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Steve Jobs

Walter Isaacson

5 mins

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Best-selling biographer Walter Isaacson provides the authorized and detailed biography of the man who created Apple, based on over 40 interviews with Steve Jobs himself.

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Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

by Walter Isaacson

Overview

Steve Jobs; computing pioneer, Pixar chairman, and creator of one of the world's most successful technology companies, Apple. But how much do we really know about the man behind the iPhone?

Walter Isaacson, former CEO of CNN and managing editor of Time Magazine, has written biographies of impressive figures including Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and Henry Kissinger. Isaacson's biography of Steve Jobs was requested by the man himself and is based on over 40 interviews that Isaacson conducted in the two years running up to Jobs' death in 2011. The book gains a wider perspective from over 100 interviews that Isaacson undertook with Jobs' family, friends, colleagues, and associates.

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The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do.

- Steve Jobs

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