Having spent time working in the IT industry, and reading previous works by Isaacson, I finished the audio version of Steve Jobs in 48 hours. Isaacson concludes Job's authoritative leadership style was unnecessary to create the transformations he did at Apple. Jobs argues, "Maybe it was unnecessary, but it is the only way I know." Jobs was nothing short of Lee Kuan Yew turning around Singapore, but the resounding conclusion is you do not have to be an Asshole to get things done. My personal thought is that it useful under duress, but is just one blueprint or "door to the same house." I walked away from the book with insight, and more respect for Apple products and Isaacson, but not as much for Jobs.