I didn’t know a lot about Steve Jobs before I started reading this biography. I, of course, knew that he died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. I also knew that he was the founder and leader of Apple, and that he helped create many of the Apple products of which I’m a huge fan.
There are few things I learned after reading this book. For example, Jobs was the CEO of Pixar, the company that brought us such movies as Toy Story, and Up. I also learned that Steve Jobs was quite the crier. He was known to get teared up, sob, and lose his composure pretty frequently. That was surprising to me, considering he was a high-powered CEO.
Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Isaacson interviewed anyone who might shed some light on the man behind Apple. He didn’t just interview people who had good things to say, he also interviewed people who didn’t think so highly of Jobs. It made for a well-rounded book, and gives readers a full picture of Steve Jobs. If you’d like to know more about the founder of Apple, I’d recommend Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.