Book Reading & Review

Book Review and Recommendation

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs Life Summary by Walter Isaacson

First of all, I would love to Thank Professor and Biography Writer Walter Isaacson to write the book with details life story of Steve Jobs. This book is 656 pages, and it quite impossible for me to read this Book with limited time, so I prefer to listen, and it is 26 hours of listening. I know how I can listen this Book. I like Steve Jobs because he is one of the creative leaders who love the design and perfection of the inner part. I can share the specific parts that I learn from him.

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Let’s begin! You must be aware of how successful the apple company is! Apple is one of the wealthiest companies whose Revenue was $215 Billion in 2017, and its vast credit goes to Late Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs is one of the most influential people in the century. Today I will share three valuable lessons from his Biography. I believe that these lessons are the actual reason why Steve jobs have become so successful and which made him achieve such revolutionary results.

Feel Special: Steve Jobs Childhood was different from healthy children. He had two parents Joanne Schieble, and Abdelfattah John Jandali was a graduate student, and they were in love with each other when Joanne went to Syria to live with Abdelfattah. After some time, she came to know that she is Pregnant after this news Joanne (who belongs with Strict Christen Family )and family said no for marrying Abdelfattah (who belongs to a Muslim family). They decided to give their child for adaptation. The couple who adopted that child was Clara, an accountant, and Paul Jobs, who was a mechanic and guard. After adoption, they become the parents of that child and name that child Steven Paul jobs. When Steve was around 5 / 6 years, a girl who used to be his neighbor taunted him and said that you are an adopted child. Steve went to her parents and asked them the truth that “You are very special and we have to choose you to be our son,” Steve started feeling and believing that yes, he is exceptional. While listening to his Biography, I noticed so many incidents where Steve thinks that he is unique, and that is the reason he achieves great things in his life. Many people in this world feel healthy so that they do ordinary things in life, but feeling special is sometimes works to achieve great things.

Priorities of Outside and Inside: As a Mechanic, Steve’s father used to spent a lot of time in his Garage while creating things. He used to make whatever he wants to make, such as a cabinet, fans, cars, etc. Steve used to spend most of his time with his father inside the Garage. His father has created a workbench for Steve, where he can create what he likes, from here Steve starts curiously creating things, he got curious about knowing how jobs are created or made. He learned many things from his father, but one lesson he always remembered and followed. That is, “A real Creator should not just focus on the outside, but he should focus on inside too.” Whenever Steve’s father used to create a fence or cabinet at that time, he used to tell Steve that he should also focus and work hard on the sides, which aren’t visible. That is the reason Steve Jobs became a perfectionist about design and details.

Once Steve working on his Mac Product at that time, he went to people who were designing the Circuit board, and he asked them why the Circuit board is not designed beautifully and why details aren’t great. The designer said to him, “What is a big deal? No one will open and see the designs of the circuit board,” then Steve replied. We must work that part which is not visible, So we should make our product by all means, from the inside and outside great.

That is why Apple products became so beautiful and attractive, and the world went crazy for Apple products.

See Future: Earlier in computers, there used to a black screen where only green color complicated codes were visible but Xerox Parc. This company becomes so successful in creating photocopy machines. That even today, people say Xerox instead of a photocopy. The same company research team has created a first personal computer that computer has a graphical user interface in it; it had a mouse, icons, windows, and removable storage that computer had various future industries ideas. When Steve Jobs come to know about such invention at that time, he gave an offer to Xerox, that buys Apple 10 thousand shares in just 1 million, if they agree to show them their new inventions.

Steve saw a future full of computers, and everyone is using it. When he saw Xerox Parc Invent so many technological things, he was so happy because he again saw the future with machines filled with all these technologies even Xerox didn’t realize the potential of their inventions. Xerox accepts the offer; this was the Revolutionary decision for Apple. Apple uses this technology to the best way to improve its product and dominates the entire market, which Xerox tried, but they failed.

Above all things, Steve Jobs had a vision, and this creative vision challenged his employees and drove them to act with concept as well. He was always thinking of the future and still had a clear idea of what he wanted to move towards. This vision helped Jobs pull his team together and helped them work towards a common goal whenever he had a new idea for the future of Apple.

I love this Book, if I can rate than it would be 20/10. It’s perfect to know about perfection.

Good To Great By Jim Collins

This is one of my favorite books by Jim Collins. Jim Collins explored what made good companies great and how they sustained that greatness over time. One point that -great companies have, for the most part, always been great, while a vast majority of good companies do to become great, to turn a long-term weakness into long -term supremacy? Collins and his researchers used strict benchmarks to identify a group of eleven elite companies that leaped good to great and sustained that greatness for at least fifteen years. The companies that made a list might surprise you as much as those left off ( Coca-Cola, Intel, General Electric). The real surprise of Good to great isn’t so much what good companies do to propel themselves to greatness- it’s why more companies haven’t done the same things more often.

The critical point of chapters is not just the idea of getting the right people on the team. Using Level 5 Leadership skills and The crucial point is that “Who” questions come before “What” decisions- before vision, before strategy, before organization structure, before tactics. First who, then what- as a rigorous discipline, consistently applied.

All good to great companies began the process of finding a path to greatness by confronting the brutal facts of their current reality. When a company starts with an honest and diligent effort to determine the truth of its situation, the right decisions often become self-evident. Good choices are impossible without an honest confrontation of the brutal facts. The Hedgehog Concept is not the goal that should be best, but the strategy, plan, and intention can be best. Discover the passion and make a strategic solution.

Good to great third contents deliver to build a culture around the idea of freedom and responsibility within a framework and fill the culture with self-disciplined people who are willing to go to extreme lengths to fulfill their obligations. Cultural collaboration is an essential practice in the organization.
Good-to-great organizations think differently than mediocre organizations about technology and technological change. When technology uses correctly, it becomes an accelerator of momentum, not a creator of it.

Finishing Speech:
As a Future Educational Leader, we can use the Strategies at school organization as a leader with applicable and robust vision. So first, put the best people on the best opportunities, not your most significant problems, then change and act policies, healthy conversations with teachers, after that build a culture around the idea of freedom and responsibility with a teacher, using effective technology for better communication in school and parents. And using the technological curriculum or professional learning community with a student’s.

So its Super Five stars.

Bidita Rahman 

7 Habits for Highly Effective People By Stephen R. Covey

My favorite part of childhood is book reading and reviewing. I have my diary, where I give some summary of books and give some review on it. When I read 7 Habits of Highly effective people, it influences me to read more. So I go through chapter by chapter, and I learned some useful tools to sharpen my eyes. And I mainly pick some time to know more about the responsibility of life and tackling the stability of what I am doing and what I need to do with my life. When I find myself spending my time with household work and building the future with family and looking for standard possibilities, then it will take some time to think about being proactive. The importance needs to understand then the things going much more naturally to lead a life with effectiveness. We the people feel about the overall situation of the problem and take some time to get some reasonable solution.
The book helps me to understand more about Synergize, where adaptation supports more contributions in life and achieves goals on its own. The book contains tons of thoughts and feelings constructively. I recommend this book to read and get strong positive relationships with you and your ones.

I give 5 stars for this book.

Bidita Rahman