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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Very well written and researched. - Goodreads
The portrayal of Jobs is brutal and rightfully so. - Goodreads
Easy and thorough story telling about Steve Jobs life. - Goodreads
The pacing is brisk, and it's fun and easy to read. - Goodreads
I didn't love the writing, nor the main character. - Goodreads
A really interesting insight into a true genius. - Goodreads

Review: Steve Jobs

Användarrecension  - Hannah - Goodreads

Steve jobs enthralled me. While reading this book I obsessively googled every person mentioned, every business strategy, every marketing concept. This dirty hippy with unwashed feet and bad body odor ... Läs hela recensionen

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Användarrecension  - Patrick Blair - Goodreads

The title says it all...this is a book about the man Steve Jobs and his creation of a mega company that took over modern computing, Personal computing etc. The most fascinating parts involved the ... Läs hela recensionen

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Innehåll

chapter nine
102
chapter
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
chapter thirty
378
Im the Pied Piper
394
The Sound Track of His Life
411
Setting Apple Apart
444
Memento Mori
452
chapter thirtysix
465
chapter thirtyseven
476
chapter thirtyeight
490

Buzz and Woody to the Rescue
284
The Loser Now Will Be Later to Win
305
chapter twentyfive
327
chapter twentysix
340
Hello Again
348
Still Crazy after All These Years
358
Genius Bars and Siena Sandstone
368
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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