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Steve Jobs

The Exclusive Biography
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From best-selling author Walter Isaacson comes the landmark biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

In Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography, Isaacson provides an extraordinary account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members and key colleagues from Apple and its competitors, Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation.

With an introduction read by the author.

©2011 Walter Isaacson (P)2011 Simon & Schuster Inc

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Great Bio, Great performance!

Qu'est-ce qui a rendu l'écoute de Steve Jobs agréable ?

Un livre passionnant, où à travers la vie de Steve Jobs, on a également une belle histoire de la Silicon Valley et de ses grands acteurs (Hewlett & Packard, IBM, Xerox, Microsoft, Google, ...) des années 70 à nos jours.

Quel était le moment le plus mémorable de Steve Jobs ?

L'intégralité du livre est vraiment passionnante. J'ai particulièrement apprécié la partie sur les débuts d'Apple.

Qu'avez-vous aimé de la performance de Dylan Baker et Walter Isaacson (introduction) ?

La narration de ce livre est excellente, la meilleure de tous les audiobooks que j'ai écoutés jusqu'à présent! Le narrateur est enthousiaste, emploie toujours un ton très juste mais jamais monocorde et porte l'ouvrage pendant les 25 heures d'écoute.

Avez-vous d'autres commentaires ?

Le livre est très détaillé est aide à comprendre mieux la personnalité controversée de Steve Jobs et ses motivations. Cela amène aussi une réflexion intéressante sur le management et la pérennité des entreprises.

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Would recommend!

This book gives you an insight of how Steve Jobs was as a person and what result is has had on the products and leading the company.

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Well written and pleasant to listen

Really liked the way it has been written. Even though I admire Jobs, I liked the fact the book isn’t only a tribute to this great man by hiding some of his misbehavior.
Voice and ton is really pleasant.

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Amazing story of one of the business geniuses

If you are passionated about this technology, business, art, music or design, you MUST read this book

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it's an Apple biography.

if you consider how Jobs loved his company and how much he cared for,. you won't be surprised by the fact this book tells more his company than himself. The narration is really great.

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  • Jp
  • 24/11/2011

Fantastic listening, finally a book that actually

I found this audio book to be one of the best books i have heard. It was refreshing to actually hear the real stories behind the man. There is no doubt that Walter Isaacson has truly got a very detailed behind the scene account of some of the dealings not only with Jobs, but with Apple, Pixar, Next, Mac plus much more. Fantastic book

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  • Stuart Woodward
  • 04/11/2011

Great story, fine reader.

Firstly, I don't really understand the complaints about the reader. I thought he was fine.

This is a great book, very timely and obviously one of Steve Jobs last works with him commissioning it so that his story would be told, warts and all. I couldn't put it down.

It so sad to think that we hoped Steve Jobs would show up for the announcement of the iPhone 4S when he was in fact so close to death. The book details the back story behind the releases of the iPhone and iPad and you get the impression that Jobs put all of his strength into them once he knew that his time was limited. The impending tragedy of his early death in some way contributed to some of his greatest achievements.

Only being a recent Mac convert, much of the early history was new to me. I probably disliked Steve Jobs and Bill Gates equally throughout the 90s but my impressions of them changed throughout the book. I really have a much greater respect for Bill Gates as a result of the character that is revealed in the book. I feel I have understood what Steve Jobs was about and what he was trying to achieve. Steve Wozniak comes across as the wonderful Tom Bombadill character that we know and love.

It' s hard to summarize what I feel about Steve Jobs. So much to admire, but such a flawed character. Very thought provoking story.

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  • john
  • 24/11/2011

More man, less tech, might have made a better book

At the end of this book Isaacson gives us some new information, especially relating to Job's family. This was great and makes the book worth the price.

But be clear that stuff up until 1985 is far better covered in the books Isaacson has taken the stories from (sometimes distorting them in the process).

Check out:
Revolution in the Valley
Infinite Loop
Return to the Little Kingdom
for the source material of these stories.

Isaacson seems to lack the knowledge of the technical aspects and the curiosity to ask people who do know to tell the wheat from the chaff in these early stories. He will present stuff that doesn't matter and trim away stuff that does. If the only source you have for these stories is Isaacson's book you will have a distorted, and sometimes false, impression of what happened.

Now I suspect Isaacson would say he was interested in the man and the life lived and not so much these technical details. That's, in fact what I expected this book to be about with most of this tech stuff skimmed over. But Isaacson chooses to put in a substantial amount of details where he clearly doesn't know what they mean in themselves and fails to examine usefully what they tell us about the life being examined.

I don't want to give the impression this is a bad book. It is not. It is fine. But it is flawed in several ways because Isaacson seems to be disinterested in the tech and disinterested in examining what the tech means.

This could have been a better book if it was more about the man and floated past some of the tech bits that are inexact retellings of stories that Andy Hertzfeld and others have told better and, in my opinion, used better to paint what the man was like in his 20s.

I think Isaacson did not make the best use if the fact the he was given the power of 'exclusive'. As others have said, just as Steve chose the wrong guy for Apple when he chose Scully he chose the wrong guy for this book when he chose Isaacson. So many other people who had the writing skills aligned with a passionate interest in the subject could have done more with this unique opportunity. Isaacson's approach is solid, professional but pedestrian and uninspired given the amazing power he was given.

Anyway, get the book, it's well done an easily worth the money, However, do be careful about quoting too much of the details to those who are better informed on the subject because the list of corrections of technical fact and/or context you may get will be tedious for all concerned.

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  • Mayur
  • 08/09/2019

Greatest Piece of Inspiration!

If you're uncertain about career, read this.
If you want to start business, read this.
If you're struggling and are depressed, read this.
If you want inspiration, read this.

Whatever you want to achieve in life, Please read this book once.

Obsession to build products not for money, but for people to grow with better products.

Maybe I fell short to describe this book!


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  • Jacobus
  • 26/01/2012

Brat, Business man, Visionary?

Walter Isaacson has written an honest and thought provoking biography of Steve Jobs. He has been able to show how Steve Jobs' personality has evolved, although the trademarks of brat, business man and visionary were always lurking in the background. I think this biography do more than pay homage to Jobs, it also can serve as a history - be it from a specific point of view - of Silicon Valley and more so the Apple company.

Dylan Baker reading didn't impressed me so much. It was fair, yet not as engaging as I would've expect. At times I had to rewind to relisten as I opted out, and it was definitely not because of the content.

However, this biography comes highly recommended as Steve Jobs' story is one that deserves to be listened to.

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  • Jonathan
  • 03/12/2011

Who was Steve jobs?

Would you listen to Steve Jobs again? Why?

I would listen to this book again after a short time has passed, I worked for apple, and found it explained some of the thing I did not understand about the way the did something's, this helped me see the why in there actions. Also the book is the first real insight we get into Steve jobs, and as such it's a large book to be able to ingest all at once. There is much to discover in this books and for that I would read it again.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Steve Jobs?

There was not one moment, as I am well versed in the history of apple, but I do rambler the parts where he traveled to India and sort his guru, and how he followed the zen budaist way. This was the most memorable moment as I too was born in India, understand the sights and smell he must of seen, and my parents and to some exstent also my self believe in buda. So it was nice to see a massive tech giant deal with lifes conflicting decision and what would drive him to make great products.

Which scene was your favorite?

As stated above the part heading to India, but there many other nice moment that brought a smile to my face, like working for Atari, or building the iPhone, the next cube, but there was some moments that will frustrate you also, like the canca, and what he did around his kids, how he treated people, and so on, but in the end it's all one man's life and there is much that can be learn from it.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

It is in possible to listen to in in one sitting, but I spend the corse of two week traveling back fourth from work, listening to the story unfold.

Any additional comments?

Great book to understand the man Steve Jobs, but not the book to understand apple, or how the company will and did create the products they have. It's not a book about a poor kid becomes good, it's a real life experience on some one who was greate and a complete arsshole at times. In short read and enjoy, but don't use it as some sort of study bible.

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  • Marvin
  • 25/10/2011

iInspired

Very inspiring.. i love Steve's childhood with all the "pranks", and the Tom-&-Hack team of Oaf Tobark and Berkeley Blue with their Blue-Box adventure...calling the Vatican, i wish i was there with them! Very inspiring business/life's philosophy.... a page turner! Steve Jobs, simply magical! iInspired!

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  • Sai
  • 16/11/2011

Excellent audio book

Great audio book. This is one of the few books which would be much enjoyable listening than reading.

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  • dontkickthebaby
  • 28/10/2011

Just a loooong newspaper story

Walter Isaacson commits the Cardinal literary sin of telling us what Seve Jobs did with his life rather than showing us what he did. Instead of weaving a series of narratives -- rather than relating the stories that made up the life and times of Steve Jobs -- Isaacson throws a lot of quotes at us from Jobs and others. He fills in the spaces between these quotes with a few odd details, very few of which the reader/listener can really latch onto and use to build a moving narrative in the mind's eye.

And that's a shame, considering Isaacson was writing about an evil genius who touched hundreds of millions of people, disrupted numerous industries and left behind a legacy that is already being compared to Leonardo Da Vinci.

Fact is, there is a much, much better biography of Seve Jobs, and it is even available on audible: Alan Deutchman's "The Second Coming of Seve Jobs," published in 2001. Deutchman relates all the same tales, except he actually shows us the life of this man through the power of narrative. And except that Deutchman actually includes details that are rich in evocative power.

Do yourself a favor: Download Deutchman's book; not this clunker.


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  • Amazon Customer
  • 24/10/2011

Very Inspiring

His life story may not be different to some of us but he has contributed significant accomplishments to the digital world. He has proven to the world that any person can make a difference regardless of where he or she came from.

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  • japsingh
  • 16/01/2012

Inspiring, but a bit technical

I really enjoyed listening to most of the book, but towards the end it dragged on a little. I woulodn't have needed a recount of every single iphone launch...

I would have liked to hear a bit more about the why. Why did Steve Jobs treat his peers so badly at times? If he really practiced Zen Buddhism (did he, really?): why didn't he attain some "loving compassion"?

All in all a very honest approach and a jewel that inspires to reflect about the great achievers of our time and what drives them. Sobering also to see, what it seems to take to get to the very top of the food chain.
He truely was a creative genious - but you can't excel in all fields...

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  • Felix
  • 29/02/2012

Wenn man noch nichts über Steve gehört hat...

Ich muss leider sagen, dass es mir vorkommt, als wären große Teile dieses Buches nicht in Eigenrecherche entstanden, sondern einfach aus anderen "unautorisierten" Biographien abgeschrieben. Oft habe ich Formulierungen, teilweise wortwörtlich so schonmal gehört.

Zumindest macht es den Eindruck... Vielen Teilen merkt man auch das mangelnde Technikverständnis des Autors an, was nicht schlimm wäre, würden nicht permanent irgendwelche Einordnungen von ihm vorgenommen, die so einfach keinen Sinn machen.. Wichtige Teile, wie z.B. NeXT, Pixar etc. werden nur sehr kurz behandelt..

Es gibt an "neuen" Informationen ca. 3 Kapitel. Der Rest ist bekannt.

Auf jeden Fall auf Englisch anhören,teils unerträgliche Übersetzungsfehler a la Silicon - Silikon anstatt Silizium etc. in der deutschen Übersetzung.
Es musste halt am Ende wohl schnell gehen (die Veröffentlichung wurde aufgrund des recht überraschenden Todes wohl vorverlegt)

Alles in allem:
Wenn man noch nichts von der Biographie des SJ / Werdegang Apple gehört hat kann man sich das Buch anhören.. Für jeden anderen, eher nicht!

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  • P Schulz
  • 11/02/2015

Great experience!

Its great! Recommend to anyone wanting to experience steve jobs and his life. Well performed as well. Cool cool cool

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  • andix
  • 19/01/2012

Captivating! Informatory! Exciting!

A very interesting and captivating story, indeed.
However, it is mainly a very true story about passion and innovation!

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  • CZ
  • 25/02/2019

Amazing

Takes a lot of time to read but it worth it! A stunning story with many background information which you didn’t knew about this genius.
Very inspiring

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  • Michael H.
  • 22/03/2018

Sehr gutes und interessante

tolles Hörbuch über Steve Jobs und Apple. positive und negative Seiten werden erzählt und beleuchtet.
absolut zu empfehlen

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  • Tester
  • 15/07/2017

Inspiring, simply elegant

This book is really inspiring. Jobs revolutionized our digital world. You have to read (hear) it.

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  • Kindle-Kunde
  • 19/01/2017

androidfan

Ich bin zwar eher Androidfan und mag die "simple is always better" Philosophie von apple nicht, abee das Buch fand ich trotzdem sehr gut. Wenn man Geek und Technikfreak ist empfehle ich definitiv die ganze Version und nicht die gekürzte. Es gab keine Abschnitte die ich nicht interessant fand. Als Fan des LSDs hat es mich auch gefreut wie oft Lsd in dem Buch vorkam

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  • Anton Smirnov
  • 14/10/2016

Different life aspects from different perspectives

Entertaining, inspirational, informative and good lecture for leadership.
W. Isaacson shows not only the evolvement of Jobs but also from Apple over the years and the company's he worked on. A detailed descriptions of the up's and downs and how Jobs shaped the industry but also how his position shaped him. Jobs kept his hunger for revolution until the end. He showed Jobs during his vulnerability, learning and brilliant periods.
Although I understand that it is a great example of Jobs presentation style to describe the iPhone unveiling. However, it confuses that it one's appears somewhere between 85-90s and then the actual unveiling in 2007.
After the book you start to see more behind Apple.
I would like to read about Elon Musk written by W. Isaacson.

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  • Bernhard Hilpert
  • 18/08/2016

Beeindruckende Lebensgeschichte

auch ohne Fan von Jobs oder Biographien zu sein, bemerkenswerte moderne Weltgeschichte und deshalb lesenswert!