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Publisher Description

We all think we know who Steve Jobs was, what made him tick, and what made him succeed.

Yet the single most important question about him has never been answered.

The young, impulsive, egotistical genius was ousted in the mid-80s from the company he founded, exiled from his own kingdom and cast into the wilderness. Yet he returned a decade later to transform the ailing Apple into the most successful company the world had ever seen.

How did this reckless upstart transform himself into a visionary business leader?

The first comprehensive study of Jobs' career following his dismissal from Apple, written with unparalleled access and insight, BECOMING STEVE JOBS offers a startling new portrait of the most important business figure in modern history. The most intimate biography yet of Jobs, written by the journalist who knew him better than any other, BECOMING STEVE JOBS draws on recently discovered interviews that have never before seen the light of day, and answers for the first time the most pressing questions about what made this legendary business leader such a success.

'Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli render a spectacular service with this book, giving fresh perspective on Steve Jobs' journey from inspiring but immature entrepreneur into an inspired and mature company-builder. Most important, they capture Jobs' resilience, his refusal to capitulate, his restless drive to stay in the game, his voracious appetite to learn-this, far more than genius, is what made him great. Becoming Steve Jobs gets the focus precisely right: not as a success story, but as a growth story. Riveting, insightful, uplifting-read it and learn!' Jim Collins, author of Good to Great

'BECOMING STEVE JOBS is fantastic. After working with Steve for over 25 years, I feel this book captures with great insight the growth and complexity of a truly extraordinary person. I hope that it will be recognized as the definitive history. Ed Catmull, President, Pixar and Disney Animation

March 24
Hodder & Stoughton

Customer Reviews

blue-j ,

Becoming Steve Jobs

Having read quite a few books about the man and how Apple grew into what it is I was somewhat sceptical about another tome. After all, isn't the Isaacson supposed to be definitive?

Well it's a terrific read - very well researched. Full of anecdotes and interesting analysis. I found the asides from the current Apple leaders to be fascinating.

I heartily recommend this to anyone.

Hmoutol ,

Shallow and unworthy

As the author doesn't understand Jobs' decisions, he just judge him as a Bill Gates aspirant.
It's basically a book comparing Steve to Bill, the last one being more intelligent in the author's limited point of view.
Go for the Isaac biography. Thats a real book.

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