Steve Jobs biography finally published: more than 650 pages based on over 40 personal interviews
Steve Jobs’ passing wasn’t really unexpected - Apple’s chief executive fought a long battle with cancer, but nonetheless it was shocking and still is. It was shocking not just because Steve was a manager, a family man, but mostly because he was a visionary. He wasn't a geek in the narrow sense of the word – he'd rather manage to unite the arts and technology.
His spiritual journey began early when he got interested in Buddhism, and it would later reflect in the products we will all remember him – the Macs, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. With many ups and downs, now everyone wants to understand what drove this innovation, this unique capacity to keep focused on a mission, to make notice of even the tiniest details.
Written by Walter Isaacson, former CNN chairman and a managing editor of Time magazine, the official Steve Jobs biography has finally been published and it might be the best answer to all those questions.
The biographer has conducted more than 40 personal interviews over two years to form a full impression about Jobs as a manager, an innovator and a person, but while the iCEO cooperated he reportedly didn't dictate what should or should not be written. The book covers everything you'd want to read about starting from the Android – iOS conflict, going through Jobs' personal life and ending with his opinion about Bill Gates.
The book also looks at how Jobs has revolutionized six industries: computers, animation, music, phones, tablets and e-publishing.