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    DescriptionFROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BIOGRAPHIES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND ALBERT EINSTEIN, THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF STEVE JOBS. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years--as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues--Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering. 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. Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple's hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.


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    Title
    Steve Jobs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Walter Isaacson
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 656
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 44 mm
    Weight: 1,021 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781451648539
    ISBN 10: 1451648537
    Classifications

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    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.8
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    DC22: B
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 10
    Libri: ENGM1075
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    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
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    B&T Approval Code: G45704600
    BISAC V2.8: BIO003000
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    Libri: APPL1500, MACA0200
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    LC classification: QA76.2.J63 I83 2011
    Illustrations note
    , black & white illustrations, black & white plates
    Publisher
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Imprint name
    SIMON & SCHUSTER
    Publication date
    24 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.