9 Books Steve Jobs Thought Everyone Must Read
Steve Jobs revolutionized the modern tech industry. From printers to smartphones, his innovation had no match. The modern outburst of technology can be traced back to Jobs era. He is the one who introduced world to technology with another aspect. He said,
“Design is not just what it looks like and how it feels like. Design is how it works”
Jobs faced a plethora of challenges in his life. Cancer, getting fired from his own company and family problems couldn’t break Jobs. He was an avid reader and got his power and motivation from literary works. Here are the books Jobs wanted everyone to read.
Be Here Now ( Ram Dass)
Be Here Now is an awesome work of ‘hippie spirituality’, but it is found as one of the standout works of spiritual transformation from any of the era. Dass’s voyage from Harvard academic to guru is told in a great and different manner and spending his meaningless life just like a dead skin.
The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas (Dylan Thomas)
You will find different poems like “Fern Hill, The Hunchback in the Park and also Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night”. You’ll find the poems that made up Thomas’ five official volumes and also he wrote for times.
Mucusless Diet Healing System ( Arnold Ehret)
It is a scientific method of eating. Ehret’s system is just like an education system rather than a personal treatment recognizing that Nature slowly heals your body and demands proper compensation for your wrong living and eating habits.
Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind ( Shunryu Suzuki)
Suzuki’s book raises the belief that we can achieve salvation or happiness through finding whom we are and where we are now. We just want to escape because of suffering, but finding pleasure in suffering is the true key to success.
The Innovator’s Dilemma ( Clayton M. Christensen)
The Innovator’s Dilemma is basically a revolutionary business book. Based on a truly radical idea that great companies mostly fail precisely because they do everything right. Entrepreneurs, managers, and CEOs simply ignore its warnings and importance at most of the places.
Autobiography of a Yogi (Paramahansa Yogananda)
It provides a marvelous introduction to the Hindu spiritual literature, the Vedas, Upanishads, and Mahabharata. Yogananda was a very keen scholar of the Bible and the book compares the Hindu scriptures with the Old and New Testaments. He refers to Jesus as the ‘Galilean Master’, who had as much powers over matter as that of the great yogis had.
Diet for a Small Planet (Frances Moore Lappe)
This book is actually about protein rich vegetables and particularly vegetarians. The book inspired Jobs about the benefits and effects of fasting.
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
It tells about Captain Ahab and his obsession with a huge whale, called Moby Dick. The whale gives him a loss of Ahab’s leg years before and Ahab is left to stomp the boards of his ship on a peg leg. Ahab is so anxious to kill the whale that he is prepared to sacrifice anything, including himself and even his ship to find and destroy Moby Dick.
King Lear (William Shakespeare)
It’s the story of an aged monarch who went crazy and sets up to divide his kingdom. King Lear offers a clear vivid depiction of what can go weird if you lose your grip on your empire. It’s a story that surely fascinates a person.