Featuring a new epilogue read by the author.
From the author of the best-selling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, this is the exclusive biography of Steve Jobs.
Based on more than 40 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 21st 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. 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.
©2011 Walter Isaacson (P)2011 Simon & Schuster
Classic music lover at Seattle
Yes. I listened to it mainly in the bus while commuting to work. Lots of times, I missed part of story by the noise of bus but really enjoyed the moment of getting behind stories of Silicon Valley during 80's & 90's. It especially impressed me since I was also computer kids during 80's. He was only ten years older than me but arrived at the great achievements mostly in his twenties which makes me really embarrassed. On the other hand, it's amazing to know how all those fascinating little machines were created. This is the most interesting story among all I"ve ever read.
I was fascinated but kept wanting to fast foward. It is just too long. No one - even Steve Jobs is worth this much of my car time.
It was LONG but overall worth it. Some spots were S-L-O-W, but his story was fascinating
The accounts are factual and compile from wide range of sources.
Steve Jobs was very persistent.
the author. Walter Isaacson.
it would be great to listen to all in one sitting. But impossible.
Enjoy it !!!
Instructional Designer is the area of Workforce Development.
This book was masterful and very well done! A MUST read or listen for any person thinking about a business start-up!
Steve Jobs is the Da Vinci of our generation. He was not perfect but strived for perfection in his products. A must read for all Business Schools.
Maybe, it's a long haul
He loves to walk and integrates it into his daily business practices and tough negotiations
Fun to listen to.
Funny enough, Jobs would hate that fact the his photo is really blurry on the Audible audiobook icon on my iphone. This should be corrected, for Jobs' sake.
Just being able to drive and listen to an interesting story
Jobs himself since I never paid much attention to Apple
This is a very interesting book about a unique man that had a goal to change the world, and he certainly accomplished that. I thought the story of Job's life was entertaining, inspiring and revealed a ton of things about a guy that could change from wildly brilliant to extremely childish, sometimes within a single sentence. He was certainly a man that lived by the "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish" motto he preached.
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