Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs

Ekskluzywna biografia twórcy firmy Apple - Steave'a Jobsa (jedyna napisana przy jego współpracy) pióra Waltera Isaacsona, autora bestsellerowych biografii Benjamina Franklina i Alberta Einsteina. Opierając się na ponad czterdziestu rozmowach z Jobsem, przeprowadzonych w ciągu dwóch lat, a także na wywiadach z ponad setką osób; członkami rodziny, przyjaciółmi, przeciwnikami, konkurentami i kolegami Jobsa, Walter Isaacson spisał wci...

Details Steve Jobs

TitleSteve Jobs
Release DateOct 24th, 2011
PublisherSimon & Schuster
GenreBiography, Business, Nonfiction, Science, Technology, History

Reviews Steve Jobs

  • Stephanie *Extremely Stable Genius*
    Steve Jobs was a damn dirty hippie. He didn't much like to shower or wear shoes. He believed his diet kept him from getting stinky, not true apparently. In fact he was quite odd and obsessive about his diets, he would go on kicks where he would eat nothing but carrots for long periods of time until he turned orange. This makes me wonder if these strange eating habits brought on his cancer. Who can say?Steve Jobs was an asshat.He was an ass to eve...
  • Lisa
    There are three things necessary for a great biography:1. A compelling subject2. An engaging narrative3. AccuracyWalter Isaacson's Steve Jobs has all three.Steve Jobs was a fascinating person whose powerful personality and extraordinary life make for a very compelling read. He revolutionized many different technological and entertainment industries by successfully blending technology and the liberal arts, giving consumers products they didn't eve...
  • Petra-X
    Update This is a very interesting view of Steve Jobs by the mother of his daughter, Lisa (although he denied he was her father, despite paternity tests) and his childhood sweetheart. She doesn't think the film goes far enough in depicting his character truthfully. I am sure that what she writes in her book The Bite in the Apple: A Memoir of My Life with Steve Jobs is absolutely true. Apple's lawyers would sue her out of all existence if there was...
  • Lynne Spreen
    When I was at the halfway point I became struck by what a jerk SJ was. Yes, he was brilliant and all that. But he seemed to view other humans as nothing more than ants in his ant farm, sub-biologicals that he could squish whenever he felt like it. And did.Some might say that his gifts to tech development, or the fact that he changed and invented whole industries, would compensate. Maybe the two things went together, cruelty and brilliance. But th...
  • Riku Sayuj
    Never expected to find this much enjoyment reading a biography. Isaacson has truly done a wonderful job with this book. For those who are too busy to read the entire book, please try to grab a quick read of the last two chapters of the book at a book store or airport or someplace - These chapters are a concise summary of the entire book as well as the thesis Isaacson builds up to throughout the book. Besides, it will probably make you buy and rea...
  • Rusty Widebottom
    My background is as a post-1979 punk rocker. So naturally I view all dope-gorging smelly long hair Dylan-worshiping hippies with a certain amount of suspicion and disdain.The author shows, on a page-by-page basis, what an insufferable asshole Steve Jobs was. I'm not exaggerating. But the book left me wondering: why? how did he become this way?The book is fairly well researched, but except for a precious few anecdotes about his youth, very little ...
  • Otis Chandler
    This is an amazing inside view into the life of one of the great businessmen of our era. A must read. The thing that struck me most about Steve Jobs was that he was an incredible perfectionist. He was a craftsman, and wanted the computers he built to be beautiful and amazing and useful. He believed that computers were "at the intersection of technology and liberal arts" - a phrase he used a lot - because he realized computers weren't just for gee...
  • Barbara
    I downloaded the e-book on my iPad (quite fitting) Sun. night and stayed up until the very wee hours reading (on a work night, no less). Isaacson's writing style is very engaging and, at least so far, he seems to be embarking on a no holds barred, honest portrayal of this very admired, feared, respected, despised, controversial titan of industry. As a college senior in '85, watching the iconic "1984" commercial, reading all about SJ & Woz and how...
  • Katie
    Oops! The publishers forgot to include a subtitle, so I've taken the liberty of helping them come up with one. May I suggest:Steve Jobs: Unrelenting Narcissist, Suspected Sociopath and Giant Fucking AssholeIsaacson writes a great biography: He tells a coherent, cohesive story, he interviews all the players and most important he doesn't feel the need to hoist his subject on a pedestal with his pen. When it comes to carrying a story, our author did...
  • Diane
    I had to be convinced by a GR friend to read this book, similarly to how Isaacson had to be convinced to write it.Back in 2004, Steve Jobs approached Isaacson and asked if he was interested in writing Jobs' biography. Isaacson declined several times, thinking that it was too soon to write one and that it would be better to wait a few decades. It wasn't until 2009 when Jobs' wife bluntly told him that Jobs was seriously ill from cancer and that th...
  • Amir Tesla
    Well, The mighty Steve Jobs that we have so much to learn from.You can see the Full review here.The bookWalter Isaacson the author is a well-know writer (Einstein, Franklin are his other biography books) has covered all the aspects of Job's life from his childhood, family, friends, to founding apple with Wozniak, each product design (Macintosh, iphone etc.) and venture (Next, Pixar) he conveyed. The book has benefited a lot from articulation of W...
  • Jeffrey Keeten
    I was a little surprised when Steve Jobs died that I actually had an emotional reaction of loss. He was always such a warrior for technological evolution, conceiving products that we didn't know we needed until we held them in our hands. I didn't know I needed an iPod, now I can't travel anywhere without slipping 13,000 songs into my pocket. I now have a playlist for any situation, a wedding, a long drive, robbing a bank, meditation etc. What was...
  • Matt
    Isaacson has taken on the incredible task of documenting the life and times of Steve Jobs, a herculean venture if one did exist. Speaking in the introduction about how Jobs sought him out to pen the biography and wished to have no input in its creation (save for the hours of interviews he would give), Isaacson admits that the task was as unconventional as it was enthralling. Isaacson divides Jobs's life into three major themes throughout the book...
  • Jane
    I'm still not entirely sure what to think. I keep flipflopping between annoyed/disgusted and inspired.I applaud Isaacson for putting a masterful bio together without succumbing to the Reality Distortion Field and vomiting out a piece of Jobs-worship like some Apple/Steve-related books out there. I also really appreciate all these little anecdotes, some that I have seen before and others that are new and all the more enjoyable, that people that kn...
  • Kiekiat
    Review to follow
  • Natalia Yaneva
    Bulgarian review below/Ревюто на български е по-долу “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards”, Kierkegaard said. Steve Jobs managed to live even further ahead of his time and pulled a whole world along with him – that of information technology.No one can accuse Jobs of indiscriminate philanthropy. In any kind of philanthropy in fact. Nor in unmotivated generosity. Thinking about it, I un...
  • Elyse Walters
    Update: I 'did' read this a ways back - my friend gave me her book when done--her husband is still living - a Survivor of pancreatic cancer! Doing well! At the time when I read this - I was actually wanting to read as much as I could about the his cancer -( because of my friend John).There wasn't enough to pull anything from---yet-I was fascinated with everything else. Nobody has made a bigger difference in the quality of people's lives, in my li...
  • Calista
    It's amazing how much you can learn about life when you look at life through someone else's eyes. Steve Jobs is such a different person from me and he also accomplished so much in his life. I really didn't know much about Apple before this book. I am writing this on a MacBook Air, but until 2014 when I got my first iphone, I had never owned an Apple product. I am impressed with what I see and for someone not skilled with computers, I have found A...
  • Asif
    Steve Jobs in many ways was mythical and mystical personality. Steve Jobs was man of immaculate tastes. He single-handedly changed the course of half dozen industries. He was one of true innovator and history makers ever lived in the world. When it came to choosing the things he was no match to anybody in my limited knowledge i have not known an international personality who himself-herself chose his-her biographer, in this regard he chose no les...
  • Pooja Singh
    "Some people say, "Give the customers what they want." But that's not my approach. Our job is to figure out what they're going to want before they do. I think Henry Ford once said, "If I'd asked customers what they wanted, they would have told me, 'A faster horse!'" People don't know what they want until you show it to them."- Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs🍁Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography is a definitive portrait of Steve Jobs, one who is con...
  • K. Elizabeth
    This man's life, y'all. Crazy.
  • Connie
    Are you a fan of APPLE? Do you hate APPLE? Did you admire Steve Jobs? Did you hate Steve Jobs? No matter your answers, you *really* should read this book. There have been things about APPLE I always disliked. This book made me turn many of these things into things I no longer dislike, but also into things I now understand and yes, even admire. There was many many things I learned in here that I had no clue about. There is no way I think you can r...
  • Saadia B. || Hustle, Bustle and Hurdles
    Steve Jobs was a genius, who always thought ahead of time. With the help of his passion for perfection and ferocious drive he altogether revolutionized 6 industries: PCs, Animated Movies, Music, Phones, Tablet Computing and Digital Publishing. Despite being adopted, Steve always regarded himself as ‘Special’ in every way possible. After dropping from Reeds, with Wozniak he co-founded Apple and launched a fully packed computer, one of its firs...
  • Michael
    I started this book with two questions: Was Steve Jobs an asshole? And if so... did he need to be to accomplish what he did?Having just finished it, I don't have a good answer to either question. In fact both seem foolishly simplistic given this rich, sweeping, detailed, and intimate depiction a truly remarkable man's life experience.What I learned about Steve Jobs is that he was very good at some things, and very bad at others. Among the things ...
  • Zac
    In a way, I regard this book as a balanced biography. Even though Walter Isaacson is apparently unsatisfied with having gotten all of Steve Jobs's shaft into his mouth and spends a lot of time sucking on Jobs's balls, his recounting of Steve Jobs's behavior left me unavoidably with the impression that Steve Jobs was a world-class asshole. Jobs is presented as so much of a whining, pathetic bully that I find myself glad that he died of pancreatic ...
  • Caroline
    To date all my computer fanship has been geared towards Linus Torvalds and Linux, even though (for now) I limp along grumpily with Windows. Steve Jobs and Apple? Pah! I couldn't bear the snobbish one-upmanship rantings of Apple and it's aficionados. It was therefore with some hesitancy I approached Steve Jobs's biography. Someone I follow here at GR had recommended it, plus it had been sitting on a shelf in the library forever and I kept bumping ...
  • Dean
    Wonderfully and grippingly written Biographie....I consider it as a reading highlight for this year....A truly heartfelt and with much empathy told and written dramatic story.The story about a man who changed the world!!And with much love to the detail written ...This here is a full blown up five stars book!!!A genuine must-read and not only for Apple fans...Readable like a thriller with lots of pictures and thoroughly researched!!!!Walter Isaacs...