Steve Jobs: A Biography

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Hardcover, Simon & Schuster, 2012, ISBN13 9781451648539, ISBN10 1451648537
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Draws on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs, as well as interviews with family members, friends, competitors, and colleagues to offer a look at the co-founder and leading creative force behind the Apple computer company.

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Draws on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs, as well as interviews with family members, friends, competitors, and colleagues to offer a look at the co-founder and leading creative force behind the Apple computer company.

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 years--as 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 Apple's 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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Number of Pages: 630
Original Languages: English
Author: Isaacson, Walter
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: October, 2011
ISBN-13: 9781451648539
ISBN-10: 1451648537
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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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The book was in perfect conditon and it was so convenient to have it delivered to my local Fed Ex. As far as the book is concerned, I couldn't put it down. I may never have wanted to work for him but he was a genius in recognizing a great element in design and how to run a company (excluding his lack of people skills, however, he had so much charisma). He wasn't a programmer but more of an artist and leader (again aside from his lack of people skills) with amazing chrisma and charm. He definitely demanded excellence from his product and staff.

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I bought this book for my 20 year old son for Christmas. I have gotten great feedback from him. He says that he can't put it down and he is learning stuff about Mr. Jobs that he never knew before even though he has been a fan of his for years.

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