The Resource Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson

Label
Steve Jobs
Title
Steve Jobs
Statement of responsibility
Walter Isaacson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years, as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues, the author has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering. 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. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple's hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values. -- From publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
UKMGB
Dewey number
  • 621.39092
  • 338.7/61004/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.2.J63
LC item number
I722 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson
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Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 576-598) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
13913247
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Dimensions
25 cm.
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Extent
xix, 630 pages, [16] pages of plates
Isbn
9781408703748
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781408703748
  • (OCoLC)751835184
  • (AuCNLKIN)000047943229
  • (Nz)13913247

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