It fascinates me that people believe there is some sort of contrast between the “inspiring” messages of Steve Jobs, like his Stanford commencement speech, and his ruthless, destructive style of doing business as reported in and around his newly-released biography. There’s no difference between Oprahfied messages about pursuing your dreams and radically self-serving behavior. Maximize one, and you maximize the other. If you’re going to sanctify self-involvement, don’t criticize it for attaining its natural outcome.