Today I was given a signed copy of Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs. It was fascinating listening to Mr. Isaacson talking about Steve Jobs – he seems to have a finely balanced view of Mr. Jobs, acknowledging his huge strengths but also seeing his weaknesses. Overall, I didn’t hear anything I haven’t read in the press or the actual book, but it was fascinating and powerful hearing the stories first-hand.

The most powerful comment was about Steve’s ability to “switch-off” from things he chose to exclude. His first child; his biological father; and his illness immediately after the diagnosis. We’ll never know for sure if this last one led to his death.

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