Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson audiobook

Steve Jobs

By Walter Isaacson
Read by Dylan Baker

Simon & Schuster Audio
25.31 Hours Unabridged
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2012 Audie Award Finalist for Audiobook of the Year Walter Isaacson’s “enthralling” (The New Yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs—the inspiration for the movie Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels, directed by Danny Boyle with a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin. Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than 100 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. Isaacson’s portrait touched millions of readers. At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, 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 the author, he asked for no control over what was written. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. He himself spoke candidly about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues offer 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. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.

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Summary

Summary

#1 New York Times bestseller

A 2011 Time Magazine Top 10 Book for Nonfiction

A 2012 Financial Times Best Book of the Year

An Amazon Best Book of the Month, November 2011

Finalist for the 2012 Audie Award

2012 Audie Award Finalist for Audiobook of the Year

Walter Isaacson’s “enthralling” (The New Yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs—the inspiration for the movie Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels, directed by Danny Boyle with a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin.

Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than 100 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. Isaacson’s portrait touched millions of readers.

At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, 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 the author, he asked for no control over what was written. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. He himself spoke candidly about the people he worked with and competed against.

His friends, foes, and colleagues offer 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.

His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[Steve Job’s] story calls for a book that is clear, elegant, and concise enough to qualify as an iBio. Mr. Isaacson’s “Steve Jobs” does its solid best to hit that target.”  New York Times
“This is a timely and complete portrait that pulls no punches and gives insight into a man whose contradictions were in many ways his greatest strength.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“A must read.” Sunday Times (London)
“Exemplary.” Independent (London)
“Richly entertaining.” Mail on Sunday (London)
“Astounding.” Evening Standard (London)
“Isaacson’s exhaustively researched but well-paced, candid, and gripping narrative gives us a great warts-and-all portrait of an entrepreneurial spirit—and one of the best accounts yet of the human side of the computer biz.”  Publishers Weekly
“Dylan Baker’s narration is straightforward and precise, and maintains listener interest throughout—even during sections of text that detail the dryer aspects of the industry.”  Publishers Weekly (audio review)
“Jobs was an American original, and Isaacson’s impeccably researched, vibrant biography—fully endorsed by his subject—does his legacy proud.”  Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author

Author Bio: Walter Isaacson

Author Bio: Walter Isaacson

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 Steve JobsEinstein: His Life and UniverseBenjamin Franklin: An American Life, and Kissinger: A Biography.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 25.31
Audience: Adult
Language: English