Man vs Bookshelf

Man vs Bookshelf: How to Think like Steve Jobs

This entry is part 74 of 104 in the series Man vs Bookshelf

You’ve probably heard of Steve Jobs.

You know the one. Co-founder of Apple one of the largest and most successful technology companies in the world. Creator of the iMac, iPhone, iPad and iTonya.

He also was behind the renaissance of Pixar ahead of their release of Toy Story, followed by a string of Oscar-winning, commercially successful films, and he became the largest single shareholder of Disney – you know, the company that owns ALL the other companies.

We, the masses, knew him from his products, and most of us had probably seen clips of him presenting at Apple launch events. He was, after all, known for his charisma and showmanship.

But our knowledge grew a little deeper after his death in late 2011, when a slew of books and films about the man himself came out. One of which was the book you now hold in your hands.

You did buy the required reading, right?

Oh, sod it, let’s go on.

How to Think Like Steve Jobs

First off, we can all agree this book would have received a higher rating from me on Goodreads (than a three) if the title wasn’t a disgraceful lie.

I have no desire to think like Steve Jobs, but I think if you advertise your book as doing something then it should do that thing.

As it stands, this is like buying a book called “How to train your cat to do super cool backflips” and finding you’ve bought the biography of Steve Jobs.

As I say, I wasn’t looking to think like Steve Jobs, so for me, this short, easy read biography of the man was interesting, engaging, and worth a read.

What I liked most about it is it wasn’t bogged down in minutia. It was a whistle-stop tour of Steve Job’s life from birth to death, taking in only the key exciting points along the way.

Being interested in businesspeople generally, I found this almost riveting and was able to get through the book in only a day.

It is its brevity that makes this book so wide-appealing. Anyone with a general interest in Steve Jobs could get into this book, and those are the people I would recommend it to.

So that’s all I have to say about the book. It’s been a quick write which is excellent for me but for all you who like m sprawling, hard to follow reviews, you’ll be disappointed.

Until –

Next Time

I have in the past spoken about Harlen Coban. How my mother recommended strongly I read the Myron Boitar books and which I continually refused to read them because I’m pretty obstinant like that.

But, eventually I did read them, and I loved them, and now I’m back on them again for this challenge, reading both a few of the later Myron Bolitar books and also a few stand alone.

That could be a rambling post.

You’ll have to wait and see.

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International worst-selling author Mark Ayre has been writing since before he could pick up a pen (somehow). An author of mystery and suspense novels including the James Perry Series of mysteries.

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