Many of them who got early access to the book has already read it completely and started revealing the secrets of Steve’s life and they are very fascinating.
Wired has consolidated a list of more surprising reveals and here are few for you
Steve Expected to Die Young
Steve was aware of the fact that he is going to die young so he made the best of every breath of his life.
“We all have a short period of time on this earth,” he told the Sculleys. “We probably only have the opportunity to do a few things really great and do them well. None of us has any idea how long we’re going to be here nor do I, but my feeling is I’ve got to accomplish a lot of these things while I’m young.” [Huffington Post]
Steve – An Expert on Cancer Treatment
Initially Steve refused to take go through medical surgery to get rid of his pancreas cancer and depended on herbs and vegetarian diet. But later when he found that he is not in right direction, he started reading about Cancer and became an expert of medicine that deals cancer.
“When he did take the path of surgery and science, Mr. Jobs did so with passion and curiosity, sparing no expense, pushing the frontiers of new treatments. According to Mr. Isaacson, once Mr. Jobs decided on the surgery and medical science, he became an expert – studying, guiding and deciding on each treatment. Mr. Isaacson said Mr. Jobs made the final decision on each new treatment regimen.” [NYT]
Steve Was Ready To Spend $40 Billion To Kill Android
Google was in partnership with Apple and they worked very close on many products including the iPhone. When Google started developing Android OS by ripping off the iPhone features, Steve Jobs literally pissed off and decided to go any extent against Android OS.
“I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Apple’s $40 billion in the bank, to right this wrong,” Jobs said. “I’m going to destroy Android, because it’s a stolen product. I’m willing to go thermonuclear war on this.” He told Google’s Eric Schmidt, “I don’t want your money. If you offer me $5 billion, I won’t want it. I’ve got plenty of money. I want you to stop using our ideas in Android, that’s all I want.” [AP]
Spiritual Books Read By Steve Jobs
It’s a well known fact that Steve Jobs was in India seeking spirituality and studying Hinduism & Buddhism. In his long spiritual journey he read few books by Indian gurus and other spiritual writers
- Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda –http://www.amazon.com/Autobiogra…
- Remember, Be Here Now by Ram Dass –http://www.amazon.com/Remember-H…
- Zen mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki -http://www.amazon.com/Zen-Mind-B…
- Cutting through Spiritual Materialism by Chogyam Trungpa -http://www.amazon.com/Cutting-Th…
- Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore -http://www.amazon.com/Small-Plan…