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'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.
If not the greatest of computer moguls, the late Apple Computer co-founder was certainly the most colorful and charismatic to judge by this compelling biography. Journalist Isaacson (Albert Einstein) had his subject's intimate cooperation but doesn't shy away from Jobs's off-putting traits: the egomania; the shameless theft of ideas; the "reality distortion field" of lies and delusions; the veering between manipulative charm and cold betrayal; the bullying rages, profanity and weeping; the bizarre vegetarian diets that he believed would ward off body odor and cancer (he was tragically wrong on both counts). Isaacson also sees the constructive flip-side of Jobs's flaws, arguing that his crazed perfectionism and sublime sense of design he wanted even his computers' circuit boards to be visually elegant begat brilliant innovations, from the Mac to the iPad, that blended "poetry and processors." The author oversells Jobs as the digital artiste pitting well-crafted, vertically integrated personal computing experiences against the promiscuously licensed, bulk-commodity software profferred by his Microsoft rival Bill Gates. (Gates's acerbic commentary on Jobs's romanticism often steals the page.) Still, Isaacson's exhaustively researched but well-paced, candid and gripping narrative gives us a great warts-and-all portrait of an entrepreneurial spirit and one of the best accounts yet of the human side of the computer biz. Photos.
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Am citit deja 300 de pagini din aceasta carte si mi se pare extraordinara. Merita luat va recomand cu cel mai mare drag !!
R.I.P. Steve Jobs
O carte unica
Orice as scrie, nu cred ca pot transmite caldura cu care recomand aceasta carte.
Este o carte echilibrata ce prezintă povestea unui om a cărui viața, cu bune si cu rele, a însemnat pt. noi toti mult mai mult decât puteam sa îmi închipui si sunt ferm convins ca, deși probabil cunoașteti unele din povestile sale, imaginea de ansamblu va lipseste si va va lipsi in continuare pana veți citi aceasta biografie.
Regret dispariția sa timpurie dintre noi, când încă avea atât de multe de făcut, si îl invidiez pentru ca a reușit sa se alăture cercului select din care fac parte acei oameni a căror existența a CONTAT. Care au făcut ceva pt. noi toți si care si-a lăsat amprenta asupra atator lucruri care acum le privim ca firesti, dar care foarte probabil nu ar fi existat sau ar fi existat intr-o forma inferioară.
Sper ca aceasta carte sa treezeasca in voi dorința de a va autodepasi si de a lăsa si altceva in urma in afara de copii - pt. ca in imaginea de ansamblu, fiecare lucru – oricât de mic – contează.
Prin martie apare in romana din cate am inteles.