The Zen of Steve Jobs

The Zen of Steve Jobs

Book - 2012
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The Zen of Steve Jobs tells the story of Steve Jobs relationship with Kobun Chino Otogawa, a Zen Buddhist prist who emigrated to the U.S. from Japan in 1967. This graphic book explains the influence of kobun on product design and business strategy of Steve Jobs.
Publisher: Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons, 2012
ISBN: 9781118295267
Branch Call Number: 338.761 JOBS MELBY
QA76.2.J63 M45 2012
Characteristics: 80 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Jess3 (Firm)


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Sep 05, 2013

I recommend The Zen of Steve Jobs once you've read Walter Isaacson's excellent biography on the man. There might be some confusion if you lack a basic history on Jobs' departure and return to Apple, or his lifelong interest in Buddhism. It's the juxtaposition of these events—the key moments at Apple and the Buddhist lessons—that allows this short graphic novel to triumph.

Feb 22, 2013

If you've read the biography on Steve and enjoyed it then you'll appreciate this. An interesting angle to have done it from the Zen priest/friend of Steve's. A quick, decent read.

May 30, 2012

A good example of how a book in a graphic format can tell much more than a straightforward text. This is a brief look at the relationship between Jobs and Kobun, and how Zen Buddhism helped shape Jobs' sense of the aesthetic and creative mind.


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