Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

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Little, Brown Book Group, Oct 24, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 448 pages
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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.

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

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Steve jobs enthralled me. While reading this book I obsessively googled every person mentioned, every business strategy, every marketing concept. This dirty hippy with unwashed feet and bad body odor ... Read full review

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The title says it all...this is a book about the man Steve Jobs and his creation of a mega company that took over modern computing, Personal computing etc. The most fascinating parts involved the ... Read full review

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

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