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WISE Bookshelf: Steve Jobs

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Inspiration comes from many avenues. In our WISE Bookshelf feature, members share some of the titles that have encouraged them to think outside of the box, try a new approach, dig down deep for the confidence they needed to make that big decision or simply allowed them a reprieve from the daily grind. Happy reading!


Steve Jobs

Author: Walter Issacson
Genre: Biography


I was very surprised about … the kind of person he was and what he needed to do to be the great success and inventor that he became. The different attributes that I was completely unaware of include how he handled his own teams in his own companies when he was working on a project — not the easiest person to work for. … I guess when you have such great genius, you have some very difficult personality traits that don’t necessarily integrate well in terms of socialization with your group and how you incentivize your people to accomplish their goals, but he seemed to be able to overcome that, given his style.

Submitted by: Marla Miller, 2012 WISE Women of the Year Honoree| NYC Metro | 15+ years experience
(as told to Amanda Mitchell)


The book is an amazing and entertaining read about the intense, quirky, volatile, yet legendary innovator.

Submitted by: Kate McCullough | Washington D.C. | 6-15 years experience


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