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Publisher Description

'This is a riveting book, with as much to say about the transformation of modern life in the information age as about its supernaturally gifted and driven subject' - Telegraph

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.

Biographies & Memoirs
24 October
Little, Brown Book Group
Hachette Australia Pty Ltd

Customer Reviews

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How can you have never met a man, but miss him once he's gone?

Thank-you for everything, Steve.

You will be sorely missed.

* To those who are reporting formatting issues (and rating it based on that) just delete the book from your library and re-download it. It's possible some downloads are getting corrupted due to high demand.

JohnnyMz ,

Fascinating reading

As an IT guy whose career has lived inside open systems I've struggled over the years with many of the topics covered in this book. I also idolized Job's from growing up in the 70's but was dismayed with the closed system approach and his apparent need for his products to treat me & my peers like I we were stupid. But the flip side is that my career has been spent working for corporations that built products & systems without soul, without deep functional beauty and without clarity of purpose. Steve Jobs was right in most respects and now I'm sad that every one if us have witnessed the evolution of Apple but so few corporations have learnt the obvious lessons including those corporations I have worked and work for now. Like Steve says repeating in this book... we just didn't get it.

nymaxmo ,

Insanely Great!

"Everything starts with a great product." changed everything. Here we go again.

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