Posted by: bluesyemre | October 19, 2014

9 Books Steve Jobs Thought Everybody Should Read

Steve Jobs Commencement HD


  • Why did Apple think different? Because, Steve Jobs said while introducing the iPad, the Mac maker was never just a tech company. “The reason that Apple is able to create products like the iPad is because we’ve always tried to be at the intersection of technology and the liberal arts,” he said. Jobs’ lifelong interest in the humanities gave Apple a human touch. By combining tech and the liberal arts, Jobs said that Apple was able to “to make extremely advanced products from a technology point of view, but also have them be intuitive, easy-to-use, fun-to-use, so that they really fit the users.” Jobs arrived at that perspective through a lifetime of reading, as reviewed in Walter Isaacson’s biography and other places. We’ve put together a list of the books that most affected him.
  1. ‘King Lear’ by William Shakespeare
  2. ‘Moby Dick’ by Herman Melville
  3. ‘The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas’ by Dylan Thomas
  4. ‘Be Here Now’ by Ram Dass
  5. ‘Diet for a Small Planet’ by Frances Moore Lappe
  6. ‘Mucusless Diet Healing System’ by Arnold Ehret
  7. ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’ by Paramahansa Yogananda
  8. ‘Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind’ by Shunryu Suzuki
  9. ‘The Innovator’s Dilemma’ by Clayton M. Christensen


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