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Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs
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In this summary, you will learn

  • How Steve Jobs’s views and personality affected his relationships and management of Apple Computer
  • How his ouster from Apple led him to explore other vistas
  • How his return unleashed the company’s creative energy

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Why you should read Steve Jobs

Apple Computer’s founder Steve Jobs astounded the world with his creative vision and confounded people with his mercurial, often cruel personality. Best-selling biographer and media insider Walter Isaacson synthesizes the conflicting aspects, rooted deep within Jobs’s psyche, of a man whose harsh and relentless demand for perfection at times threatened to overshadow his genius. Written at Jobs’s request soon after his cancer diagnosis – but without his control or final say – Isaacson’s book thoroughly dissects the Apple founder’s life through extensive interviews and research. getAbstract recommends this definitive biography of a complicated, creative and ultimately world-changing persona.

About the Author

Walter Isaacson, who was formerly the chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine, has also written biographies of Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein and Henry Kissinger.


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  1. September 3, 2012 Roger Bösch Test
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  2. February 24, 2012 Алексей Мирошниченко
    great reading!
  3. January 31, 2012 Patrick Brigger
    He was a genius. He also treated his employees as merchandise. I wonder if this type of leadership is needed to be successful, that without tough and sometimes ruthless leadership you can't navigate the boat to where it is supposed to go. Or is a more "human" and emotional type of leadership also possible to achieve the same results? How does he compare to a Larry Ellison and a Bill Gates?
  4. January 23, 2012 Virnalisi Velez
    Steve Jobs... An imperfect mortal genius. Thank you!

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