Have You Read Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson?

 

Have You Read Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson? Book Review LisaNalbone.comI, literally, just finished reading Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

I found it gripping, and I am not usually much for reading about celebrities. I was fascinated by the  many intersecting threads of the history of internet and computers, silicon valley, business, the person, the company. The complexity and contradictions of Jobs personality puzzled me. Because I am really terrible at paying attention to popular culture and famous people, most of the information was news to me.

Two weeks ago I found this hefty book  for only  $3 at the Mill Valley Friends of the Library Book Sale shelf while I was waiting for Dale to finish his speaking gig.  Maybe  having a kid  who promotes  Hacking Your Education , UnCollege  and Thiel Fellows had something to do with it, but I was totally sucked in by this story of a dropout.  

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24 Core Questions for Self-Directed Learners

24 Core Questions for Self-directed learners

How can you be a self-directed learner? Ask yourself these questions: What? What do I want to learn? What are my goals? What are my next steps? What problem can I solve? What can I contribute? Why? Why does this matter to me and the world? Who? Who else is interested  in this? Who might … Read more24 Core Questions for Self-Directed Learners

Picnic in La Dordogne – Eating and Drinking our Way through France

We are loving exploring the French countryside and the regional fare and wines. Our simple picnics and campground dinners are transformed into gourmet fare with fresh and local produce, specialities and, of course, du vin. Du vin, s’il vous plait. The one expression we have mastered. Do not worry. Even though we take photos with … Read morePicnic in La Dordogne – Eating and Drinking our Way through France