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Steve Jobs Biography Book

Steve Jobs is the authorized self-titled biography book of Steve Jobs. The book was written at the request of Jobs by Walter Isaacson, a former executive at CNN . Written by renowned author Walter Isaacson, the autobiography is based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs. It took nearly two years to conduct all . 'This is a riveting book, with as much to say about the transformation of modern life in the information age as about its supernaturally gifted and driven subject' -.

Appearance[ edit ] The book's cover photograph is similar to one taken previously by Norman Seeff and featured on Rolling Stone. The photograph was taken by Albert Watson. When the photograph was taken, he said he insisted on having a three-hour period to set up his equipment, adding that he wanted to make "[every shoot] as greased lightning fast as possible for the [subject]. It was my intention that by looking at him, that you knew this guy was smart. I heard later that it was his favorite photograph of all time. Watson reportedly instructed Jobs to make "95 percent, almost percent of eye contact with the camera," and to "think about the next project you have on the table," in addition to thinking about instances when people have challenged him. In a Behind the Cover article published by TIME magazine, Seeff recalls him and Jobs "just sitting" on his living room floor, talking about "creativity and everyday stuff," when Jobs left the room and returned with a Macintosh K the original Macintosh computer.

The book's working title , iSteve: Although author Walter Isaacson was "never quite sure about it", his wife and daughter reportedly were. However, they thought it was "too cutesy" and as a result Isaacson persuaded the publisher to change the title to something "simpler and more elegant. The title Steve Jobs was allegedly chosen to reflect Jobs's "minimalist" style and to emphasize the biography's authenticity, further differentiating it from unauthorized publications, such as iCon Steve Jobs: Steve Jobs is a drama film based on the life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs , starring Michael Fassbender in the title role.

The film is directed by Danny Boyle , produced by Scott Rudin , and written by Aaron Sorkin with a screenplay adapted both from Isaacson's Steve Jobs as well as from interviews conducted by Sorkin.

Extracts from the biography have been the feature of various magazines, in addition to interviews with the author, Walter Isaacson.

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The issue's cover featured a portrait of Jobs, taken by Norman Seeff , in which he is sitting in the lotus position holding the original Macintosh computer. The portrait was published in Rolling Stone in January and is featured on the back cover of Steve Jobs. The issue marked the eighth time Jobs has been featured on the cover of Time. Isaacson's essay served as a preview of Steve Jobs and described Jobs pitching the book to him.

Bloomberg Businessweek also released a commemorative issue of its magazine remembering the life of Jobs.

The cover of the magazine features Apple-like simplicity, with a black-and-white, up-close photo of Jobs and his years of birth and death. In tribute to Jobs's minimalist style, the issue was published without advertisements. Similarly to Time 's commemorative issue, Isaacson's essay served as a preview of Steve Jobs.

Fortune featured an exclusive extract of the biography on October 24, , focusing on the "friend-enemy" relationship Jobs had with Bill Gates.

Even after a late release that year, the book became site's 1 seller for From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Publication date. Main article: Steve Jobs film. PC Magazine. Retrieved October 6, The Huffington Post. CNN Money.

Archived from the original on October 16, Retrieved October 20, A Biography' release date is moved up to Nov. Los Angeles Times. Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. October 12, Photo District News.

Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by Walter Isaacson – review

Retrieved October 3, The book is also structured in a logical fashion. Although largely chronological, the chapters do center around certain themes. Isaacson also avoids getting bogged down by technological details, which can be a temptation in a book that features a computer company. Even when the technological aspects of a product are necessary to illustrate a point, they are explained simply so that even a reader who is not tech savvy can understand. In terms of accuracy, I can only judge based on what I know from other sources as well as my impression after reading the biography.

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I do not have the resources or connections to go through every assertion made and verify them. I can, however, assess whether or not Isaacson appeared to be presenting an overly positive or negative picture.

I believe that Isaacson presents a realistic picture of Jobs that includes both the positive and negative sides to his personality. Jobs comes across as a real person with a lot of flaws and perhaps a mental illness, but who has also accomplished some amazing things. I did not get the feeling that Isaacson was trying to whitewash or defame him.

This is not to say that Isaacson is unbiased, but I have yet to find a biographer who isn't.

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A biographer must be passionate about his or her subject in order to devote the time needed to write a thorough biography, and with passion comes bias, whether positive or negative. Isaacson was positively biased towards Jobs, however, this did not prevent him from exposing the darker side of Jobs' personality. He also contradicts Jobs' own statements with both facts and other people's accounts.

I appreciated that he included both sides of a story. However, he does tend to justify Jobs' obnoxious behavior and negative personality traits by reminding the reader that these behaviors and traits also led him to do great things, and achieve the impossible.

It often seems as though Isaacson is implying that the ends justify the means, although the reader is able to form his or her own opinion. If you can ignore Isaacson's apologetic tone, which is present throughout, the biography does present a balanced picture of Jobs. Overall, I really enjoyed this biography.

I would recommend this book to anyone who is a fan of Steve Jobs, Apple, or is interested in particularly influential people. Although Pixar plays a much smaller role, there are also some interesting stories about how Pixar came to be what it is today.

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