With a story related to Steve jobs with each book, Steve recommended 10 books with a takeaway lesson from each subject.
Lesson: The book was an inspiration for the famous Apple “1984” Super Bowl commercial. That commercial pre-announced the Macintosh which turned out to be a revolution in computer history.
Lesson: One of the last movies that Steve Jobs saw was Atlas Shrugged: Part 1. He was very inspired by the idea.
Lesson: This was the e-book found on his personal iPad 2.
Lesson: Steve Jobs gave credit to this book by getting him to try the hallucinogenic drug LSD.
Lesson: Trungpa’s beliefs in reincarnation might have caused speculation about Jobs being reincarnated.
Lesson: Jobs became a vegetarian after this read.
Lesson: Apple’s product release cycle is closely associated and inspired by Geoffrey Moore’s theory of early adopters.
Lesson: In the book, the captain pursues his goal of killing white whales, that is something Jobs did with regards to Apple computers.
Lesson: After this book, Steve was inspired to push on the gas and transform Apple from computer only company to explore other avenues such as phone, iPod, tv, etc.
Lesson: iPhone and iPad were ripe for disruption.