6 Must-read books that inspired Steve Jobs

Be Here Now by Ram Dass

"It was profound," Jobs shared. "It transformed me and many of my friends."

The book discusses the basic themes of spirituality, meditation, and yoga in detail and suggests related books.

Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda

P.S. - He read it in the foothills of the Himalayas and then re-read it every year.

Jobs said,  "I read it [Autobiography of a Yogi] several times because there was not a lot to do."

Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappe

After reading, Jobs told Isaacson, "That's when I pretty much swore off meat for good."

A book about vegetarianism that Jobs read in his first year at Reed.

Atlas Shrugged by  Ayn Rand

Set in the dystopian US, Atlas Shrugged is an action thriller that details the journey of an industrialist and a railroad executive.

Wozniak said, "I think 'Atlas Shrugged' was one of his [Jobs] guides in life."

The Innovator's Dilemma by Clayton M. ChristensenAyn Rand

Jobs shared that this wouldn't happen to Apple and embraced cloud computing, crediting The Innovator's Dilemma.

It shares how companies stay committed to a product after technology move on, leading to failure.

Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism' by Chogyam Trungpa

The book talks about how the ego, or the sense of self, is an illusion.

Jobs read it while exploring Buddhist religion and philosophy.