This is the exclusive biography of Steve Jobs by the author of the bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein.
The book is based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years in addition to interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues.
Walter Isaacson has written a fascinating story of the roller-coaster life and the intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized and left an indelible mark on six varied domains: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
Jobs is said to have cooperated with this book and 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. Isaacson’s portrait has touched millions of readers.
His friends, foes, and colleagues offer 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. This is a tale that is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.