown by Isaacson through countless interviews, adds to the image we acquire of him. We see the human struggle in all of us.

Like great stories, you will forever be transformed by the book's message. An absolute must-read, Jobs's story is also spiritually enlightening.

And yes, he was a hippy.

If nothing else, watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc

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