Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs biography

I just finished reading the biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. I didn’t know much about Jobs and Apple, beyond their products were more closed than Microsoft, so I wasn’t a big fan. Now, through this book I have know a little more about  Jobs (and Apple), I’m still not a fan (and never will), but I have recognize his jobs and contribution to the world.

The funny thing is, until now, I  thought Microsoft was the enemy, but now I think I have to be thankful to Bill Gates because he was more open than Jobs and he won the OS battle.

The book doesn’t idolize Jobs, you can found Jobs like he really was. A difficult person (sometimes even evil) to his friends, family and  employees who took their ideas as his own. But thanks to that he got the best of each and bring to the world a great company.

I didn’t take many quotes from the book (It wasn’t that kind of book). But you can learn a couple of things, knowing about be successful in your business (or whatever you do), the more important: Focus.

  • Luis

    Hey, Layn. I liked you article, but what does Job exactly mean by Focus? Is it that you only Focus on one and only one thing?