Steve Jobs Failed…

That's probably a strong title and maybe it's unfair… But here's why I say that.

Steve Jobs asked Walter Isaacson to write an authorized biography about him. He's has been working on it for two years and will be published later this month.

Isaacson was with Jobs a few weeks before his death and asked him why he wanted a biography written about him when he has been so private all of his life.

His answer is sad: "I wanted my kids to know me. I wasn't always there for them, and I wanted them to know why and to understand what I did."

How sad. He may have succeeded as the most innovative man in modern history, but he seems to have recognized that he failed as a father.  So – was Steve Jobs a success or a failure?

Here is what I know… many men could be the lead pastor of Northridge Church. No one else can be my children's dad. It may be the one area of life where I've been smarter than Steve Jobs.

  1. We may never know for certain, but my gut feeling is that Steve’s kids would have rather had him in their lives than the fame and fortune that came with Steve’s professional success.

  2. I believe that are a lot of Dad’s out there that think they are connected but are clueless. Too many times in all vocations – I have witnessed the job takes a higher priority in time and attention than the family. I think other than God, the only one that has a real voice in the success of any of us as parents, are our children. I wonder how many kids think we are doing as good of a job as we think we are.

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