Steve Jobs - Chapter 11: The Reality Distortion Field Summary & Analysis

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While the author previously commented on the RDF, here he goes into it more fully. The RDF was essentially Jobs’ way of willing something into existence. The author explains that he used it on Woz to make him think he could finish Breakout in four days. In essence, Jobs told people that seemingly impossible things were possible in order to actually make them possible. Jobs used this to make the Macintosh better.

The author also goes into detail about how Jobs treated the Mac team. Many times, an employee would tell Jobs an idea and Jobs would brush it off, and only a week later Jobs would come into a meeting acting like the idea was great and that he thought of it. This and his sometimes immature behavior angered many of his employees. Eventually, Apple brought in a former...

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