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"To call someone the most visionary, perceptive and inventive leader of their time would, under any circumstance, be considered hyperbolic bluster, Steve Jobs comes closer than almost any modern figure to defying that law of adjectives." Superlatives like this swept through the net even before Apple co-founder Jobs resigned as its CEO in late August, but gaining a deeper sense of a man who combines the talents of a master inventor, designer, and entrepreneur requires the skills of a multi-talented biographer. Walter Isaacson fits those specifications perfectly: Not only is he a former managing editor of Time and chairman of CNN; he is also the acclaimed biographer of polymaths Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin.
For this major venture, Isaacson enjoyed the full cooperation of his subject. This authorized biography, the first ever of the "digital wizard," benefits from more than forty exclusive interviews with Jobs himself, as well as interviews with over a hundred family members, friends, foes, colleagues, competitors, and critics. Steve Jobs: A Biography covers the innovator's eventful life including his early years as a footloose Buddhist and Reed College dropout; the astonishing story of the founding of Apple and its mercurial rise; Jobs' struggle for control the company and his abrupt departure; his breakthrough adventures with NeXT and Pixar; his 1996 return to Apple and its subsequent resurgence with iMac, iPad, and iPod.
Isaacson's life presents the enigmatic, sometimes-temperamental genius more closely than we have ever seen him before. Yet this biography never loses sight of Steve Jobs' impact on a world he helped remake.