- Hardcover: 656 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown (24 Oct. 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1408703742
- ISBN-13: 978-1408703748
- Product Dimensions: 16.6 x 5.1 x 24 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (538 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,498 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography Hardcover – 24 Oct 2011
|New from||Used from|
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your e-mail address or mobile phone number.
More About the Author
a must read (Sunday Times)
astounding (Mark Prigg Evening Standard)
richly entertaining (Toby Young Mail on Sunday)
exemplary (Michael Bywater Independent)
riveting (Tim Martin Daily Telegraph) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
* An extraordinary book which gives us a unique insight into the life and thinking of the man who has single-handedly transformed the way we live todaySee all Product Description
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
Some might say that his gifts to tech development, or the fact that he changed and invented whole industries, would compensate. Maybe the two things went together, cruelty and brilliance.
But the lesson to be drawn here, future CEOs, isn't that his cruelty fed his brilliance! He was aware of the pain he was causing other people, yet like so many other cruel, overbearing, harsh, thoughtless and petulant overlords, he was very thin-skinned. Also, I don't believe that his often-cited sense of abandonment, from having been put up for adoption, justifies his behaviour.
He was, as the author put it, "bratty." Jobs would fiddle with design changes to the point of driving his team mad. A thousand different variations of white weren't satisfactory. He wanted a new colour to be invented, regardless of the damage done to the roll out of the new object.
As I said, I'm only halfway through the book. Hopefully there'll be some positive info about SJ that will balance out some of the negativity I've spelled out. I'll finish this review when I finish the book.
April, 15 2015: I finished the book. Here are the rest of my thoughts.
Isaacson makes an interesting point when he says Jobs was a genius. He means genius not in terms of a high IQ, but in terms of an ability to see things in surges of intuition, inspiration, and creativity. Because of his genius, I agree that Jobs deserves to be included in the company of Edison, Franklin, et al.Read more ›
The best part of the book was it is an honest book. I don't like biographies that show people as a superhero or saint who never ever do any mistakes or don't hurt anybody. Nobody is perfect and I like to learn about the imperfections about someone when I read their biographies. This book does this incredibly well. There is Steve Jobs in the book, with his very talented side, his weaknesses, his mistakes, his maturing as a person over the years, his quirky side.
The only warning I think I should give is there are a lot of full names in the book. Which is actually great for those interested in the tech industry, it's informative and can be used as a reference book. For those like me who are not that interested it gets a little hard to remember all the names and what their job was. Not that I'm complaining.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
THE biography of Steve Jobs. A must read for all those entrepreneurs around: Steve's ideas and managerial style can boost your business beyond your imagination.Published 1 day ago by F. Ascoli
The book has been printed wrong (some pages were bigger than the front cover). Such a shame since it was a present for a friend.Published 2 days ago by hannah
Interesting read, very insightful and accurate. Contributions from a wide variety of people and all the major players in the Steve Jobs story.Published 6 days ago by Pally
I have turned into an apple addict and can't live without iPhone, iPad and my macs. Hence I was curious to find out more about the man behind apple. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Thorsten Altenkirch
Book was offered to my youngest son. He is working in IT and sounds very interested in the subject. Not a regular reader, he however started to read it with pleasure. Read morePublished 15 days ago by nicolemahieux
isaacson idolises jobs too much to write a good book about him. i learned a few things about jobs, but i wish it had been better written or more arms-length. Read morePublished 17 days ago by badams
Interesting book. My main take away is that he rarely wore shoes and would go about bare foot most of the time
Occasionally he would go bear foot, and one he went hare... Read more