Steve Jobs revolutionized the way we work, listen to music, watch movies, and communicate. By pushing boundaries and always thinking one step ahead, Jobs became an icon, equally as famous for his advanced ideas and design aesthetic as his sleek black turtlenecks. What inspired him? How did he do his job? What made him the man he was?
Here is Steve Jobs—the innovator, the rebel, the genius—in an incisive biography of a man who changed the world. Also includes quotes from and about Jobs, chronologies detailing Jobs’s achievements, and source notes.
Steve Jobs believed he was successful at changing the personal computer, music, and publishing industries because he saw the intersection of art and science and business, according to Ziller s fairly glowing biography. Working from such sources as Apple product launch events, Jobs s 2005 commencement address at Stanford University, and Walter Isaacson s biography for adults, Ziller presents Jobs as a charismatic genius whose passion and perseverance sometimes drove him to overbearing behavior. The inspiring and now familiar tale of how Jobs and Steve Wozniak cobbled together Apple Computer in the Jobs family garage is, of course, one of the linchpins, along with anecdotes about Jobs s lifestyle quirks and background on his strained interpersonal relationships. But Ziller keeps the momentum going as Jobs moves through setbacks and triumphs in his work life at Apple, as well as other companies such as NeXT and Pixar, detailing innovations that are now part of consumers everyday lives. A chronology of Jobs s milestones and a time line of his career appear along with quotes by and about the subject. A bibliography and source notes are included. Ages 8 12.
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