A Biography Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson – Based on quite forty interviews with Jobs conducted over 2 years—as well as interviews with quite 100 members of the family, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense temperament of a clever entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, pill computing, and digital publishing.
At a time when America is seeking ways that to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies round the world try to make digital-age economies, Jobs stands because the final icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the simplest thanks to produce price within the twenty-first century was to attach creativity with technology. He engineered an organization where leaps of the imagination were combined with exceptional feats of engineering.
Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no management over what was written nor even the proper to browse it before it had been printed. He place nothing off-limits. He inspired the folks he knew to talk honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, generally brutally thus, regarding the folks he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues offer an unvarnished read of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for management that formed his approach to business and also the innovative merchandise that resulted.
Driven by demons, Jobs may drive those around him to fury and despair. however his temperament and merchandise were interrelated, simply as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if a part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, crammed with lessons regarding innovation, character, leadership, and values.