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FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BIOGRAPHIES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND ALBERT EINSTEIN, THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF 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 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 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.

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Steve Jobs
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Enjoyable read.
June 13th, 2015
A great insight into the real man. The man and the company ... What we thought we knew and suspected!
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Steve Jobs
January 10th, 2015
Amazing Insightful and very well written. Enjoyed the historical knowledge of St eve's personal life.
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Must read for any tech enthusiast
October 30th, 2014
If you are interested in technology and entrepreneurship, I really recommend this book. It was a long read, but all required to understand the development of Apple and their products.
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Steve Jobs
May 19th, 2014
A very compelling biography of one of the most important personalities of this century. The innovations brought to the world by this man have changed the way we relate to one another and to all of the things we consider entertainment. There are few aspects of living that are not influenced by Jobs and his developments, these are well chronicled in this book
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Very good
May 5th, 2014
Read the book and loved it
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Excellent Story & Portrayal
April 12th, 2014
I purposely waited to read this as I did not want to be influenced by sentiment after his death & I'm glad I did. It gave me a better perspective on his true genius. As an Apple disciple for the past 10 years, I can only hope that Apple continues Steve's pursuit of perfection rather than profit in the years to come. Sure he may have been an A-hole at times but who isn't. He seemed to reconcile with those closest before he died & all who worked with him felt he brought out the best in them so, it couldn't be all bad. RIP Steve Jobs & great portrayal Walter Isaacson.
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Excellent Story & Portrayal
April 12th, 2014
I purposely waited to read this as I did not want to be influenced by sentiment after his death & I'm glad I did. It gave me a better perspective on his true genius. As an Apple disciple for the past 10 years, I can only hope that Apple continues Steve's pursuit of perfection rather than profit in the years to come. Sure he may have been an A-hole at times but who isn't. He seemed to reconcile with those closest before he died & all who worked with him felt he brought out the best in them so, it couldn't be all bad. RIP Steve Jobs & great portrayal Walter Isaacson.
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Beautiful
April 2nd, 2014
This book is a complete and detailed account of one of the most creative geniuses that ever traversed the planet. Entertaining and inspirational.
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Great book
February 20th, 2014
It's a privilege to read such an honest biography
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Steve Jobs
February 18th, 2014
An amazing story , somewhat inspiring ,very easy to read. Enjoyed every page if it
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Great man
February 6th, 2014
Wholly one of tech industry. Too bad people like him instinct. We need more of them.
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February 1st, 2014
This is an excellent book. If you love Apple products, it provides an excellent history of the development of Apple. If you love interesting biographies, this may also appeal. Steve Jobs was a very complicated and interesting person and Isaacson does an excellent job of providing a well-rounded picture of who he was. Highly recommend, thoroughly enjoyed it!
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January 26th, 2014
Fascinating. I could not put it down.
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January 26th, 2014
Interesting insight into a man that uses resources available, and is able to bring these parts together to bring visionary products to the market. The book was both interesting and insightful.
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January 26th, 2014
Good read on lessons on life. I would recommend this book to all.
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January 26th, 2014
I thoroughly enjoyed this account of Steve Jobs' life. It was interesting to read about what kind of person cN change the world the way he has.
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January 26th, 2014
Eye opening and insightful. Isaacson gives the reader a very well written look into the life of the most famous tech person in history. A recommended read for any Apple lover.
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January 25th, 2014
I enjoyed this marvelous well written book. It was most interesting biography I've ever read. There were definitely 2 sides of Steve Job that aren't recognized until you read this biography. He was definitely a very caring person.
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January 25th, 2014
A fine example of what a person can accomplish if he possesses the wisdom and the ability to look ahead into the future. His vision was so forward thinking. A must read for youngsters with an idea and a dream.
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January 25th, 2014
I love my Macs and it was interesting to see what a brilliant man Jobs was....a little....no a lot quirky but brilliant never the less. He will undoubtedly have a place in history.
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