I don’t typically read biographies. I don’t really read non-fiction unless it is about triathlon or fitness. I have wanted to read this book for quite some time now and finally decided to give it a try.
I started reading last week. I became so intrigued by this man that I had to do read this entire book this weekend. I was not able to focus on anything else and when I was not reading I was not motivated to do anything but find a way to read more. I have not been this way about a book in a long time. Actually, I should say I have not been this way about a person in a long time.
I found the story of Steve to be fascinating. I am not going to evaluate him in terms of a person because who am I to judge? We will never fully understand another person and simply reading a book does not give me “Expert” level knowledge on a person. I have a hard time knowing who I am most days.
With that being said, I believe that there is much that can be learned from his life. There are all sorts of thoughts out there about trying to copy him to be successful like he was and other thoughts about doing the opposite because he was so ruthless. In the end we can only be ourselves. I think that is the important take away from it all.
One quote that stood out to me in the book was
“We probably only have the opportunity to do a few things really great and do them well.”