From best-selling author Walter Isaacson comes the landmark biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive 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 and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.
With an introduction read by the author.
©2011 Walter Isaacson (P)2011 Simon & Schuster Inc
One of the best book, make me admire Jobs even more. I am sad that
Walter didnt undestand why Jobs did most of the things, and the reallity distorsion that in the book they talk to much, was the way that Steve has to push and do things. I am a designer, and I know that you can make in one night hours before the due date the best job and with presure.
We will miss you Steve.
The book largely consists of anecdotes about Steve Jobs, and its very much up to the reader to draw conclusions.
The contractions of his character and the phenomenal nature of his achievements, from the original Mac to Pixar to the iPhone, means this approach makes for a great book, particularly if you have an interest in the technology sector.
I've read other semi-biographies of Jobs and, working with a lot of people in the tech industry, I'd heard many of the stories of how much of a bastard he was. However, this biography left me quite bemused and surprised: I never expected Jobs to be such a disgustingly-shameless-sociopath-brat-cry-baby! even to the last minute, with Jobs having to have control over the cover image of the book.
I don't think he would have liked much of what is inside this book; which is what makes it great.
It's amazing that Jobs sought out Isaacson to write this biography. And Isaacson, pre-warning Jobs that he was going to uncover all the dirt, delivers a very inhuman story. In Isaacson other book on Einstein, he also revealed Albert's many flaws and brought Albert down to our level. With this book, he absolutely devastates the image of Jobs as a great business leader and as human being: from his stinky hippy days, to his denial of his daughter Lisa and smear campaign of the mother, to his tyrannical and plainly mean way he constantly ripped-off and mistreated other people.
I guess Job's own reflection of his life must have been also distorted by his "reality distortion field". It's great that this book came out when it did. If anything, it shows that Steve Jobs was not in the same league as other great inventors and geniuses of the past century. Jobs just rode on the great ideas of those around him. If it was him that made those ideas successful is unclear, so Jobs is just shown as part of the greater collective that was, and remains, Apple computers.
I anything, it's good that Isaacson shows why no one should take inspiration from the cold, hard, tyrannical a**hole that was Steve Jobs. A great read! And proof you can't judge a book by its cover.
Brilliant book love it so educational
S t e v e j o b s audible book (: great
"What a guy! A true inspiration 🍏"
I never rate anything, but I really enjoyed this. Love my Apple devices even more now I know the passion that went into creating them. God bless Steve Jobs.
"insightful, inspirational, Sad and Tragic"
My major problem with this book was that there was a section in it that was crackling, probably a recording error. But it was worth my time, I learned a lot. Including a lot on how not to Lead. I did lean a load about how to lead and about how great product organisations work.
A very good account of a genius in the world of I.T. Very well read and a very interesting book. I would definitely recommend it.
"Amazing passionate insight"
Loved this book. It's safe to say Steve Jobs changed the world and the way it thinks. Apple will never be the same without him. RIP Steve.
"Great book about a great and complex man"
Doesn't pull any punches. Shows
Steve Jobs from many varied perspectives, with contributions from his friends, family and adversaries. Very comprehensively researched.
"Long, but worth it."
Inspiring and amazing journey, much achieved, better as the honest truth and not distorted by Steve. He will be missed.
Great story of an extraordinary man.
Long in length but never boring.
Well written and narrated.
Was a joy to listen to, and set the imagination running wild. Brilliant.
No holds barred, great story about the guy that gave us great tech, who took all the fuss away & simplified our gadgets so we could get on with our lives and make his toys part of those lives we all love to lead and share.
Thank you Steve Jobs, r.i.p.
"Loved it, an inspirational journey"
I rushed to the car each evening to listen, a very interesting journey to follow with highs and lows. Jobs was an interesting and crazy character that you would want to keep onside
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