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gdmactor, January 3, 2013 (view all comments by gdmactor)
Bios are attempts to capture the person. This book succeeds!
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Islander10, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by Islander10)
I didn't want to put this book down. I could definitely identify with his upbringing, being born the same year. It made me aware of his many personality traits that made him the unique, brilliant person he was, flaws & all. Most famous CEOS wouldn't have been that honest.
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King Yankee, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by King Yankee)
An enlightening and inspirational book on perhaps the most creative technologist, marketing guru and team manager of all time.
Even though I spent over 25 years in High Tech myself and was certainly aware of many of Jobs' accomplishments and Apple's story Isaacson's book was an eye opener for me. This should be a must read for high schoolers and college students alike.
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211ladybug, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by 211ladybug)
Interesting book about the genius of our lifetime. Very readable. Long tome about the Apple genius including his outlandish behavior with tantrums and rudeness.
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Sparty, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by Sparty)
Great read. If you want a glimpse into Steve Jobs and Apple, this is terrific.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781451648539
Author:
Isaacson, Walter
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Subject:
Business
Subject:
Biography/Business
Subject:
steve jobs biography, apple, apple computers, ipod, iphone, itunes, istore, wozniak, great business books, cupertino, mona simpson, steve jobs cancer, steve jobs jerk, steve jobs genius, innovator, pixar, toy story
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1-16 pp b-w insert, chap openers, printe
Pages:
656
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.12 in

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "If not the greatest of computer moguls, the late Apple Computer co-founder was certainly the most colorful and charismatic to judge by this compelling biography. Journalist Isaacson (Albert Einstein) had his subject's intimate cooperation but doesn't shy away from Jobs's off-putting traits: the egomania; the shameless theft of ideas; the 'reality distortion field' of lies and delusions; the veering between manipulative charm and cold betrayal; the bullying rages, profanity and weeping; the bizarre vegetarian diets that he believed would ward off body odor and cancer (he was tragically wrong on both counts). Isaacson also sees the constructive flip-side of Jobs's flaws, arguing that his crazed perfectionism and sublime sense of design — he wanted even his computers' circuit boards to be visually elegant — begat brilliant innovations, from the Mac to the iPad, that blended 'poetry and processors.' The author oversells Jobs as the digital artiste pitting well-crafted, vertically integrated personal computing experiences against the promiscuously licensed, bulk-commodity software profferred by his Microsoft rival Bill Gates. (Gates's acerbic commentary on Jobs's romanticism often steals the page.) Still, Isaacson's exhaustively researched but well-paced, candid and gripping narrative gives us a great warts-and-all portrait of an entrepreneurial spirit — and one of the best accounts yet of the human side of the computer biz. Photos. (Oct. 24)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , From bestselling author Walter Isaacson comes the landmark biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. In Steve Jobs: A Biography, Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members, key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, Steve Jobs is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , 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 Apples 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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