After more than a month, I finally finished reading another book. Yes, it called “Steve Jobs”, an authorized biography of the man himself by Walter Isaacson.
Despite of the length of time I need, I actually glad I get to read it.
It’s really nice to be able to get to know Steve Jobs from different sides other than just someone who found Apple Inc.
The book lets me know that he was just a human being, the one with problems and imperfections, even mistakes that cause some pain in his and other people’s life. He didn’t have the best attitude or personality. He didn’t always make best choices either. But even then, he was still an amazing man whose passion and enthusiasm creates a great contribution and legacy to mankind.
Jobs was someone who loves art and technology and know exactly how to combine those two aspects in everything that he created. His ability to focus, his vision, and his attention to details brought him further ahead. He was a genius and his so called reality distortion field, even though in some cases evoke problems, was helping him and his company (Apple and Pixar) to reach most of the impossible.
I read the Indonesian version of the book. I have to say that I don’t enjoy some of the translation. But most of all it’s still a good book. Isaacson manage to cover most part of Jobs live, from his personal journey to his life as a great innovator. What an inspiration. What a lost.
One small-maybe-not-significant thing, how come I don’t found the date Jobs passed away? Well, here goes.. RIP Steven Paul Jobs, February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011.
I hate it when I missed a week.
When I first start out this blog, I made a commitment to blog once a week. I did that in the first few months, than I start skip a week. A week turned into two, than it becomes good enough if I even blogged at all in a month.
I just start to blog more often in December last year. I manage to blog at least once a week since. Until last week.
I mostly blog about reviews lately. As I also intend to read more books this year and even made this book list, the blog is starting to filled with my own version of book review.
I have fun blog about that as much as I enjoy reading more books. The problem is, I’m getting to rely on it too much. I want my blog post to be more varied. Books could be a big part of it but I don’t want to only blog about it. I want to write about other stuff but then each week, I went like, “I have no idea, just review this book first”.
Then came this around 700 pages biography of Steve Jobs. I haven’t finished reading it last week, so book review is not an option. There goes the easy way out to keep updating the blog every week. 😀
I’m still reading the book right now (it’s been a very busy week, I don’t have as much time or energy to read as usual), so no book review again this week. The good thing is, I get to blog about something else this time. Yay! Haha..
I still figuring out what I want this blog is going to become. Let’s hope I’ll find it in the process of blogging every single week. The answer is always in the journey anyway right?
The plan is: To not miss another week.
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” (Ernest Hemingway).