Books

Interesting reading. Personally recommended by me.

Becoming Steve Jobs,* by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli. Excellent book describing Jobs’ growth as a person and a leader. Click here to read my full review. Get it from Apple as an iBook for your iPad* or as an audiobook, or from Amazon for your Kindle, as an Audible.com file or audio CD, or as a physical book.*/td>
Steve Jobs,* by Walter Isaacson. Leaves you hungry for more depth, but there’s no more complete biography on Steve Jobs. Get it from the iBooks Store for your iPad* or from Amazon for your Kindle or as a physical book.*
iconic bookIconic* is a wonderful, beautiful coffee table book of Apple’s products and packaging, from the very first Apple Computer to the modern-day iPhones, lovingly presented. I saw pictures of products I’d forgotten about, and some I didn’t know existed. The ebb and flow of design sensibilities (coinciding with Steve Jobs leaving the company and then coming back) is particularly interesting. This book would make a great gift, and I thank my friend Tom for giving it to me! Available at Amazon.*
fearless genius bookFearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley, 1985-2000,* by Doug Menuez. More than 100 unposed black and white photographs documenting those who made Silicon Valley rise. Features many of the famous key players of the time, and also those whose contributions did not receive the attention they deserved. Steve Jobs is there, of course, (the beginning of the book is devoted to the creation and launch of the NeXT computer), as are Marc Andreesen, Steve Capps, Susan Kare, John Warnock, Clement Mok, Ross Perot, and even President Clinton. See my blog post for more, including photos from the book.

Available at Amazon* in hard-cover or as a Kindle book. Also available from Apple’s iBooks store.*

Diving Into iOS 10 book coveriOS App Development for Non-Programmers, Book 1: Diving Into iOS 10.* First of three great books by Kevin J McNeish. If you want to learn to program iPhone apps this is the place to start. iBooks link here.* Amazon (Kindle or physical book) link here.*

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Books