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  • Steve Jobs

  • Steve Jobs
    • Author:
      Walter Isaacson
    • Published:
      2011-10-24 by Simon & Schuster
    • Other info:
      ISBN:9781451648553 » lang: en » pages: 659
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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.

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Roberto  has read this title ...
really fascinating book, a must read for every entrepreneur or if you have the slightest interest in apple, business and product design!

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Zack  has read this title ...
This book was amazing, mostly because I have been a lifelong Apple fanboy. I imagine a lot of people will buy this book but not many will actually get all the way through it because there is a lot of geeky computer stuff in it (which I loved). However, reading the book actually depressed me and not just because Jobs died at the peak of his creativity. As much as I love technology, I understand that it is at most a means to an end. With Jobs, it was his reason for living and unfortunately he missed out on many other more important things due to his intense focus.

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Bob  has read this title ...
fascinating book about Jobs life and career, about Apple starting in a garage to become the most valuable company. If you like tech, business, silicon valley, leadership, how to build an organization, this is highly recommended reading!

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