Steve Jobs

Mon 03 December 2018 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Leonardo da Vinci, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein and Henry Kissinger - all geniuses (possibly debatable). And then when you add Steve Jobs into the list, you know the author is out to prove a point. Walter Isaacson helms the only official biography of Steve Jobs, a mercurial genius.

It documents the journey of Steve Jobs from his childhood until his demise and claims to be as unbiased as possible. Isaacson taps a lot of sources from the various stages of Job's life to reduce the impact of his revisionist recollections. He has done a good job on this front but still feels like flattery in most portions of it. Almost every negative episode of Steve Jobs life is mentioned in the book but is combined with a contrast giving it an apologetic touch.