Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography

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By (author) Walter Isaacson

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  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • Format: Paperback | 592 pages
  • Dimensions: 158mm x 251mm x 43mm | 798g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0349139598
  • ISBN 13: 9780349139593
  • Illustrations note: Section: 16, b/w photos
  • Sales rank: 19,831

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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.

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Walter Isaacson began his career in journalism at The Sunday Times before becoming CEO of CNN. He is the author of several bestselling biographies.

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a must read Sunday Times astounding -- Mark Prigg Evening Standard richly entertaining -- Toby Young Mail on Sunday exemplary -- Michael Bywater Independent riveting -- Tim Martin Daily Telegraph