Reading: Steve Jobs

I’m really doing only one thing this weekend (besides hanging out with my beautiful family): Reading Steve Jobs.

I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend that’s full of fun, family, friends, and good reads! Of course, I’ll most likely share a few thoughts after I finish the gargantuan book – I’ve already learned a few incredible things about him as well as learned a few things about myself. I’ve previously shared a few things about blogging like Steve Jobs too.

Good books do that you know.

What are you reading these days?

  • Benny

    Reading the same thing! Really enjoying it so far.

    • John Saddington

      finished yet?

  • TreyDarbonne

    I’m looking forward to reading Isaacson’s book soon. I just finished “Tell to Win” by Peter Guber and am currently reading “The Barefoot Executive” by Carrie Wilkerson.

    • John Saddington

      awesome! how are you doing on this?

      • Trey

        I won a copy of Barefoot Executive from Michael Hyatt’s blog, so I put it aside until I could read it and mark it up. So I just started reading “Drinking From the Fire Hose” by Christopher J. Frank and Paul Magnone. I am also re-reading “The Noticer” by Andy Andrews.

        • John Saddington

          you are a busy reader…!

  • Kevin

    On my desk! Gonna start reading it tomorrow!

    • John Saddington

      kill it!

  • Brandon

    One of my favorites is Geurilla Lovers by Vince Antonucci! Wonderful book about spreading Jesus to others in tangible ways!

  • Jeremy Myers

    Not gonna read it…

    However, I heard he spent half an hour once trying to decide which shade of gray should be used for a bathroom sign in one of the Apple stores. Now that is attention to detail!

    • John Saddington


  • Melissa

    I found your site via ivoryjohn. I am glad I did.

    I will not be reading this book, any time soon, but I am a fan of the innovation that Steve Jobs had. He was a great man.

    I am off to explore and read more of you blog. :)

    • John Saddington

      thanks melissa!

  • Tom

    Planning to read it later this year. Currently reading Ship it.

    • John Saddington

      ship it will challenge steve’s opinion.

  • chris vonada

    can’t wait to read the Job’s book… not reading nearly enough at the moment… hope you had a super weekend John!!

  • Jay Schwartz

    Enjoying Keith Richards’ autobiography, “Life”. Really, it’s a “gas gas gas”! By the way, Happy Halloween!

    • John Saddington

      thanks buddy!

  • Jean

    I just placed an order for this a couple of weeks ago and can’t wait for it to arrive. Even though I was never much of an Apple user, Steve fascinated me to no end and was a constant inspiration.


  • Moe

    I’m reading Steve’s Biography too, but on iBooks. I think that’s the way he would want it.

    Oh, one thing… I’m incredibly amazed how much he cried. Hilarious.

    • John Saddington

      seriously. he wept a lot. emo…. but i don’t count that against him.

  • Brad Kinder

    I gotta pick this one up to read. Thanks for the motivation. :)

    • John Saddington

      sure thing. changed my life.

  • Charles Specht

    I like enjoying someone’s life and celebrating the impact they had on the world. But from a spiritual perspective, I have heard little from the Christian community about Steve Jobs spiritual beliefs regarding Buddhism. Did you find much of that in the book? Not many people ever stop to consider, “What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and yet forfeits his own soul?”

    • John Saddington

      i did… and it’s very interesting. he had some great thoughts on this.

  • Stuart Wooster

    I just happened to pick the book up half price over the weekend John. I kept reading snippets that people are writing on their sites via various links on my Twitter, so thought I’d better just read the book instead!

    • John Saddington

      and…. how are you doing through it?

  • Craig Allen

    Hopefully I’ll get this as a Christmas present!

    • John Saddington

      that’s too long…. don’t wait!

  • Jay

    Just finished it. Really enjoyed it. Gave us an insightful look into a brilliant guy that had serious issues.

    Now I need something else to read.

  • Northwest Territory Tents

    You know where can I buy it?

    • John Saddington

      anywhere… i’m sure!

  • Ivan Bickett

    Reading three currently:

    Visioneering by Andy Stanley
    Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port
    Duct Tape Marketing by John Jantsch


    • John Saddington

      OMG. visioneering is amazing.

  • John Saddington

    … this was spam but i let it through. fascinating…

  • Marcus Williamson

    EntreLeadership by Dave Ramsey. So good. I’m seriously thinking of getting Steve Jobs next.

    • John Saddington

      i have not read that one yet.

  • Mac

    I read this Book In Hindi Language (Indian). and i finished in 8 Hours. Awesome Book. Now Am trying to be Like Steve Jobs , don’t take a perfect meaning of this word.