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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 years—as well as interviews with more than ......more

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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 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.

Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.

Author:
Isaacson, Walter
Genre:
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Business
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Hardcover
Pages:
630
Language:
English
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Publish Date:
10/24/2011
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9781451648539
Height:
9.5 in
Wdth:
6.5 in
Thickness:
1.75 in
Unit weight:
2.2 lb
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  • This book is excellent reading

    Daughter works for Apple and like all employees, loved Steve Jobs. Thought this would be perfect present for computer geek. He was the man after-all.

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    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Beautiful book.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Its a BOOK, NOT the truth?

    I've grown up with Apple, an Apple //c in 1987, as University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign Business freshman in 1987! So, I've grown up, and KNOW a lot about Steve Jobs during his Macintosh days! Thus, I know Steve Jobs tried suggested the original Mac be priced at $1495, but John Sculley (of Pepsi) 'chose' the price of of $2495, after Mike Markula (Apple's first financier) decided to MILK the MacOS instead of letting Sculley license the MacOS to other computer manufacturers?

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? fine
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    • Would you recommend this to a friend? No
  • Steve Jobs book.

    I have been reading excerpts and asked to receive this book for my birthday. I'm really interested in getting to know Steve Jobs the man. It's incredible what he accomplished in his short lifetime. Thank you for this book, it's low price and the speedy delivery. I am starting to raed it thi week!!! thank you O.Com!

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    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Perfect new condition.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
  • Highly recommended

    This is the only Steve Jobs Biography that was approved by Steve Jobs for publication, therefore, this is the official one among all the Bios on Steve Jobs.

    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes

    jcristob from Manila, Philippines, Nov 17, 2011

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  • This book is one of the best books of a man's life

    Steve Jobs is my cup of tea I too am a tech nut good is never good enough always looking for something better

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  • Steve Jobs Book

    Very interesting book. What an amazing life he lead!

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    harleychick751 from Milwaukee, WI, Jan 17, 2013

  • Good Book

    The book as a book was fine. Steve Jobs came across as more of a mortal than anticipated.

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    newman57 from Ventura County, CA, Dec 30, 2012

  • Candid writing

    It was a ittle dry reading about the computer industry but it was interesting about his personal life.

    • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Good
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    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. The back binder was tattered, however I didn't mind that becaue I passed the book to my friends.
    • Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
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    morgia from Newark, DE, Nov 10, 2012

  • Great product, but poor packaging

    The packaging was very time and when I opened the package it ripped my books cover. The book was exactly as ordered though. Just be careful opening the package.

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    jf0211 from Illinois, Jul 8, 2012

  • Excellent

    the delivery took a little bit long but the product is perfect

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