Steve Jobs

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Simon and Schuster, 24 okt. 2011 - 630 sidor
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From the author of the bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, this is the exclusive, New York Times bestselling biography of Apple co-founder 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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Easy and thorough story telling about Steve Jobs life. - LibraryThing
A good overview of a distinct life. - LibraryThing
Honest depiction of Jobs. - LibraryThing
The book moves along at a torrid pace. - LibraryThing

Review: Steve Jobs

Användarrecension  - Wesjackson07 - Goodreads

A terrific read. Steve Jobs lived such a fascinating life and Walter Isaacson captures it beautifully. At 571 pages, it took a while to get through, but the book is paced so well that I got to the end ... Läs hela recensionen

Review: Steve Jobs

Användarrecension  - Abben - Goodreads

I may just be spoiled after reading the excellent Richard Feynman biography, but I feel that this is not great as a piece of writing. It often repeats itself, it's often vague, and on matters of ... Läs hela recensionen

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Innehåll

chapter
1
chapter
21
chapter three
31
chapter four
42
chapter five
56
Dawn of a New Age
71
He Who Is Abandoned
86
chapter eight
92
chapter twentysix
340
Hello Again
348
Still Crazy after All These Years
358
Genius Bars and Siena Sandstone
368
chapter thirty
378
Im the Pied Piper
394
The Sound Track of His Life
411
Setting Apple Apart
444

A Man of Wealth and Fame
102
You Say You Want a Revolution
108
chapter twelve
125
The Journey Is the Reward
135
The Pepsi Challenge
148
Prometheus Unbound
211
Technology Meets Art
238
Love Is Just a FourLetter Word
250
Buzz and Woody to the Rescue
284
The Loser Now Will Be Later to Win
305
chapter twentyfive
327
Memento Mori
452
chapter thirtysix
465
chapter thirtyseven
476
chapter thirtyeight
490
chapter thirtynine
511
chapter forty
525
chapter fortyone
538
The Brightest Heaven of Invention
560
Epilogue
573
Sources
579
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Om författaren (2011)

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.

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