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Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson
Steve Jobs
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The phenomenal bestseller from the author of the acclaimed biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two yearsas well as interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleaguesWalter... show more
The phenomenal bestseller from the author of the acclaimed biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein.

Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two yearsas well as interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleaguesWalter Isaacson set down the 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. Isaacsons portrait touched hundreds of thousands of readers.

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 still 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 the author, he asked for no control over what was written. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. He himself spoke candidly about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues offer an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped Jobss approach to business, the innovative products that resulted, and his legacy.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781408703748
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 630
Edition language: English
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Mirkat Always Reading
Mirkat Always Reading rated it
4.0 I'm Still Team Woz!
I am not now, nor have I ever been, an Apple fangirl. I've had some experience using a few different Apple computers for work, but I never fell in love with any of their products nor felt the need to possess one. By chance an online friend of mine commented about Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs" bio...
ObiDoby
ObiDoby rated it
5.0 iphone
if u know what i mean
teaandbooks
teaandbooks rated it
2.5 It is unlikely there will ever be another Steve Jobs...
Steve Jobs is one of a kind is what I got out of this book. Love/hate him, love/hate Apple, it doesn't matter. It's impossible to deny what he and his company have done to change how we listen to music, work, use computers and more. Although Jobs is mostly unlikeable (from denial of the paternity ...
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it
I came out of this biography glad to have and enjoy my Apple products, but equally glad I never met Steve Jobs. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have liked him if I had. On the other hand, out of such sheer assholery have come some products that I'm very glad to own. Made by a guy who had no compunction ...
hpagano
hpagano rated it
4.0 Steve Jobs
The Jobs biography was tons of fun to read. Jobs' life was completely intertwined with a fascinating and exciting period in technology history, and Isaacson did an awesome job of bringing that period of history to life. The narrative felt special both because of the influence Jobs had on society, ...
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