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.
The book presents itself as the "Liar's Poker" for the magazine industry. Unfortunately, unlike "Liar's Poker," the entire book is fictitious and becomes more glaringly so as the story unfolds. As a work of fiction, it is unnecessarily raunchy, and should not be read by those that are easily offended.
Authored by the recently deceased (6/13) Michael Hastings, who died in a very suspicious manner. For those interested in conspiracy theories, this story is better than the book.
No other "how-to" book has maintained its relevance as well as Sun Tzu's 2,000 year-old Masterpiece. This book should be required reading for all armed forces officers (it already is in the CIA). Its instructions would have prevented many of the failed campaign's in America's past.
With all of America's military might, perhaps we have become lazy in our approach to war using strength rather than subterfuge. As war continues to erupt, perhaps our modern thinking needs a history lesson.
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.