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Reality distortion field & focus (or manipulation & obsession?)

2012, May 12

Excellent! No hesitation in recommending this:

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

Apart from the “warts ‘n’ all”, candid and interesting character study of the protagonist, it’s a great history of the technology sector from the 1980s to today.

Was his “reality distortion field” just another take on manipulation or sheer delusionary self-belief?  Was his “focus” strategic or just typical male obsessive behaviour?

Constantly occurred to me that the kind of behaviours he exhibited would just not be tolerated in most organisations, at least not at the “minnow” level. Who’s the better for that?

From → Reading, Technology

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