Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

Front Cover
Little, Brown Book Group, Oct 24, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
585 Reviews
Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years - as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues - this is the acclaimed, internationally bestselling biography of the ultimate icon of inventiveness. Walter Isaacson tells the story of the rollercoaster life and searingly intense personality of creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies,music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. 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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - UberButter - LibraryThing

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson ★ ★ ★ ★ Steve Jobs was arrogant, whiny, unrelenting, rude, and annoying. But with that being said, one can't deny the changes he made in the world of technology. His ... Read full review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

Another masterpiece by Isaacson.

All 10 reviews »

Other editions - View all

About the author (2011)

Walter Isaacson began his career in journalism at The Sunday Times before becoming CEO of CNN. He is the author of several bestselling biographies.

Bibliographic information