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Steven Jobs was an American business magnate, industrial designer, investor, and media proprietor. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and co-founder of Apple Inc., the chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar, a member of The Walt Disney Company's board of directors following its acquisition of Pixar, and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT. Jobs is widely recognised as a pioneer of the personal computer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.
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Moby Dick
Herman Melville - 2020-07-09 (first published in 1851)
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Moby-Dick is an 1851 novel by Herman Melville. The story tells the adventures of the wandering sailor Ishmael and his voyage on the whaling ship Pequod, commanded by Captain Ahab. Ishmael soon learns that Ahab seeks one specific whale, Moby-Dick, a white whale of tremendous size and ferocity. Comparatively few whaling ships know of Moby-Dick, and f...
Steve Jobs
Jobs told me that "Moby-Dick" was among his favorite books and he reread it a lot when he was a teen.      source
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The Innovator's Dilemma
When New Technologies Cause Great Firms to Fail
Clayton M. Christensen - 2016-01-05 (first published in 1997)
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The bestselling classic on disruptive innovation, by renowned author Clayton M. Christensen. His work is cited by the world’s best-known thought leaders, from Steve Jobs to Malcolm Gladwell. In this classic bestseller—one of the most influential business books of all time—innovation expert Clayton Christensen shows how even the most outstanding com...
Steve Jobs
Jobs was deeply influenced by the book The Innovator's Dilemma.      source
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Autobiography of a Yogi
Paramhansa Yogananda - 2012-11-07 (first published in 1946)
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Autobiography of a Yogi is one of the best-selling spiritual biographies of all time. The book is not merely read it is treasured and cherished by millions of spiritual seekers throughout the world....
Steve Jobs
The guide to meditation and spirituality that he had first read as a teenager, then re-read in India and had read once a year ever since      source
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Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind
Informal Talks on Zen Meditation and Practice
Shunryu Suzuki - 2011-06-28 (first published in 1970)
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"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few." So begins this most beloved of all American Zen books. Seldom has such a small handful of words provided a teaching as rich as has this famous opening line. In a single stroke, the simple sentence cuts through the pervasive tendency students have of getting so...
Steve Jobs
During his freshman year at Reed College Jobs befriended Daniel Kottke, who went on to work at Apple, and together they devoured books such as Shunryu Suzuki's "Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind"      source
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Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism
Chogyam Trungpa - 2008-10-14 (first published in 1973)
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In this modern spiritual classic, the Tibetan meditation master Chögyam Trungpa highlights a common pitfall to which every aspirant on the spiritual path falls prey: what he calls spiritual materialism. The universal human tendency, he shows, is to see spirituality as a process of self-improvement—the impulse to develop and refine the ego when the ...
Steve Jobs
Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism" is one of the Jobs' favpurite books. He shared it with his friends and higly recommended it.      source
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Diet for a Small Planet
Frances Moore Lappe - 1991-11-01 (first published in 1971)
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Here again is the extraordinary bestselling book that taught America the social and personal significance of a new way of eating-- one that remains a complete guide for eating well in the 90s. Featuring: simple rules for a healthy diet; a streamlined, easy-to-use format; delicious food combinations of protein-rich meals without meat; hundreds of wo...
Steve Jobs
That's when I swore off meat pretty much for good" Jobs recalled.      source
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Be Here Now
Ram Dass - 1978-10-12 (first published in 1971)
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Describes one man's transformation upon his acceptance of the principles of Yoga & gives a modern restatement of the importance of the spiritual side of human nature. Illustrated.The book is divided into four sections:Journey: The Transformation: Dr Richard Alpert, PhD into Baba Ram DassFrom Bindu to Ojas: The Core BookCookbook for a Sacred Life: A...
Steve Jobs
Jobs found himself deeply influenced by a variety of books on spirituality and enlightment most notably Be Here Now "It was profound" , - Jobs said. "It has transformed me and many of my friends      source
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The Essene Gospel of Peace
The Complete 4 Books in One Volume
Barry J Peterson - 2018-05-26
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For the first time the complete 4 books of the Essene Gospel of Peace are available in one volume. The Essene Gospel of Peace, The Unknown Book of the Essenes, Lost Scrolls of the Essene Brotherhood & The Teachings of the Elect. The Essene Gospel of Peace were found in the Vatican Library and translated by Edmond Bordeaux Szekely Edmond Bordeau...
Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs and I definitely read The Essene Gospel of Peace prior to the India trip.      source
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Hindu Mysticism
S. N. Dasgupta - 2017-01-08 (first published in 1927)
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This book is a systematic introduction to Hindu Mysticism intended mainly for a reader new to the subject. The work of a noted 20th Indian philosopher and teacher, it is an absorbing book to read. From a description of the early sacrificial type, the author goes on to deal with four types of mysticism: the Upanisadic, The Yogic, the Buddistic, and ...
Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs and I definitely read Hindu Mysticism prior to the India trip.      source
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Mucusless Diet Healing System
Scientific Method of Eating Your Way to Health
Arnold Ehret - 2013-11-08 (first published in 1976)
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This scientific method of eating, developed by Ehret in 1922, presents a complete, workable program for cleansing, repairing, rebuilding, and maintaining a healthy body. this book lays out Professor Ehret's simple and logical plan in plain, understandable language so that anyone can apply the Ehret method....
Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs' dietary habits became even more obsessive when he read Mucusless Diet Healing System.      source
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On the Road
Jack Kerouac - 2012-11-20
The Structure of Scientific Revolutions by Thomas S. Kuhn
Meetings with Remarkable Men by G. Gurdjieff
Meditation in Action by Chogyam Trungpa
The Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas by Dylan Thomas
The Dhammapada by Eknath Easwaran
The Dharma Bums by Jack Kerouac
Way Of The White Clouds by Lama Anagarikaf Govinda
Inside the Tornado by Geoffrey A. Moore
The Diamond Sutra and the Sutra of Hui-neng by Wong Mou-Lam
King Lear by William Shakespeare
Songs of Milarepa by Milarepa
Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand
Only the Paranoid Survive by Andrew S. Grove
The Way of Zen by Alan Watts
Das Energi by Paul Williams
The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment by Thaddeus Golas
Ramakrishna and His Disciples by Christopher Isherwood
Foundations of Tibetan Mysticism by Lama Anagarika Govinda
The Business Value of Computers by