Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is the exclusive biography that presents a zealous account of an intensely passionate and creative entrepreneur whose visionary ideas transformed the digital world beyond anyone could ever imagine.
Summary of the Book
This book depicts the life and times of the pioneer, the perfectionist, and the devil that Steve Jobs was. To chronicle his life, Isaacson had to interview several of his competitors, colleagues, friends and family. Jobs himself contributed to this biography by engaging in more than 40 interviews with Isaacson. At a time when the digital world was craving a massive revolution, Apple resorted to a completely different model of creative perfection that proved that the sky is not the limit for the possibilities of engineering marvels. Jobs was a college dropout who had a great time in the counterculture, only to leave all of it to begin Apple Computers with his friend Steve Wozniak in a garage. The rest has been the history that the world has been witnessing ever since.
This biography was released on Oct. 24, 2011 and became a New York Times bestseller. The book was listed among the Best Books of the Year by Time magazine and won the Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. The book has been adapted into a film starring Ashton Kutcher in the lead as Steve Jobs.
About Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson is an American journalist and biographer. He has written the biographies of Henry Kissinger, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs and Benjamin Franklin. Some of these books are Einstein: His Life and Universe and Benjamin Franklin: An American Life. Isaacson has a bachelor’s degree in literature and history from Harvard. He then became a Rhodes Scholar and read philosophy, economics and politics at Oxford. He began his journalistic career at The Sunday Times after which he joined Time magazine as a political correspondent. He is the CEO and President of the Aspen Institute. He has served as CEO and Chairman of CNN and also been the Managing Editor of Time magazine. In 2011, he was selected for Time magazine’s list of 100 most influential people in the world.
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