Apr 1, 2014


biographySteve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Approaching Steve Jobs's biography was a leap of faith in a scary, unknown territory.
First of all, I'm not an expert nor a fan of the tech world.
Second, biographies are not part of my reading routine.
Last and mostly, for the first time in my life I listened to an audio book instead of reading it on paper or on my beloved Kindle.

If it's true that we should always find ways to abandon our comfort zone, I could never agree more than I do after this experience. I feel reinvigorated and excited about my discoveries: I learnt so much about the technology world and how things came to be as they are today, of who made it possible for me to be typing away and instantly share my ideas with you.
I also discovered that I love biographies and audio books.
Last, I met an author that I highly admire, Walter Isaacson.

The simple and exact writing style of Isaacson has allowed me to explore a complicated matter such as CEOs wars and futuristic engineering, understand the bulk meaning of it, without getting lost in technicalities. The otherworldly genius meets the humanity of an abandoned kid and far-from-perfect father. The simple truth of Steve Jobs bad character and down-to-earth personality has inspired me and held me captive like the best of novels, with an unfortunate happy ending.
Next on the to-read list is the biography on "Einstein: his life and Universe" by the same amazing author, Walter Isaacson.

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