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.