Book Review Steve Jobs

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Book Review – Steve Jobs
The book “Steve Jobs” by Walter Issacson, just like its explicit and simplistic title, told the story of the life of Steve Jobs – Apple’s founder and CEO. Written in chronological order, readers get to have a close look at Jobs’ life, from the little boy tinkering with electronic components in his parents’ garage to the man in charge of changing the face of computing in the 21st century. Originally given up by his birth parents, Jobs was blessed to have come to the loving and supportive family of Paul and Clara Jobs. Jobs emphasizes, time after time, that only they are truly his parents. His childhood is spent working with semi-conductors and electrical parts as ...view middle of the document...

The Apple II release is also one of the most meaningful milestone that puts the company on the map. At this time, Jobs is at his most focus, volatile, and intense phase of his career. This comes with good values and bad, as he pioneers various immense leap in technology: the Graphical User Interface (GUI), and also the birth of the first Macintosh. On the other side, it also boosts his ego to a point where it turns into arrogant confidence. As the company increases in size, as its chief, Jobs needs to learn to suppress his impulse to have absolute control and micromanage. He fails to do this, and this leads to a big acrimonious fallout and his own departure in 1985. The next years have more impact on Jobs’ characters than on his career advancements, which is probably more significant than we would think. He founded NeXT, a computer manufacturing company with higher education institutions as its target. However, more notably, he acquired Pixar, a struggling computer graphic divisions. Thorough the years, the studio focus shifts from developing image-rendering software and hardware to producing computer-animated films. The process is slow and rocky, however, the end result, Toy Story, is a huge success, and bring Steve back to his feet along with a newly learned maturity. This helps tremendously in the progress of bringing a struggling Apple back to its feet. For the first two and a half years after coming back, Jobs take a salary of $1 a year, working harder than anyone to bring Apple to the front of the line once again. Since then, Jobs continues pushing Apple and humankind forward with innovations such as the iMac, transforming the computer into a digital hub, Apple Store, iPod, and iTunes. However, his success at work is traded with the deteriorating in his health. Jobs is diagnosed with cancer three times, each time more damaging than the previous. He passes away with still more goals to accomplish, more visions to achieve. Because with a true innovator, the dreams never end.
Written by the accredited Time and CNN former executive, the book provides an extensive and detailed narration of Jobs’ life in...

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