Walter Isaacson Quotes (Author of Steve Jobs)
Steve Jobs Quotes
Steve Jobs was a man of contradictions. In Steve Jobs , a biography by Walter Isaacson, his groundbreaking ideas and spectacular technological breakthroughs run like a torrent through the book. But at the same time, on almost every page are examples of his spectacular arrogance, odd habits, belligerent interactions and emotional breakdowns. After reading the book, we gathered some of the memorable quotes from its author, Steve Jobs and those around him that illustrate his complex personality. Let's use these quotes as a jumping-off point to a discussion: What do you think? Was Steve Jobs a genius or was he insane?
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The result is a page book loaded with fabulous vignettes of the most creative businessman in history. He weighs in on everything from the competition to religion to building the best products in the world. LSD shows you that there's another side to the coin, and you can't remember it when it wears off, but you know it. It reinforced my sense of what was important—creating great things instead of making money, putting things back into the stream of history and of human consciousness as much as I could. Here's Jobs talking about a Microsoft employee he was friendly with: "This guy badgered me about how Microsoft was going to completely change the world with this tablet PC software and eliminate all notebook computers, and Apple ought to license his Microsoft software. But he was doing the device all wrong. It had a stylus.
The author, who had previously written best-selling books about Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin and Henry Kissinger, and is also the CEO of the Aspen Institute, interviewed Jobs more than 40 times over two years about Jobs' work, family and the Apple cofounder's view of himself and the world. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged people he knew to speak honestly. Nothing, though, speaks more loudly about Steve Jobs and his impact on the culture and economy , than Jobs himself. Skip to main content.