Why do we like Steve Jobs?

Posted on March 16, 2022

People love Steve Jobs – he was a visionary. He revolutionized several industries. He invented the Macintosh which changed our entire lives. He invented iPhone which changed our entire lives. The list goes on.

But he also was not a nice person.

I read the Steve Jobs biography back in 2018, before I started taking notes on books, so I don’t remember my thoughts on it. But I rated it 5 stars on Goodreads, so I must’ve really liked it.

I recently watched the documentary Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine and also the movie, Jobs.

After watching these, I started thinking that we certainly give Steve Jobs the benefit of the doubt. Most people who behaved that way to their friends, family, employees, etc. would not get that same benefit. I wonder why we give it to him?

We know he was not a nice person, but we think highly of him anyways. Maybe he was that good that we’re able to look passed it?