Lightning never strikes twice, but Steve Jobs has, transforming modern culture first with the Macintosh and more recently with the iPod. He has dazzled and delighted audiences with his Pixar movies. And he has bedeviled, destroyed, and demoralized hundreds of people along the way. Steve Jobs is the most interesting character of the digital age. ...
Lightning never strikes twice, but Steve Jobs has, transforming modern culture first with the Macintosh and more recently with the iPod. He has dazzled and delighted audiences with his Pixar movies. And he has bedeviled, destroyed, and demoralized hundreds of people along the way. Steve Jobs is the most interesting character of the digital age. What a long, strange journey it has been. With the mainstream success of the iPod, Pixar's string of hits and subsequent divorce from Disney, and Steve's triumphant return to Apple, his story is better than any fiction. Ten years after the leading maverick of the computer age and the king of digital cool, crashed from the height of Apple's meteoric rise, Steve Jobs rose from ashes in a Machiavellian coup that only he could have orchestrated and has now become more famous than ever. In this encore to his classic 1987 unauthorized biography of Steve Jobs a major bestseller Jeffrey Young examines Jobs' remarkable resurgence, one of the most amazing business comeback stories in recent years. details how Jobs put Apple back on track, first with the iMac and then with the iPod, and traces Jobs' role in the remarkable rise of the Pixar animation studio, including his rancorous feud with Disney's Michael Eisner. * Written with insider scoops and no-holds-barred style * Based on hundreds of highly unauthorized interviews with Jobs' nearest and dearest * New information on the acrimonious parting between Eisner and Jobs, the personal vendetta behind the return to Apple, and the future of iPod and the music industry
I read this a while ago and wow, this book really gives you a good look at the man Steve Jobs, and it isn't biased from what I could see. It talks in detail about his rise to fame with Apple in the beginning and his fall and start again with NeXT and then with Pixar(very interesting story behind this, that the book covers).
I liked this book greatly for the detail and unbiasedness(if thats a word) and just for the shear information conveyed, it was not boring at all.
I would recommend this book for anyone, if you want to know more about Steve Jobs or if you want to start your own business or if your just bored and looking for something to do.
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