Books Recommended by Steve Jobs
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
Thomas S. Kuhn
Source: Michael S. Malone said the first time he sat down with Steve Jobs, Steve immediately asked him if he had read this book. Michael thinks Steve was assimilating into this personality, this notion that he found in this book.
Only the Paranoid Survive
How to Exploit the Crisis Points That Challenge Every Company
Andrew S. Grove
Source: "This book is about one super-important concept. You must learn about Strategic Inflection Points, because sooner or later you are going to live through one." - Steve Jobs
Has Steve Jobs written any books?
No. Although, the closest thing to a book written by Jobs is Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography (since Jobs himself participated quite a bit in the creation of that book and even wrote words for it at the end).
What were Steve Jobs favorite books?
We believe his favorite book was "Autobiography of a Yogi" by Paramahansa Yogananda, because Jobs told Isaacson he read that book once and year (ALSO, everyone at his memorial got a copy). Other books he called favorite were "Moby Dick" by Herman Melville and "The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas" by Dylan Thomas.
Did Steve Jobs read a lot?
Hard to say, but if we're to judge solely based on this list it seems like he read way more books before his career (which makes sense because he had more time for reading).
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