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Steve Jobs [compact Disc]

By Walter Isaacson

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—Walter Isaacson 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.

Format

Nonmusical Sound Recording

Availability

2 available at Cooper (Forest Acres)
  • CD 621.39092 Isa, Book on CD Nonfiction
  • CD 621.39092 Isa [20 DISC], Book on CD Nonfiction

Publish Date

2011

ISBN

9781442346277


Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Isaacson, Walter
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.
Title: Steve Jobs [compact disc] / by Walter Isaacson.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2011.
Subject: Jobs, Steve, 1955-2011 Apple Computer, Inc. -- History. Computer engineers -- United States -- Biography. Chief executive officers -- United States -- Biography
Isbn: 9781442346277
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 2
System Items Total: 5
Call Number: 621.39092 Isa
Oclc: 758676913
Upc: 9781442346277
Bib Id: 369116

Format: Nonmusical Sound Recording
Author: Isaacson, Walter
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.
Title: Steve Jobs [compact disc] / by Walter Isaacson.
Edition: Unabridged.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Simon & Schuster Audio, 2011.
Description: 20 sound discs (ca. 24.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects: Jobs, Steve, 1955-2011
Subjects: Apple Computer, Inc. -- History.
Subjects: Computer engineers -- United States -- Biography.
Subjects: Chief executive officers -- United States -- Biography
Genre: Audiobooks
Other Author: Baker, Dylan
Other Author: Simon & Schuster Audio (Firm)
Notes: Title from container.
Notes: Compact discs.
Notes: Read by Dylan Baker.
ISBN: 9781442346277
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 2
Total Copies: 5
Call Number: 621.39092 Isa
Medium: [compact disc]