Here is a topic that, worldwide, needs no introduction or explanation. However big the Apple brand might be, Steve Jobs’s brand equals it. You’ll notice that unlike nearly any other biography and unlike every other biography by prolific author Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs has no subtitle. It doesn’t need one. As monarchs do, Jobs chose his own biographer, and he chose wisely. Isaacson’s credentials as a journalist and author are impeccable. He’s the former chairman of CNN, former managing editor of Time magazine, and president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. Isaacson’s other books include The Innovators, also a bestseller.
About the Author
Walter Isaacson is the former chairman of CNN, former managing editor of Time magazine, and president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. He also wrote the best-selling biographies The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution; American Sketches; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography. Isaacson and Evan Thomas co-authored The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.
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4 years agoNicely presented!
9 years agogreat reading!
9 years agoHe 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?
9 years agoSteve Jobs... An imperfect mortal genius. Thank you!