Name – Steve Jobs
Author – Walter Isaacson
This is the complete biography of the one and only Steve Jobs. Walter Isaacson has neatly summarized his early life, covering about his biological parents, biological sister, adoptive parents and his step-sister. There is a lot of detail about what he did and where he went.
Steve always believed that he was different from others. He always let art flow with technology. For him a person was either a Hero or a Bozo and a product was either Amazing or Shit.
“If you just sit and observe, you will see how restless your mind is. If you try to calm it, it only makes it worse, but over time it does calm, and when it does, there’s room to hear more subtle things – that’s when your intuition starts to blossom and you start to see things more clearly and be in the present more. Your mind just slows down, and you see a tremendous expanse in the moment. You see so much more than you could see before. It’s a discipline; you have to practice it”
Steve had the power to convince anyone about anything when he was in room. But when he leave realization would hit his colleagues and they would be like What? What he just said? How can that be even possible? This was his Reality Distortion Field.
I couldn’t help but cry reading the last pages of his life. The last time he visited Apple was on wheelchair.
His last words were “Oh wow, Oh wow, Oh wow”
“I think different religions are different doors to the same house. Sometimes I think the house exists, and sometimes I don’t. It’s the great mystery”
I recommend this book if you are interested in Technology + Arts. We get to learn many things from this book. I appreciate the work of Isaac. It’s a memorable biography.
“The people who are crazy enough
to think they can change
the world are the ones who do”
-Apple’s “Think Different” campaign, 1997.