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Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender

Title Becoming Steve Jobs
Author Brent Schlender
Publisher Crown Business
Release Date 2016-03-22
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 464
ISBN 0385347421
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Now in paperback, the #1 New York Times bestselling biography of how Steve Jobs became the most visionary CEO in history. With a new foreword by Marc Andreessen and new afterword by the authors, Becoming Steve Jobs is a narrative on Jobs' evolution as a manager and leader, as an astute CEO, as a father, and as a visionary with an unparalled sense of what consumers wanted--before they knew what they wanted themselves. But he didn't start out with those skills. When he first left Apple in 1985 and struck out to form his own company, NeXT, he knew little about running a company, holding to a budget, or developing successful products. It was during his years in the wilderness, unsuccessfully launching NeXT and helping to revitalize Pixar, that he learned the skills that would make him so successful upon his return to Apple in 1996.

Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender

Title Becoming Steve Jobs
Author Brent Schlender
Publisher Signal
Release Date 2015-03-24
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780771079153
Language English, Spanish, and French
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There have been many books—on a large and small scale—about Steve Jobs, one of the most famous CEOs in history. But this book is different from all the others. Becoming Steve Jobs takes on and breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about Steve Jobs. The conventional, one-dimensional view of Jobs is that he was half-genius, half-jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike. Becoming Steve Jobs answers the central question about the life and career of the Apple cofounder and CEO: How did a young man so reckless and arrogant that he was exiled from the company he founded become the most effective visionary business leader of our time, ultimately transforming the daily life of billions of people? Drawing on incredible and sometimes exclusive access, Schlender and Tetzeli tell a different story of a real human being who wrestled with his failings and learned to maximize his strengths over time. Their rich, compelling narrative is filled with stories never told before from the people who knew Jobs best, and who decided to open up to the authors, including his family, former inner circle executives, and top people at Apple, Pixar and Disney, most notably Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Eddy Cue, Ed Catmull, John Lasseter, Robert Iger and many others. In addition, Brent knew Jobs personally for 25 years and draws upon his many interviews with him, on and off the record, in writing the book. He and Rick humanize the man and explain, rather than simply describe, his behavior. Along the way, the book provides rich context about the technology revolution we all have lived through, and the ways in which Jobs changed our world. Schlender and Tetzeli make clear that Jobs's astounding success at Apple was far more complicated than simply picking the right products: he became more patient, he learned to trust his inner circle, and discovered the importance of growing the company incrementally rather than only shooting for dazzling game-changing products. A rich and revealing account that will change the way we view Jobs, Becoming Steve Jobs shows us how one of the most colorful and compelling figures of our times was able to combine his unchanging, relentless passion with a more mature management style to create one of the most valuable and beloved companies on the planet.

Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender

Title Becoming Steve Jobs
Author Brent Schlender
Publisher Currency
Release Date 2015-03-24
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9780385347419
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The #1 New York Times bestselling biography of how Steve Jobs became the most visionary CEO in history. Becoming Steve Jobs breaks down the conventional, one-dimensional view of Steve Jobs that he was half-genius, half-jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike. Becoming Steve Jobs answers the central question about the life and career of the Apple cofounder and CEO: How did a young man so reckless and arrogant that he was exiled from the company he founded become the most effective visionary business leader of our time, ultimately transforming the daily life of billions of people? Drawing on incredible and sometimes exclusive access, Schlender and Tetzeli tell a different story of a real human being who wrestled with his failings and learned to maximize his strengths over time. Their rich, compelling narrative is filled with stories never told before from the people who knew Jobs best, including his family, former inner circle executives, and top people at Apple, Pixar and Disney, most notably Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Eddy Cue, Ed Catmull, John Lasseter, Robert Iger and many others. In addition, Schlender knew Jobs personally for 25 years and draws upon his many interviews with him, on and off the record, in writing the book. He and Tetzeli humanize the man and explain, rather than simply describe, his behavior. Along the way, the book provides rich context about the technology revolution we've all lived through, and the ways in which Jobs changed our world. A rich and revealing account, Becoming Steve Jobs shows us how one of the most colorful and compelling figures of our times was able to combine his unchanging, relentless passion with an evolution in management style to create one of the most valuable and beloved companies on the planet.

Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender

Title Becoming Steve Jobs
Author Brent Schlender
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2015-03-24
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 464
ISBN 9781444762006
Language English, Spanish, and French
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THE SUNDAY TIMES AND #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - with a new foreword by Silicon Valley legend Marc Andreessen. 'For my money, a better book about Jobs than Walter Isaacson's biography' New Yorker 'A fascinating reinterpretation of the Steve Jobs story' Sunday Times We all think we know who Steve Jobs was, what made him tick, and what made him succeed. Yet the single most important question about him has never been answered. The young, impulsive, egotistical genius was ousted in the mid-80s from the company he founded, exiled from his own kingdom and cast into the wilderness. Yet he returned a decade later to transform the ailing Apple into the most successful company the world had ever seen. How did this reckless upstart transform himself into a visionary business leader? The first comprehensive study of Jobs' career following his dismissal from Apple, written with unparalleled access and insight, BECOMING STEVE JOBS offers a startling new portrait of the most important business figure in modern history. The most intimate biography yet of Jobs, written by the journalist who knew him better than any other, BECOMING STEVE JOBS draws on recently discovered interviews that have never before seen the light of day, and answers for the first time the most pressing questions about what made this legendary business leader such a success.

Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender

Title Becoming Steve Jobs
Author Brent Schlender
Publisher Crown Business
Release Date 2015-03-01
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 447
ISBN 0804138362
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Based on the popular cover story about Steve Jobs in Fast Company in May 2012, this is the behind the scenes account of how Steve Jobs arguably became the most famous and visionary CEO in history. Journalist Brent Schlender and editor Rick Tetzeli have interviewed friends, industry insiders, and the people who knew Jobs best throughout his evolution as a CEO and leader. In addition Schlender, who knew Jobs personally for 25 years, has over 100 hours of interview tapes with Jobs to draw on, many hours of which have never before been transcribed.

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

Title Steve Jobs
Author Walter Isaacson
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2011
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 630
ISBN 9781451648546
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Draws on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs, as well as interviews with family members, friends, competitors, and colleagues to offer a look at the co-founder and leading creative force behind the Apple computer company.

Title Steve Jobs The Man Who Thought Different
Author Karen Blumenthal
Publisher Square Fish
Release Date 2012-02-14
Category Young Adult Nonfiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781250014610
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A riveting biography of the groundbreaking innovator who was a giant in the worlds of computing, music, filmmaking, design, smart phones, and more. A finalist for the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award! "Your time is limited. . . . have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." —Steve Jobs From the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college after one semester, and at the age of twenty, created Apple in his parents' garage with his friend Steve Wozniack. Then came the core and hallmark of his genius—his exacting moderation for perfection, his counterculture life approach, and his level of taste and style that pushed all boundaries. A devoted husband, father, and Buddhist, he battled cancer for over a decade, became the ultimate CEO, and made the world want every product he touched, from the Macintosh to the iPhone, from iTunes and the iPod to the Macbook. Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal takes us to the core of this complicated and legendary man while simultaneously exploring the evolution of computers. Framed by Jobs' inspirational Stanford commencement speech and illustrated throughout with black and white photos, this is the story of the man who changed our world. Read more thrilling nonfiction by Karen Blumenthal: Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History (A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalist) Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition Tommy: The Gun That Changed America Praise for Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different: A Biography: “This is a smart book about a smart subject by a smart writer.” —Booklist, starred review “Students who know Steve Jobs only through Apple's iTunes, iPhones, and iPads will have their eyes opened by this accessible and well-written biography.” —VOYA “An engaging and intimate portrait. Few biographies for young readers feel as relevant and current as this one does.” —The Horn Book Magazine “A perceptive, well-wrought picture of an iconic figure.” —Kirkus Reviews “Blumenthal crafts an insightful, balanced portrait.” —Publishers Weekly

Steve Jobs by Jessie Hartland

Title Steve Jobs
Author Jessie Hartland
Publisher Schwartz & Wade
Release Date 2016-10-11
Category Young Adult Nonfiction
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780307982988
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A graphic biography about the creator of Apple"--Cover.

Title Leading Apple With Steve Jobs
Author Jay Elliot
Publisher John Wiley & Sons
Release Date 2012-08-23
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781118431429
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A former Senior VP of Apple shares how Steve Jobs motivatedpeople to do the best work of their lives Jay Elliot was hired personally by Steve Jobs, just in time toaccompany him on the last of his historic visits to Xerox's PaloAlto Research Center, the visits that changed the course ofcomputing. As Senior VP of Apple, Jay served as Steve's right-handman and trouble-shooter, overseeing all corporate operations andbusiness planning, as well as software development and HR. InLeading Apple with Steve Jobs, Jay details how Steve managedand motivated his people—and what every manager can learnfrom Jobs about motivating people to do the best work of theirlives. Steve Jobs used the phrase "Pirates! Not the Navy" as a rallyingcry—a metaphor to "Think Different." In the days ofdeveloping the Macintosh, it became a four-word mission statement.It expresses the heart of Apple and Steve. The managementprinciples that grew out of that statement form the backbone ofthis book. Explains how to find talented people who will understand yourobjectives and be able to make a contribution to that effort Lists traits that can determine whether a person will be socommitted to the vision that they will provide their ownmotivation Explains how to ensure that your employees hold an allegianceto the captain and to his/her shipmates, and also possess theability to come up with original, unique ways to approach aproblem, and be self-guided with a strong sense of direction Leading Apple with Steve Jobs will shift your thoughtparadigm and inspire you to assemble and lead innovative teams.

Title I Steve Steve Jobs In His Own Words
Author George Beahm
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2011-11-04
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 180
ISBN 9789350299616
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Fortune magazine proclaimed Jobs 'the CEO of the decade'. Harvard Business Review called him 'the world's best-performing CEO'. And the Wall Street Journal praised him as a 'Person of the Decade'. Steve Jobs, the co-founder and longtime CEO of Apple, Inc., died on 5 October 2011, bringing to an end one of the greatest, most transformative business careers in history. Over the years Jobs gave countless interviews to the media, explaining what he called 'the vision thing'-his unmatched ability to envision, and successfully bring to the marketplace, consumer products that people find simply irresistible. Drawn from more than three decades of media coverage-print, electronic and online-this book serves up the best, most thoughtprovoking insights spoken by Steve Jobs: more than two hundred quotations that are essential reading for everyone who seeks innovative inspiration from the legend himself.

Icon Steve Jobs by Jeffrey S. Young

Title ICon Steve Jobs
Author Jeffrey S. Young
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
Release Date 2005-05-23
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 359
ISBN UOM:39076002841786
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An examination of one of the greatest success stories of the digital age looks at the success Steve Jobs has had with Pixar and his rejuvenation of Apple through the introduction of the iMac and iPod.

The Apple Revolution by Luke Dormehl

Title The Apple Revolution
Author Luke Dormehl
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2012-08-02
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9781448131365
Language English, Spanish, and French
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On 26 May, 2010 Apple Inc. passed Microsoft in valuation as the world's largest technology company. Its consumer electronic products - ranging from computers to mobile phones to portable media devices, not to mention its iTunes, iBook and App Store - have influenced nearly every facet of our lives, and it shows no sign of slowing down. But how did Apple - a company set up in the back room of a house by two friends, and one that always marketed itself as the underdog - become the marketplace leader (and the world's second largest company overall), and is it a good thing to have one company hold so much power? In The Apple Revolution Luke Dormehl shares the inside story of how Apple Inc. came to be; from the formation of the company's philosophies and user-friendly ethos, to the "iPod moment" and global domination, leaving you with a deep understanding of how it was created, why it has flourished, and where it might be going next.

Title The Second Coming of Steve Jobs
Author Alan Deutschman
Publisher Currency
Release Date 2001-12-18
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780767911030
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the acclaimed Vanity Fair and GQ journalist–an unprecedented, in-depth portrait of the man whose return to Apple precipitated one of the biggest turnarounds in business history. With a new epilogue on Apple’s future survival in today’s roller-coaster economy, here is the revealing biography that blew away the critics and stirred controversy within industry and media circles around the country.

The Bite In The Apple by Chrisann Brennan

Title The Bite in the Apple
Author Chrisann Brennan
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2013-10-29
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9781250038777
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An intimate look at the life of Steve Jobs by the mother of his first child providing rare insight into Jobs's formative, lesser-known years Steve Jobs was a remarkable man who wanted to unify the world through technology. For him, the point was to set people free with tools to explore their own unique creativity. Chrisann Brennan knows this better than anyone. She met him in high school, at a time when Jobs was passionately aware that there was something much bigger to be had out of life, and that new kinds of revelations were within reach. The Bite in the Apple is the very human tale of Jobs's ascent and the toll it took, told from the author's unique perspective as his first girlfriend, co-parent, friend, and—like many others—object of his cruelty. Brennan writes with depth and breadth, and she doesn't buy into all the hype. She talks with passion about an idealistic young man who was driven to change the world, about a young father who denied his own child, and about a man who mistook power for love. Chrisann Brennan's intimate memoir provides the reader with a human dimension to Jobs' myth. Finally, a book that reveals a more real Steve Jobs.

Finding The Next Steve Jobs by Nolan Bushnell

Title Finding the Next Steve Jobs
Author Nolan Bushnell
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2014-09-23
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781476759821
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the legendary founder of Atari and Chuck E. Cheese’s and Steve Jobs’s first boss, the secrets to finding, hiring, keeping, and nurturing creative talent. The business world is changing faster than ever, and every day your company faces new complications and difficulties. The only way to resolve these issues is to have a staff of wildly creative people who live as much in the future as the present, who thrive on being different, and whose ideas will guarantee that your company will prosper when other companies fail. A celebrated visionary and iconoclast, Nolan Bushnell founded the groundbreaking gaming company Atari before he went on to found Chuck E. Cheese’s and two dozen other companies. He also happened to launch the career of the late Steve Jobs, along with those of many other bril­liant creatives over the course of his five decades in business. With refreshing candor, keen psychological insight, and robust humor, Bushnell explains in Finding the Next Steve Jobs how to think boldly and differently about companies and organizations—and spe­cifically the people who work within them. For anyone trying to turn a company into the next Atari or Apple, build a more creative workforce, or fashion a career in a changing world, this book will enlighten, challenge, surprise, and amuse.

Steve Jobs by Patricia Lakin

Title Steve Jobs
Author Patricia Lakin
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2015-06-09
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 192
ISBN 9781481435314
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This must-read biography of Steve Jobs provides an “absorbing, detailed account of Apple’s first heady days” (School Library Journal) and beyond, and is specially written for a younger audience. Visionary. Pioneer. Little terror. Entrepreneur. Inventor. College dropout. Creative genius. These are just a few of the words used to describe the late Steve Jobs, cofounder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. In this comprehensive biography for middle grade readers, discover the story of the “Thomas Edison of our time.” Originally published in 2012, this revised edition includes eight pages of photos as well as a timeline and index.

The Steve Jobs Way by Jay Elliot

Title The Steve Jobs Way
Author Jay Elliot
Publisher Vanguard
Release Date 2011-03-08
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781593156640
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The former Senior Vice President of Apple Computer and close colleague of Steve Jobs's throughout his tenure, Jay Elliot takes readers on a remarkable tour through Jobs's astonishing career. From the inception of game-changing products like the Apple II and the Macintosh, to his stunning fall from grace, and on to his rebirth at the helm of Apple, his involvement with Pixar, and the development of the iPod, iPhone, iPad, and much more, The Steve Jobs Way presents real-life examples of Jobs's leadership challenges and triumphs, showing readers how to apply these principles to their own lives and careers. Packed with exclusive interviews from key figures in Apple Computer's history, this revealing account provides a rarely seen, intimate glimpse into the Steve Jobs you won't see on stage, thoroughly exploring his management and leadership principles. From product development meetings to design labs, through executive boardroom showdowns to the world outside of Silicon Valley, readers will see the real Steve Jobs, the "Boy Genius" who forever transformed technology and the way we work, play, consume, and communicate--all through the eyes of someone who worked side by side with Jobs. Written in partnership with William L. Simon, coauthor of the bestselling Jobs biography iCon, The Steve Jobs Way is the "how to be like Steve" book that readers have been waiting for.

Title How to Think Like Steve Jobs
Author Daniel Smith
Publisher Michael O'Mara Books
Release Date 2013-09-17
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9781782430858
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A titan of technological innovation, Steve Jobs thought differently to everyone else. He had the mercurial ability to know what people wanted before they knew it themselves, and what's more, he knew how to sell that idea. An advocator of good design in both function as well as appearance, his influence in Silicone Valley changed the way the world thinks about technology. But how did he achieve such success? What were his methods? How to Think Like Steve Jobs reveals the philosophies and carefully honed skills Jobs used in his journey to the top and in the consolidation of Apple's unique place in the public consciousness. With his thoughts on innovation, how to find inspiration, presenting an idea, advertising and much more, you can learn how to view the world through the eyes of a genius. The insights this book provides into the mind of the master will have you thinking like Steve Jobs in no time at all.

Haunted Empire by Yukari Iwatani Kane

Title Haunted Empire
Author Yukari Iwatani Kane
Publisher Harper Collins
Release Date 2014-03-18
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780062128270
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Former Wall Street Journal technology reporter Yukari Iwatani Kane delves deep inside Apple in the two years since Steve Jobs’s death, revealing the tensions and challenges CEO Tim Cook and his team face as they try to sustain Jobs’s vision and keep the company moving forward. Steve Jobs's death raised one of the most pressing questions in the tech and business worlds: Could Apple stay great without its iconic leader? Many inside the company were eager to prove that Apple could be just as innovative as it had been under Jobs. Others were painfully aware of the immense challenge ahead. As its business has become more complex and global, Apple has come under intense scrutiny, much of it critical. Maintaining market leadership has become crucial as it tries to conquer new frontiers and satisfy the public's insatiable appetite for "insanely great” products. Based on over two hundred interviews with current and former executives, business partners, Apple watchers and others, Haunted Empire is an illuminating portrait of Apple today that offers clues to its future. With nuanced insights and colorful details that only a seasoned journalist could glean, Kane goes beyond the myths and headlines. She explores Tim Cook’s leadership and its impact on Jobs’s loyal lieutenants, new product development, and Apple’s relationships with Wall Street, the government, tech rivals, suppliers, the media, and consumers. Hard-hitting yet fair, Haunted Empire reveals the perils and opportunities an iconic company faces when it loses its visionary leader.

Small Fry by Lisa Brennan-Jobs

Title Small Fry
Author Lisa Brennan-Jobs
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2018-09-04
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781443457101
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents—artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs—Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa’s father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he’d become the parent she’d always wanted him to be. Small Fry is Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s poignant story of a childhood spent between two imperfect but extraordinary homes. Scrappy, wise, and funny, young Lisa is an unforgettable guide through her parents' fascinating and disparate worlds. Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the seventies and eighties, Small Fry is an enthralling book by an insightful new literary voice.