I’ve finally been introduced to the man of my dreams.
He’s brash, painfully honest, completely unaware of anybody but himself and is the CEO of a major, billion dollar corporation. We haven’t met personally but I was able to be introduced to this brilliant, love-to-hate-me character in the hysterical book, Options: The Secret life of Steve Jobs by Daniel Lyons.
This book is based on a pseudo form of the real CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs. The main character, fake Steve Jobs, tries to balance it all while dealing with a major company complication that could possibly put him in jail or get him killed.
As much as I wanted to hate this character, I couldn’t help but love him. Throughout the book, he tries to strike a balance between his Buddhist values and his “throw you under the bus if it will save my butt” personality. According to the fake Steve Jobs, he fears no competition or extra validation because “Dude, I invented the friggin iPod. Have you heard of it?”
I really enjoyed Options: The Secret Life of Steve Jobs because it was a nice departure from the usual books I read, where the main character’s biggest problem is that her best friend is jealous of her because she’s good-looking.
Luckily, I have the fake Steve Jobs to enlighten me with bigger problems than that.