Summary: Steve Jobs: The exclusive Biography - Walter Isaacson [NOOK Book]

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This work offers a summary of the book "Steve Jobs: The exclusive Biography" by Walter Isaacson.
Steve Jobs was a visionary and a genius. If he decided that something should happen, then he would strive to make sure it would.
During his entire career, he would constantly work and live at the intersection of technology and art. With his wits, bluntness and unique ability to sell and convince, he pushed his team to outdo themselves. They may not ...
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Summary: Steve Jobs: The exclusive Biography - Walter Isaacson

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Overview

This work offers a summary of the book "Steve Jobs: The exclusive Biography" by Walter Isaacson.
Steve Jobs was a visionary and a genius. If he decided that something should happen, then he would strive to make sure it would.
During his entire career, he would constantly work and live at the intersection of technology and art. With his wits, bluntness and unique ability to sell and convince, he pushed his team to outdo themselves. They may not have seen it at the time, but in time, his team would love him for it. Through his persistent intensity, he achieved his dream: to change the course of history.
He believed rules didn't apply to him because he was special, but in the end, he branded the computer industry with his fully integrated system, the music industry with iTunes and the iPod, online media with the iPad, animation films with Pixar, and three generations with his vision of the future.
In opposition to his rivals, he always voted for an all-in-one integrated system instead of an open one. He insisted to be in control of everything, from manufacturing to selling.
Jobs was an obsessive and incessant control freak. Yet, when he asked Walter Isaacson to write his biography, he was very clear that he would not supervise or even read any of it before it was published. It was paradox to his personality. He explained, poignantly and true to his brutally honest nature, that he wanted his children to know him, to understand him, even though throughout their young lives, he had not always been present. Perhaps, he took that decision so he would (indirectly) share to the world why he acted the way he did.
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  • ISBN-13: 9782806235770
  • Publisher: Primento Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/11/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 530 KB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 18, 2012

    Just a Summary!

    Great content, but be aware that this is just the SUMMARY of the actual book. A much better investment would be getting the real deal.

    10 out of 11 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2012

    As another reviewer said, this is only a summary. This summary

    As another reviewer said, this is only a summary. This summary is making money off the unsuspecting ebook buyer who failed to read the entire description.

    7 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 30, 2012

    Awful waste of time

    Spend time with you family and friends. Don't waste your time reading this nonsense. This is nothing but a big waste of time. Gary Vaynerchuk has not captured anyone with a brain's attention. You would have to be clueless to find anyhting he says as interesting.

    He simply worked at his Dad's wine shop and his Dad poured a lot of money to expand it and have someone build a website. They spent a lot of money promoting the business... simply put... they spent money to make money.

    Gary specializes in self promotion... nothing else. He is nothing more than a salesman and not a good one at that.

    He has since left his Dad's wine business because he didn't have the passion for it. A lot of people in the wine business were calling for his head due to the conflict of interest of he rating wine that he sells.

    He is now trying to act as a social media expert by trying to teach the fundamentals to businesses. He'll be back to the wine trade because I can't imagine anyone paying him to teach such elementary concepts. But heck, they say a fool is born every minute so maybe he can fool them. We'll see.

    This book is something to be missed... don't waste your time.

    3 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2011

    Hi

    Its awsome and good for your brain

    3 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 17, 2012

    The book that has helped numerous people all over the world esca

    The book that has helped numerous people all over the world escape from the mundane work cycle has now been summarized and boiled down to the most important information for those readers who are on the go. For those who read The Experiments in Lifestyle Design blog, this summary is a wonderful expansion on the ideas of the blog and includes even more tricks and tools to help you become successful. I highly recommend this summation of Ferriss’ book to anyone who wants to find success and wealth in their job but is not sure how to make it happen, because this concise explanation gives you everything you need.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2012

    Formatting is horrible

    Ibwanted the summary as i have the audio book. The formatting of this book is horrible. Words that run together (no space between the words). I want a refund now!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 15, 2013

    Hb

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    Much needed Financial Life Lessons for all!

    The Cashflow Quadrant's principles is what we should be mandatory reading for high school seniors and beyond.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2013

    Recommended

    Short & sweet, to the point

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Lol

    Hello world! ;D

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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