Steve Jobs is the authorized self-titled biography book of Steve Jobs. The book was written at the request of Jobs by Walter Isaacson, a former executive at CNN . According to some Buddhists, Steve Jobs has already been reincarnated as a " celestial warrior-philosopher." If so, these are the books he. Steve Jobs [Walter Isaacson] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two.

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Steve Jobs book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. From the author of the bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin. Steve Jobs Books There are entrepreneurs and then there's Steve Jobs. The man with the vision. Born in San Francisco, Jobs dropped from college, worked for. Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs provides an unprecedented look at not only Steve Jobs life but the books which influenced him.

Besides Apple, Jobs also had several other business ventures. It was acquired by Apple in and its framework was later integrated into the Apple Store. This deal made Jobs the largest single shareholder of Disney. Throughout his life, Jobs did a lot of reading.

The Steve Jobs Reading List: The Books And Artists That Made The Man

After his return from India, he said that the room he was living in only had a sleeping bag, a mat, a candle and a book. Books recommended by Steve Jobs: Only the Paranoid Survive: Only the Paranoid Su Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism. Cutting Through Spir Cosmic Consciousness: A Study in the Evolution of the Human Mind.

First-principles thinking is one of the best ways to reverse-engineer complicated problems and unleash creative possibility. What did Steve Jobs Read?

Reading Time: Footnotes 1 adapted from Huffigton Post. Thinking about Thinking. Sponsored By. The Pygmalion Effect: 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.

Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values. Get a FREE e-book by joining our mailing list today! Plus, receive recommendations for your next Book Club read. By clicking 'Sign me up' I acknowledge that I have read and agree to the privacy policy and terms of use.

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Excerpt 1 His personality was reflected in the products he created. His passions, perfectionism, demons, desires, artistry, devilry, and obsession for control were integrally connected to his approach to business and the products that resulted.

His silences could be as searing as his rants; he had taught himself to stare without blinking. At other times it could be terrifying, such as when he was fulminating about Google or Microsoft ripping off Apple.

This intensity encouraged a binary view of the world. You were either one or the other, sometimes on the same day.

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The same was true of products, ideas, even food: As a result, any perceived flaw could set off a rant. His quest for perfection led to his compulsion for Apple to have end-to-end control of every product that it made.

This ability to integrate hardware and software and content into one unified system enabled him to impose simplicity. Excerpt 2 For Jobs, belief in an integrated approach was a matter of righteousness.

Their lives are crowded; they have other things to do than think about how to integrate their computers and devices. But in a world filled with junky devices, inscrutable error messages, and annoying interfaces, it led to astonishing products marked by beguiling user experiences. Using an Apple product could be as sublime as walking in one of the Zen gardens of Kyoto that Jobs loved, and neither experience was created by worshipping at the altar of openness or by letting a thousand flowers bloom.

He would set priorities, aim his laser attention on them, and filter out distractions.

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If something engaged him—the user interface for the original Macintosh, the design of the iPod and iPhone, getting music companies into the iTunes Store—he was relentless. But if he did not want to deal with something—a legal annoyance, a business issue, his cancer diagnosis, a family tug—he would resolutely ignore it.I also loved the story of how Steve was obsessed with quality glass, and ordered the highest end stuff he could find for his Apple Stores.

The CEO Library uses cookies to enhance your experience. I'm not exaggerating. Hazem Bayado's comment brought again to my attention the nearly-forgotten review of Steve Jobs that I composed last May, and thereby afforded me the opportunity to be pleased and delighted by my assessment of the character of Steve Jobs, and to marvel at how correct I was at so tender and green an age, when my judgment was much younger and less-tried than it is today.

Link icon An image of a chain link. You could just tell how much they worked at this. What I learned about life - or about business, anyway - is that both our strengths and our weaknesses shape the things we create. King Lear. As I said, I'm only halfway through the book.

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