Young Professionals Book Club: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
He's the most successful entrepreneur of our lifetime. Whether you admire or dislike him, there's no arguing he has had an enormous influence on our culture. You know you want to find out how he came to be the icon that he was. And after you do, come join a lively conversation about the book while you enjoy a Starbucks latte and a cookie!
We'll meet on Wednesday, January 18 at 7 pm, at the Starbucks on Governors Dr. Actual address is: 2003 Whitesburg Drive Suite D, Huntsville, AL, 35801.
It is difficult to read the opening pages of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs without feeling melancholic. Jobs retired at the end of August and died about six weeks later. Now, just weeks after his death, you can open the book that bears his name and read about his youth, his promise, and his relentless press to succeed. But the initial sadness in starting the book is soon replaced by something else, which is the intensity of the read--mirroring the intensity of Jobs’s focus and vision for his products. Few in history have transformed their time like Steve Jobs, and one could argue that he stands with the Fords, Edisons, and Gutenbergs of the world. This is a timely and complete portrait that pulls no punches and gives insight into a man whose contradictions were in many ways his greatest strength. --Chris Schluep