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3/31/2015 | 1:30:38 PM
Re: Interesting spin
If you're not interesting point it is all about everyone's spend . We've all had the experience where we met someone in the group and some of the members really like the person and some of them didn't . It's human nature our personal experiences and perceptions are own . While they can be influenced they are not usually changed . Biographies tend to be a collaboration of a group of people's perceptions about an individual while interesting they may not of been your perceptions if you met that person .
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3/30/2015 | 3:18:04 PM
Interesting spin
I'm interested to see how they chronicle his creativity and skill in getting the right product to the right people at the right time.With a title like that it need to give some pretty solid work on how the ideas came forth from the eureka moment to production. I like the idea of this spin on his life and wonder what actual reviewers think of the book, ones that weren't working for Apple.
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3/24/2015 | 1:34:14 PM
Biography variability

I don't think any biography will be universally loved, after all everyone is perceived differently by their peers, friends, family and even their adversaries. The only accurate biography of Mr. Jobs is the one that every person that knew him can recount as their personal experience. Understanding what makes someone a creative genius is difficult and cannot be replicated. The circumstances that led him down that path were a unique mix of who he was and how he interpreted life. Books will have a hard time chronicling that....

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3/24/2015 | 12:31:15 PM
Re: There's always two sides to every story
@whoopty - I don't disagree with you about the pitchman part, but marketing is everything.  You can have invented the best product in the world and it won't amount to a hill of beans unless you get it in the right hands with the right message.  Few people have that kind of ability on such a massive scale - impressive.
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3/24/2015 | 11:57:06 AM
Re: There's always two sides to every story
Praise from Apple's PR minders is a warning this is more hagiography than biography.
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3/24/2015 | 8:15:40 AM
Re: There's always two sides to every story
While I doubt Steve Jobs is the demon that some paint him to be, he's also a far call from the product genuis that Apple fans hold him up to be. He was a pitch man rather than an innovator, especially in later years and he made a lot of morally ambiguous choices in his personal life that shouldn't be glossed over just because he turned down a liver. He also turned down traditional healthcare, believing his diet could fix the cancer. 

That doesn't make him good, selfless or anything else but, unfortunately wrong. 
vnewman2
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3/23/2015 | 7:54:50 PM
There's always two sides to every story
Much of what is written about Steve Jobs paints him to be a self-important, maniacal, ruthless tyrant with little to no regard for rules, authority, or other people.  

While all of these things hold true to some degree, there is another side to him and another story to be told.  I'm hoping to hear that side of the story with the release of this book - from what I understand, it attemps to humanize him a little bit and I'm really curious to see if they succeeded.

A person this influential and this successful can't be all bad, can they?  (tongue in cheek)


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