I read, or rather, tried to read this book after hearing both Warren Buffett and Bill Gates sing its praises. This book just wasn't for me. The stories had a lot of promise, but I couldn't stand the author's insistence on writing 50 page stories when 10 would have sufficed. Maybe I have short attention span, but I kept finding myself saying "Get to the point!" In a way, I'm bummed I didn't enjoy the book, given some of my heroes recommended it so overwhelmingly.
Great book. Steve was a fascinating cat. Like many talented people, he had some serious flaws, but those were overshadowed by his strengths. Check this out if you're interesting in tech, entrepreneurship, art, business, or apple.
Given this book's status as a investor "classic", I figured it was time to see what the hype was about. In general, the book was a solid read with many good insights. Unfortunately for me, I've already read about many of the things discussed. I still think it was a good book, but it just didn't have the wow factor that I'm sure it would have had, if I had read it when it first came out.
Fantastic story of the men whose mission it was to recover the art stolen and hoarded by the Third Reich. Over five million pieces were transported by the nazis during the war to secret locations. They were to be kept by the fuehrer or destroyed if he deemed them to be degenerate works. A lot of it takes place behind enemy lines and is told by the men who were there. Incredibly suspenseful, including a near destruction of da Vinci's Last Supper. I think the Clooney movie will do it justice.