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Steve Jobs de Walter Isaacson
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Steve Jobs (2011 original; edició 2011)

de Walter Isaacson (Autor)

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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.… (més)
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Steve Jobs: La biografia de Walter Isaacson (2011)

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After reading this work, you will feel dreadfully embarrassed for every single Jobs-ist statement you made based on your insight into the movies Jobs and Steve Jobs. You aren't a Jobs-ist if you have not read this thorough work by one of the all-time greats in the bio genre... Isaacson made me cry... ( )
  JFederer | Jun 16, 2021 |
As biographies go, this one was a lot of fun. Unfortunately, nearly every anecdote was something I’d read before, but there was still much in Jobs Next and Pixar years that was great to learn about. ( )
  adamfortuna | May 28, 2021 |
This book is awe inspirational...! ( )
  AbhijitBahirat | May 23, 2021 |
Jobs is one amazing character... this book is a great history of Steve Jobs that is both enlightening and interesting... One minute he is a complete a-hole, the next minute you understand his intentions, and agree with his methods.... This book also takes you through a history of Apple, from it's beginnings to now, and it's worse days to it's best days... Jobs methods, although questionable and unorthodox, always had a silver-lining... All he wanted was to have the best products available no matter the cost... and he made sure to surround himself with the best people that will produce the best... Definitely a good read, but kind of sounds like a 600 page Apple commercial when you read it... ( )
  sjh4255 | May 4, 2021 |
Like any human being, Steve Jobs is a complex individual, but Isaacson did an admirable job in capturing these complexities. Many og Jobs' character traits are aplorable (such as his tendency towards criticism), but what Isaacson does in large part is to explain why Jobs acted in the way that he did (without actually justifying it). The Steve Jobs management techniques may not have been kind, but they are none the less a driving force that resulted in some of (if not the) most innovative pieces of technology in the modern age. ( )
  JaimieRiella | Feb 25, 2021 |
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Steve Jobs dreamed of a legacy that awed people. He wanted to be in the pantheon of great product innovators, indeed surpassing Edwin Land and even his early icons William Hewitt and David Packard. But, Jobs created more than great products. Just as significant was his ability to create great companies with valuable brands. And, he created two of the best of his era: Apple and Pixar.
 
Isaacson’s book is long, dull, often flat-footed, and humorless. It hammers on one nail, incessantly: that Steve Jobs was an awful man, but awful in the service of products people really liked (and eventually bought lots of) and so in the end his awfulness was probably OK. It is not Isaacson’s fault that Jobs from early on had a “admixture of sensitivity and insensitivity, bristliness and detachment,” as Isaacson describes it, or that Jobs abandoned friends, thought almost everyone else was a shithead, showed little interest in his daughters, and made life generally miserable for anyone who had to provide a good or service to him. But it is Isaacson’s fault that the biography is so narrowly focused on one moral theme. The reader is left to judge, with plenty of evidence both ways—and a clear idea of where Isaacson’s sympathies lie—whether Jobs deserves the Artist’s Exemption.
afegit per Shortride | editan+1, Gary Sernovitz (Dec 20, 2011)
 
As Walter Isaacson says in this incisive biography, Jobs behaved like a Nietzschean superman, using his will – transmitted through an unblinking stare – as a remote-control device that compelled others to do his bidding.
afegit per SqueakyChu | editaThe Guardian, Peter Conrad (Oct 30, 2011)
 
While Jobs was a vigorous competitor, he also came to view himself as an elder statesman with a responsibility for giving advice to Google’s Page, Facebook Inc. CEO Mark Zuckerberg and other emerging technology executives, according to “Steve Jobs,” an authorized biography by Walter Isaacson and published by CBS Corp. (CBS)’s Simon & Schuster. It goes on sale Oct. 24.
afegit per Serviette | editaBloomberg, Adam Satariano (Oct 22, 2011)
 
Mr. Isaacson treats “Steve Jobs” as the biography of record, which means that it is a strange book to read so soon after its subject’s death. Some of it is an essential Silicon Valley chronicle, compiling stories well known to tech aficionados but interesting to a broad audience. Some of it is already quaint. Mr. Jobs’s first job was at Atari, and it involved the game Pong. (“If you’re under 30, ask your parents,” Mr. Isaacson writes.) Some, like an account of the release of the iPad 2, is so recent that it is hard to appreciate yet, even if Mr. Isaacson says the device comes to life “like the face of a tickled baby.”
afegit per LiteraryFiction | editaNew York Times, Janet Maslin (Web de pagament) (Oct 21, 2011)
 

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(Introduction - How This Book Came to Be) In the early summer of 2004, I got a phone call from Steve Jobs.
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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.

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