About the Book
Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years - as well as interviews with more than a hundred family
members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues - this is the acclaimed, internationally bestselling biography of the ultimate icon of
inventiveness. Walter Isaacson tells the story of the rollercoaster life and searingly intense personality of creative entrepreneur whose passion
for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and
digital publishing.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
About the Author
Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and of Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.
He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.