The author has cleverly arranged the chapters of this book with quotes from Steve Jobs, meant to inspire. Some of these quotes, in my opinion, feel shallow, sound cliché, and do not seem entirely original. On the other hand, some are great! Practical statements at the beginning of each section are succinct and impressive, offering good advice. The book was written and published posthumously, and fans of the late Steve Jobs will welcome this tribute. It is arranged chronologically, and illustrates Jobs’ philosophy in the wake of his lifetime of success. It may also be an attempt to convince the non-believer of Jobs’ great genius. One thing is certain, the books succeeds in shedding a light on the cunning of Jobs’ marketing and business strategies. It may not necessarily convince those who remain skeptical that this kind of thinking ranks among that of other great geniuses. Overall, I’m not sure I’m someone who wants “to think like Steve Jobs”. On the other hand, you might. In either case, it’s worth the short read to find out.
--Rosemary Szczygiel, Hilliard Branch Library
Find How to Think Like Steve Jobs in the Nassau County Public Library System catalog.