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Jon Stewart interviews Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs's biographer

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Jon Stewart interviews Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs's biographer
A couple of days ago the book Steve Jobs, the only biography based on 40 personal interviews with Jobs himself, hit the shelves and instantly became Amazon's top seller. But the author Walter Isaacson had a couple of insight thoughts to share with none other but the laughing consciousness of the nation, Jon Stewart of the Daily Show.

Isaacson speaks not only about the book, but also about his impression of Jobs. One thing the biographer focuses on about the iconic Apple CEO is his unique “reality distortion field.” Has it influenced Isaacson? He, himself, says that Jobs didn't dictate how the book should  be written or what should be included in it, but there's this feeling floating in the air that since the biographer was often so close to the Jobs family, he got to experience this first hand and this is somehow reflected in the book.

What also strikes us about the book, is the fact that it describes Jobs as an extremely emotional person. He'd often cry, or as Jon Stewart twists it: “he was a weeper!” It's probably that kind of deep psychological connection between the person and technology that makes Apple products always stand out in the crowd. Check out the whole interview below for the details and right below it another piece, this time by Colbert.

source: Daily Show, The Colbert Report



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posted on 27 Oct 2011, 09:10

2. ghost_uwi (Posts: 47; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


second one was funny

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 14:29 2

5. Problacklist.One (Posts: 15; Member since: 01 Dec 2010)


So This Idiot is Dead And The Whole Word is weeping over it.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 18:00 2

6. roscuthiii (Posts: 1785; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


Stewart pointed out that Jobs used crying as a way of manipulation but that never really sunk through Isaacson's RDF. Add to that Jobs taught himself to not blink at 17 so he could win a stare down.

Steve was a freaking P.T. Barnum people. A showman. That's it.
You want to idolize someone at least idolize the Woz or Jony Ive.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 20:22

7. bossmt_2 (Posts: 429; Member since: 13 Oct 2009)


Great Companies need great salespeople. Jobs was a great salesman.

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