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  • Written by: Walter Isaacson
  • Narrated by: Dylan Baker
  • Length: 25 hrs and 18 mins
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Steve Jobs

Written by: Walter Isaacson
Narrated by: Dylan Baker
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Publisher's Summary

Featuring a new epilogue read by the author.

From the author of the best-selling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, this is the exclusive biography of Steve Jobs.

Based on more than 40 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 21st 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. 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.

©2011 Walter Isaacson (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

Editorial Review

Go behind the curtain of one of the biggest companies in modern times to the man behind it all. The Steve Jobs biography will uncover secrets and take you into the world of Apple like never before.

This biography of Steve Jobs is an engaging and informative look at what it takes to be the founder of Apple and one of the most innovative and successful tech companies. You’ll learn more about the co-founder and see the human behind the groundbreaking personal computers and music players like the MacBook, iPad, iPod, iTunes and the iPhone. In addition, his desire to create the next computer and user interfaces smaller and better than ever before, led him to be the computer industry leader for so many years - and a true legend of the twenty-first century. Just as Apple Inc. and all its apple products have become household names, so too did Steve Jobs himself, due mainly to his unique and extreme personality. From impressive new product launches to keynote addresses and conflicts with Apple’s board, Jobs was a true character that was always true to himself.

From his beginnings with Macintosh to the failures, roadblocks, and eventual success of the Apple computer, its operating system, and all the company’s many later inventions, this book by Walter Isaacson leaves nothing out. He delivers an engaging and dynamic story that captures all the flair and individuality of Jobs, from becoming a massive influencer in the California tech world to his notorious arguments butting heads with the board of directors. Walter Isaacson highlights all sides of Steven Paul Jobs - from his desire to think different to his hard-headedness.

Isaacson’s biography was also the inspiration and source material for the Aaron Sorkin box office movie adaptation. This audiobook adaptation is narrated by Dylan Baker, who brings both the good and less agreeable sides of this iconic man to life. Discover the honest, open, and full way the CEO of Apple is described. The book highlights his ingenuity but does not shy away from his faults. Both are captured expertly in the narration. Whether you are an avid fan of Mac and iMac products or steadfastly support competitors like Microsoft, this book is a wonderful listen that will expand your understanding of the booming tech world in Silicon Valley’s heyday.

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Inspirational.

Amazing book about one of the greatest Entrepenures of all time, highly recommend it.

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Amazing book

Great biography and story.
The voice of the speaker is very clear.
I highly recommend the book and highly recommend audiobooks from #Audible1

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Phenomenal

One of the best biographies I’ve ever read. A must-read for anyone in tech or product.

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Perfection

When the perfect ebook execution meets a legendary story, this is what you get. The strive for greatness that Steve look for his whole life was well encapsulated in this book. He cared about creating value first, not making money. It always has been about the product’s excellence first.

Great book overall, and great ebook performance.

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Very well researched

This is a very well researched book. The story telling for the most part was compelling and thought provoking. Steve Jobs was certainly a polarizing figure to work for. There were some parts of the story that went on a little too long and it seemed that the author was trying to convince us of a view point. It could have been edited down a little better but great story nonetheless.

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Visionary to the end

You think you know enough of someone but you don't really. This book is a must for anyone who admires visionary people. Steve Jobs was an exceptionnal men. Worth listening too. #Audible1

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super intéressant

très instructif sur la vie de Jobs et sur la progression de Apple! vraiment bien :)

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A balanced look into a complex individual

The biography is easy to listen to. It offers a balanced view into a very fascinating individual. There are gold nuggets of entrepreneurial lessons scattered throughout the book.

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Illuminating! Amazing adventure!

I'm not an Apple Inc. fan. I read this book out of curiosity and to seek different perspectives. I'm very glad I did. This work is an exemplary, amazing read. I felt privileged to share in the story of Steve Jobs. It does so well at presenting a complete, complicated human being, in a thoughtful, honest way, that absorbs the reader. I highly recommend this book.

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Very excellent book

I have a new found respect for Steve Jobs after listening to this book. I have heard over time what a jerk this man was but this book showed the other side to this man and the narration was excellent. I highly recommend it
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