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Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

2011 . Biography & Autobiography, Business, Business & Economics, Industries . Walter Isaacson

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Steve Jobs

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Walter Isaacson’s “enthralling” (The New Yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than 100 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. Isaacson’s portrait touched millions of readers. At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, 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 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 his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values. Steve Jobs is the inspiration for the movie of the same name starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels, directed by Danny Boyle with a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin.

Year:

2011

Language:

English

Publisher:

Simon and Schuster

Pages:

630

ISBN:

1451648537 (ISBN13: 9781451648539)

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Reviews

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Caroline Lasorsa image

5 months ago

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Hey Siri, what’s another word for asshole? In all seriousness, I was trying to find a less harsh adjective to describe Steve Jobs, and I really just couldn’t. An absolute genius and the reason behind my phone addiction, Jobs was a tyrant to work for and a perfectionist to the extreme. His diets are reminiscent to an obsessed teenage girl, and he refused early cancer treatment. If he avoided the problem, then it didn’t exist. Just ask his first-born daughter, Lisa. Condescending and lacking in empathy, Jobs had no problem berating his colleagues and taking down anyone in his path. But he was also meticulous, and the inside of his machines were as simple and neat as the outside. Not everything he made was perfect, but a lot of it was close. He found a way to take everyday concepts and surpass anything made by a competitor. And everything worked together seamlessly. Without Jobs, Apple would not exist today. I would not be typing on this phone, and this app might not exist. He is one of the most brilliant minds of our time, and I often wonder what Apple would be like if were alive today. Walter Isaacson didn’t hold anything back, and this book is a must-read!

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Vi Streamer Op Ad Åen

1 year ago

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Amazing and honest biopic of a truely unique and complex individual with a once in a generation impact on an entire industry. Issacson captures both the light and dark sides of Jobs with well-researched topics and interviews from those affecting and being affected by him throughout his professional and private life. Reviewed by Peter

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Rohith Charan image

1 year ago

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Good read love the writing and the story of inspiring man Steve jobs

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Adit Pinheiro

1 year ago

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Very very interesting read. Able to see both sides of Jobs. Might give it another read.

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Eun Land

1 year ago

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The family man dekha ki nhi hota kya usse tujhe thori der jonno ami amar Rajveer Singh hi all I am seriously talking with you and your family

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Kelly Wang image

1 year ago

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Amazing read! Get to learn a lot about Steve Jobs and really admire him as a person (even though he did a lot of things that he was not probably proud of). His story was fascinating and inspiring, definitely worth a read.

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Markus Marañon Straarup image

2 years ago

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Really loved this book. It gives a true view on Steve Jobs - really cool.

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Morten Schroeder image

3 years ago

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Fascinating book into the genius mind of Steve Jobs. Does a really good job of giving a nuanced view of his Dr.Jekyll / Mr. Hyde tendencies! It’s a long book but immensely enjoyed it!

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Narinder Singh

1 year ago

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Awesome 👏

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jeb busbin

1 year ago

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Great book into the mind of Steve Jobs!

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MEEHIR VADIYATAR

1 year ago

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It is one of the best books I have ever read.

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Sher Singh

8 months ago

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Inspiring

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Amit Singh

7 months ago

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Inspiring

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Mayur Mundada

7 months ago

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Absolutely amazing!

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XXX YYY

10 months ago

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Good

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MAMBO RAMBO

1 year ago

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Marvel

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Navpreet Singh

1 year ago

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Must read

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Maria Claudia Llamas

2 years ago

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Very well written.

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Markus Marañon Straarup image

1 year ago

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Kwadwo Adu

1 year ago

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Heteesh P

1 year ago

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Oh hey there 👋

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