Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over
two years - as well as interviews with more than a hundred family
members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues - this
is the acclaimed, internationally bestselling biography of the
ultimate icon of inventiveness. Walter Isaacson tells the story of
the rollercoaster life and searingly intense personality of
creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious
drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated
movies,music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
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.