Steve Jobs was incredibly single-minded. Throughout his life he stubbornly stuck to his own ideals, focusing his attention unflinchingly on making things that fitted with his idea of perfect.
Jobs certainly wasn’t perfect — his personal life was full of broken relationships, the victims of his inability to balance work and life. But hey, nobody is perfect — whatever his flaws may have been, he was a totally fascinating guy. Walter Isaacson tells his story in full — warts and all. It’s a hard one to put down.