Steve Jobs Audio CD – Abridged, Audiobook
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“. . . a wonderfully robust biography that not only tracks Jobs’ life but also serves as a history of digital technology. What makes the book come alive, though, is Isaacson’s ability to shape the story as a kind of archetypal fantasy: the flawed hero, the noble quest, the holy grail, the death of the king.” — starred, Booklist “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.” — Publishers Weekly --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
About the Author
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 Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.See all Product Description
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Any person in business must read this book. The most successful CEO of all times - this is a story of how self-belief, tenacity and iron-will can change the impossible into possible. Focus and follow your vision rest is mere distraction. If you are sane enough you'll disapprove of him, if you are crazy enough, you'll understand him. Here's to the crazies...
I have much much more respect for Steve and his work after reading this book, it helped me know Steve as a genius and a flawed human being.
Put up for closed adoption by unmarried parents who eventually married, rejected by the first would be adoptive parents, then adopted by working class parents, it would be difficult to imagine a more inauspicious beginning, or a more auspicious outcome. Steve Jobs would grow up to prove that an apple can fall quite far from the tree, and still blossom. Abandoned, the chosen one, special.
Firstly, I don't think there is any such thing as an illegitimate child, only illegitimate parents.
The public life and business achievements have been well chronicled, and I didn't want to read a book about Apple. I wondered about the family life, the relationship with Bill Gates, were they collaborators or competitors, some of the other cast of characters. I wondered how much of Apple's great accomplishments were due to Jobs, what effect his passing would have on the future of Apple. I wondered about how he got the Beatles music, and the reputedly fractious relationship with Apple records.
Isaacson has put together a narrative never less than fascinating about a mercurial man. My opinion of Jobs did not change as a result of reading this book. He already struck me as being a highly driven type A personality, narcissistic, aggressive, perfectionistic. Certainly these traits contributed to both his successes and his setbacks, and made him a difficult man to get along with, but those high standards imposed by a drive for perfection, and a demanding lack of compassion, would also draw out of people abilities, creativity, and great accomplishments.Read more ›
Its insanely great!
It was also very interesting to read about the "politics" of the computer world, the competition between the brands and the endless striving for perfection to be the very best in the world no matter what the cost to his health. He truly did give his life for his love of the challenge to be the very best in the whole world and thankfully, he will always be remembered for what he sought to achieve. He did achieve his aim and I feel so very sorry that he had to give the ultimate price to achieve it.
He WILL aways be remembered as the VERY BEST, he deserves this and his products will live on. It will be interesting to know if they can continue to be at the forefront of new technology. Time will tell but it will not damage his reputation. H was the FIRST and will always be remembered and revered for what he contributed to the computer world.
A most wonderful book that I have recommended to family and friends. Also, an amazing price at Amazon!!
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Good read. It's amazing to me to discover such a brilliant man had so many issues.Published 25 days ago by Michael Ball
If you're interested in Steve, Apple, the evolution of Silicon Valley, or how to change the world then this book is for you. Read morePublished 1 month ago by TG
An intriguing read by an excellent author. The book provides an honest account about a business genius, but a despicable man. Read morePublished 1 month ago by cruzing
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