Steve Jobs

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Simon and Schuster, Sep 10, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 630 pages
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The phenomenal bestseller from the author of the acclaimed biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein.

Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson set down the 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. Isaacson’s portrait touched hundreds of thousands of readers.

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 still 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 the author, he asked for no control over what was written. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. He himself spoke candidly about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues offer an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped Jobs’s approach to business, the innovative products that resulted, and his legacy.
  

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Very well written and researched. - Goodreads
The coverage of certain Apple products was uneven. - Goodreads
Easy and thorough story telling about Steve Jobs life. - Goodreads
I didn't love the writing, nor the main character. - Goodreads
The pacing is brisk, and it's fun and easy to read. - Goodreads
A really interesting insight into a true genius. - Goodreads

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Wow. Wow. Wow. (I probably sound like an old hippie tripping on acid... LOL!) This book was an amazing insight to the person Steve Jobs was. Was he a perfectionist? Yes! Was he intense? Passionately ... Read full review

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This is one of the books that got me goosebumps. Steve Jobs a tough task master and unwilling to hear the word 'NO'. Ruthless in his way of dealing with employees, pushing employees to attain the ... Read full review

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Contents

CHAPTER
1
The Two Stews
21
Turn On Tune In
31
Zen andfheflrt ofGarne Design
42
CHAPTER FIVE
56
Dawn ofa New flge
71
He Who Isflhanaonea
86
CHAPTER EIGHT
92
The LoserNow VViZZBe Later to Win
305
CHAPTER TWENTYFIVE
327
CHAPTER TWENTYSIX
340
Hello Mgain
348
Still Crazy afterflll These Ywrs
358
Genius Bars and Siena Sandstone
368
Frorn iTunes to the iPod
378
Im the Pied Piloer
394

flMan ofVVealth andFame
102
You Say You Want a Revolution
108
Playing hy His Own Set ofRules
117
Realflrtists Simplify
125
Thejourney Is the Rewara
135
The PePsi Challenge
148
ADent in the Universe
159
CHAPTER SIXTEEN
171
CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
180
Prometheus Unhound
211
CHAPTER NINETEEN
238
Love Isjust a FourLetter Word
250
1ft Home with thejohs Clan
267
Buzz and Woody to the Rescue
284
The Sound Track ofHis Life
411
andFoes
426
CHAPTER THIRTYFOUR
444
Memento Mori
452
CHAPTER THIRTYSIX
465
The Cancer Recurs
476
CHAPTER THIRTYEIGHT
490
CHAPTER THIRTYNINE
511
The Cloud the Sloaceship and Beyond
525
The Twilight Struggle
538
The Brightest Heaven ofInvention
560
Epilogue
573
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Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He lives in Washington, DC.