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Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson
Steve Jobs
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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... show more
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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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781451648539 (1451648537)
ASIN: 1451648537
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 656
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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