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Book: Making a World of Difference

kaifuHaving been a foreigner in both China and the US, I found the cultural observations of this book (Amazon, which is only letting me link the Chinese version – the English version is here though), and the insights into the tech industry interesting. Particularly his time at Apple, and the need to create products out of research.

But, I didn’t really enjoy it. I found it far too self-aggrandizing. Which of course people say about Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In (Amazon) but that book is a million miles away from this one. The only negative part was the lawsuit from Microsoft after he took a job at Google, and it read as though he was trying to settle the score there somewhat.

The guy is incredibly smart, works really hard, and has a stay at home wife. I’m sure there’s more to it, but in the end I found nothing to relate to, and nothing that inspired me.