Steve Jobs: A Biography

Steve Jobs: A Biography
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Hardcover, Simon & Schuster, 2012, ISBN13 9781451648539, ISBN10 1451648537

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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BIOGRAPHIES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND ALBERT EINSTEIN, THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF STEVE JOBS.

Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two yearsas well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.

Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.

Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apples hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.

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Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publish Date: Oct 24, 2011
ISBN-13: 9781451648539
ISBN-10: 1451648537
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 656
Written in: ENG
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.2
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 9.3 x 6.1 x 1.9
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Having read a number of Apple histories, this is without a doubt the best. Straight from the man who knows, the why and how it happened. Mr. Jobs was candid and did not pull any punches on his own shortcomings or miss steps on the long and winding road that was Apple. From inception to his death as complete as could be written. I hated for this book to end just like I hated for the Jobs journey to end. Uplifting and sad, humorous and poignant. What a ride!

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Really good book I enjoyed it alot

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Great man. Great book. Great price!

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