Top positive review
A good read
on 7 June 2015
I enjoyed the book and learnt a few things about Job's Apple I didn't know. The thrust of the book is mostly can Apple survive without Jobs, but the book also gives a vivid description of the environment prevalent at Apple for those who work there and for those who try to probe into Apple's secrets. The degree of compartmentalisation and 'need to know' for Apple employees is quite staggering and also Job's perverse nature is covered at some length. Basically, Jobs was a bully and thus Apple as a company was a bully who never took prisoners, but there were a few who Jobs treated well, those who he obviously respected and needed.
I used Macs for about 7 years, but migrated to the PC just before 2000- in my view PCs are as 'good' if not much better than Macs- a very good book about Jobs, which he did not like is the book 'Icon'. The word 'icon' can be taken to have two meanings as in the widely used phrase relating to Jobs, 'distorted reality field'... In my view Apple inevitably will run out of products to inovate and certainly without Jobs the company will gradually fade. Jobs was an extremely unique character, a man of his time, at the right time, on the edge of a new technology, a time probably never to be equalled again, especially as we are witnessing a decline in prosperity of the general population.