Tuesday, May 24, 2005

iCon: A Con?



As reported by MacSlash:

The San Francisco Chronicle is running a fascinating review of iCon Steve Jobs : The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business. Author Alan Deutschman points out that the new book -- banned from Apple's stores by Steve Jobs himself -- presents no new interesting information about the CEO, instead drawing from previous works, including the review author's own biography, The Second Coming of Steve Jobs. The examples shown are amusing and potentially damning. While Deutschman never goes as far as to claim plagiarism, how seriously can you take this book when even watered-down allegations as these stand?

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I have to say, I'm not surprised. This is the reason I did not advertise this book here, although it would have certainly gotten me affiliate money. I personally don't like the Dummy Books and I certainly did not think the title was appropriate.

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