Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

by Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli

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ISBN-13: 9780385347402
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/24/2015
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.60(d)

About the Author

BRENT SCHLENDER is one of the premiere chroniclers of the personal computer revolution, writing about every major figure and company in the tech industry. He covered Steve Jobs for the Wall Street Journal and Fortune for nearly 25 years.

RICK TETZELI, executive editor of Fast Company, has covered technology for two decades. He is the former deputy editor of Fortune, and editor of Entertainment Weekly.

Table of Contents

Foreword Marc Andreessen ix

Preface to the Paperback Edition xvi

Authors' Note xix

Prologue 1

Chapter 1 Steve Jobs in the Garden of Allah 17

Chapter 2 "I Didn't Want to Be a Businessman" 44

Chapter 3 Breakthrough and Breakdown 62

Chapter 4 What's Next? 93

Chapter 5 A Side Bet 130

Chapter 6 Bill Gates Pays a Visit 147

Chapter 7 Luck 164

Chapter 8 Bozos, Bastards, and Keepers 183

Chapter 9 Maybe They Had to Be Crazy 215

Chapter 10 Following Your Nose 249

Chapter 11 Do Your Level Best 275

Chapter 12 Two Decisions 294

Chapter 13 Stanford 313

Chapter 14 A Safe Haven for Pixar 328

Chapter 15 The Whole Widget 347

Chapter 16 Blind Spots, Grudges, and Sharp Elbows 366

Chapter 17 "Just Tell Them I'm Being an Asshole" 386

Source Notes 413

Bibliography 426

Acknowledgments 431

Index 434

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Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
ACoons54 More than 1 year ago
Steve Jobs was a fascinating person, not only for his creations, but also for his character faults, and ultimately how they balanced out to make him into a troubled but amazing visionary. This book is very well researched and gives a very clear view of Jobs the man. Definitely a five star book!
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