My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Being a software professional myself during the years that Apple developed, Job’s story reminds me of much of my own experiences. Though I always tended towards the PC/Windows side of things through the years, I now appreciate the Apple and it’s user much more after reading this book.
Though, it may be easy to admire his management style in retrospect, I believe Steve Job’s “methodologies” probably would not have worked for anyone other than himself.
The best I’ve ever read on Franklin. The author brings to life an historical entity that had previously seemed to me to be of almost mythical or non-human proportions. Isaacson cites McCullough’s biography “John Adams” at several points which has stoked me up on reading that as well. If you are a fan of David McCullough, you’ll enjoy Walter Isaacson’s “Benjamin Franklin: An American Life”.
I am now primed to continue on with other Isaacon’s works such as Einstein: His Life and Universe, Kissinger: A Biography and The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made by Walter Isaacson and Evan Thomas.