“This column is not a book review. I will leave to the professional book reviewers. This is my personal observations after reading Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzili’s book about Steve Jobs [Becoming Steve Jobs],” Tim Bajarin writes for Tech.pinions. “It comes from a prism of following Apple since 1981 and includes some of my own dealings with Jobs during that time.”
“I met one of the authors of this book, Brent Schlender, only a few days after he got a job at the Wall Street Journal and was assigned to cover Apple,” Bajarin writes. “As the book points out, Brent had a unique relationship with Steve Jobs and was one of only a few journalists Steve had a personal relationship with. He was even introduced by Steve as his friend at an event and would often go to Steve’s house and talk to him there and interact with his family. This book chronicles the life of Steve Jobs from Schlender’s unique viewpoint and it gives what I think is a solid view of the good and bad of Steve’s life while humanizing him in ways that only friends could see given his tendency to keep everyone else out of his life.”
“Although some reviewers have called the book sympathetic to Jobs, I felt that it was a very honest portrayal about Jobs the enfant terrible and Jobs the charmer and visionary,” Bajarin writes. “For me it was informational, entertaining and, in my opinion, the most accurate portrayal of Steve Jobs written to date. Anyone interested in Steve Jobs should find it gives an important perspective on his life and how he made Apple the powerhouse tech company it is today.”
Much more in the full article – recommended – here.
MacDailyNews Take: If you’ve already read or are currently reading Becoming Steve Jobs, what did/do you think?
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