An extraordinary book which gives us a unique insight into the life and thinking of the man who has single-handedly transformed the way we live today
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.
a must read Sunday Times
Walter Isaacson leitet heute das Aspen Institute, nachdem er zuvor Vorstandsposten bei CNN und Time Magazine bekleidet hat, und ist als Buchautor bereits mit Biografien von Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin und Henry Kissinger hervorgetreten.
Über den Autor
Walter Isaacson began his career in journalism at The Sunday Times before becoming CEO of CNN. He is the author of several bestselling biographies.
About the bookhe is the man who revolutionized the world of computers, smart phones and music. The brain behind the company-a computer giant-apple inc. He is steve jobs. This book, steve jobs, is the authorized biography of the legend steve jobs himself. The book comes from the very author who has written biographies for the historic persons benjamin franklin, albert einstein and henry kissinger-walter isaacson. The book is based on more than forty interviews of steve jobs and his family, friends and acquaintances. The book, steve jobs, covers the youth life of steve jobs, his personal life, his creation of apple computer and the early days in it, jobs getting fired from apple, jobs' creation of a new company-next, the purchase and management of pixar animation studios, disney's acquirement of pixar and finally the noted jobs' return to apple. Filled with a life of struggles, innovation and revolution, the biography of steve jobs is an ambitious read for anyone who is a user of his products-frankly, most of the current generation falls under this category. Jobs let his complete cooperation for the production of the book, yet made no interference to the content of the book. The only thing that he directed about the book is its cover. He also expressed the right to read the book before its release. The edition is published in paperback, on 30th september, 2013. Key features this book is an authorized biography of steve jobs. This book was awarded 2011 time magazine's best books of the year.