The Only Book Steve Jobs Had on His iPad

Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, which was released earlier this week, discloses the one book Steve Jobs read every year since he was a teenager – this is the only book he had on his iPad.

Autobiography of a Yogi written by Paramhansa Yogananda.

Before founding Apple, Steve Jobs traveled to India where he was exposed to different ways of thinking. The experience had a profound effect on how he pursued his endeavors. Reviewers share Jobs’ enthusiasm for this book, calling it “A life changing account,” “Guidebook for a lifetime,” and “One of the top hundred spiritual books of the twentieth century.”

“While Yogananda founded centers and organizations, his concern was more with guiding individuals to direct communion with Divinity rather than with promoting any one church as opposed to another” says David Frawley, Director of the American Institute of Vedic Studies.

You can read what influenced Jobs so much and shaped his views for free. A reprint of the original 1946 book is available at no charge on Kindle from Amazon. Click the book’s image on the left.