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Steve Jobs: A Biography (US Ed.)
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Steve Jobs: A Biography (US Ed.) by Walter Isaacson

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"A riveting read"
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A fantastic insight into the mind of one of the greatest minds of our time. From his humble beginnings, through to his heavily hippie induced period into one of the most outstanding thinkers of our time. The story of a man whose creations have touched the lives of billions, and will continue to do so even after his death.

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Bought this as a gift for our son-in-law to be…excellent, efficient , speedy service, thank-you" Mightyape"!…not sure re the book but he had his nose in it on Christmas day and was pretty stoked with the gift!

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"Was hooked from the first page!"
5 stars"
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Bought this to give my son as part of his birthday present in June. (Hope he doesn't read this! :) Anyway, I don't usually read books that I've bought to give as gifts – but took a peek, and was hooked from the first page – so have ordered the unabridged version on compact disc for myself so I can listen while I knit. With a glass of wine beside me, it doesn't get much better than that!


From bestselling author Walter Isaacson comes the landmark biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Based on more than forty 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 stood 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 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.

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.

About the author:
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 “Benjamin Franklin: An American Life” and of “Kissinger: A Biography”, and the co-author of “The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made”.
He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.

Release date NZ
October 25th, 2011
  • General (US: Trade)
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations; Plates, black and white; Illustrations, black and white
Simon & Schuster
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Top 5000
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