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Steve Jobs

Walter Isaacson

FEATURING A NEW EPILOGUE READ BY THE AUTHOR FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BIOGRAPHIES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND ALBERT EINSTEIN, THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF 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.

FEATURING A NEW EPILOGUE READ BY THE AUTHOR FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BIOGRAPHIES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND ALBERT EINSTEIN, THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF 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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FEATURING A NEW EPILOGUE READ BY THE AUTHOR FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BIOGRAPHIES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND ALBERT EINSTEIN, THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dylan Baker

Length:

9h 19m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:35


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

12:36


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:32


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:58


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:32


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:27


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:29


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

03:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:44


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:23


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:43


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

07:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:57


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:30


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:23


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:29


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:20


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:11


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:20


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:36


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:06


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:59


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

02:43


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

03:48


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:03


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

03:36


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:50


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:51


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:42


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:12


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:58


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

01:24


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:13


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:55


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

01:28


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

01:04


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

01:35


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:16


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:27


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

04:36


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:43


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:10


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

01:10


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

04:48


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

07:49


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:24


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:43


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:27


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:34


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:51


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:09


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:04


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:06


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:27


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:07


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:01


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

03:55


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:49


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

01:11


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

03:38


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

05:20


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:15


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:00


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

01:39


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

06:58


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:04


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

01:10


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

03:03


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:05


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

01:52


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

03:34


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:33


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:20


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:55


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

04:02


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

04:03


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

02:29


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

01:35


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

01:41


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

01:26


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:06


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

02:19


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

05:29


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

01:08


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

02:03


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

09:36


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

04:20


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

02:12


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

01:21


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

01:56


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

05:14


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

13:02


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

03:58


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

06:12


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

02:10


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:18


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

01:33


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

01:06


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

13:10


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

03:05


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

07:08


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

06:58


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:01


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:14


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

02:53


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:06


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

12:39


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

18:25


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

10:54


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

01:28


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

13:38


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

01:16