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- Description<b>From the author of the bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, this is the exclusive biography of Steve Jobs.</b> 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. Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for control over what was written r even the right to read it before it was published. He put thing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs spoke 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 invative 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 invation, character, leadership, and values.
- Author Biography<b>Walter Isaacson</b>, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of <i>Time</i> magazine. He is the author of <i>Steve Jobs</i>; <i>Einstein: His Life and Universe</i>; <i>Benjamin Franklin: An American Life</i>; and <i>Kissinger: A Biography</i>. He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.
- Author(s)Walter Isaacson
- PublisherSimon & Schuster Audio
- Date of Publication10/09/2013
- SubjectBiography: Business
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSimon & Schuster Audio
- Weight522 g
- Width130 mm
- Height152 mm
- Spine46 mm
- Introduction byWalter Isaacson
- Read byDylan Baker
- Contained items statement20 Audio CDs
- Format DetailsCD standard audio format
- Running Time1500
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