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|Author||: Walter Isaacson|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Walter Isaacson’s “enthralling” (The New Yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than 100 family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson 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. Isaacson’s portrait touched millions of readers. At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, 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 the author, he asked for no control over what was written. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. He himself spoke candidly about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues offer 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. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values. Steve Jobs is the inspiration for the movie of the same name starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels, directed by Danny Boyle with a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin.
|Author||: Walter Isaacson|
|Editor||: JC Lattès|
Suggéré par le créateur d’Apple, qui fait face à une maladie redoutable, Steve Jobs, à partir de plus de quarante entretiens menés sur plus de deux ans et d’interviews d’une centaine de membres de sa famille, amis, rivaux, concurrents et collègues, le livre retrace l’incroyable vie et l’extraordinaire personnalité d’un génie, perfectionniste et hyperactif, qui a révolutionné les ordinateurs, les films d’animation, la musique, les téléphones, les tablettes tactiles et l’édition numérique. Steve Jobs est désormais l’icône absolue de l’inventivité. Il a compris qu’associer la créativité à la technologie était devenu essentiel. Steve Jobs a bien sûr collaboré au livre mais n’a demandé aucun droit de regard sur ce qui est écrit, ni même de le lire avant la publication. Il n’a imposé aucune limite, au contraire, il a encouragé son entourage à parler librement. « Il y a beaucoup de choses dont je ne suis pas fier, dit-il, notamment la façon dont, à vingt-trois ans, j’ai géré la situation lorsque ma petite amie est tombée enceinte. Mais je n’ai pas de cadavres dans le placard que j’essaie de cacher. » C’est avec une extrême franchise que Steve Jobs parle des personnes avec qui il a travaillé ou été en concurrence. Il peut profondément exaspérer les gens autour de lui. Ses amis, ennemis et collègues évoquent sans langue de bois ses passions, ses démons, ses désirs, son intransigeance, et son obsession du contrôle qui ont forgé sa vision des affaires et les innovations qui en ont découlé. La personnalité de Steve Jobs et les produits qu’il crée sont étroitement liés, comme les différentes parties d’un système intégré – tous les produits Apple et ses logiciels participent de cette logique. Le parcours de Jobs est exemplaire, un modèle en terme d’innovation, de caractère, de direction d’entreprise et de valeurs.
|Author||: Walter Isaacson|
|Editor||: Hachette UK|
'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' - Telegraph Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years - as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues - this is the acclaimed, internationally bestselling biography of the ultimate icon of inventiveness. Walter Isaacson tells the story of the rollercoaster life and searingly intense personality of creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies,music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. 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.
|Author||: Brent Schlender,Rick Tetzeli|
There have been many books—on a large and small scale—about Steve Jobs, one of the most famous CEOs in history. But this book is different from all the others. Becoming Steve Jobs takes on and breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about Steve Jobs. The conventional, one-dimensional view of Jobs is that he was half-genius, half-jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike. Becoming Steve Jobs answers the central question about the life and career of the Apple cofounder and CEO: How did a young man so reckless and arrogant that he was exiled from the company he founded become the most effective visionary business leader of our time, ultimately transforming the daily life of billions of people? Drawing on incredible and sometimes exclusive access, Schlender and Tetzeli tell a different story of a real human being who wrestled with his failings and learned to maximize his strengths over time. Their rich, compelling narrative is filled with stories never told before from the people who knew Jobs best, and who decided to open up to the authors, including his family, former inner circle executives, and top people at Apple, Pixar and Disney, most notably Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Eddy Cue, Ed Catmull, John Lasseter, Robert Iger and many others. In addition, Brent knew Jobs personally for 25 years and draws upon his many interviews with him, on and off the record, in writing the book. He and Rick humanize the man and explain, rather than simply describe, his behavior. Along the way, the book provides rich context about the technology revolution we all have lived through, and the ways in which Jobs changed our world. Schlender and Tetzeli make clear that Jobs's astounding success at Apple was far more complicated than simply picking the right products: he became more patient, he learned to trust his inner circle, and discovered the importance of growing the company incrementally rather than only shooting for dazzling game-changing products. A rich and revealing account that will change the way we view Jobs, Becoming Steve Jobs shows us how one of the most colorful and compelling figures of our times was able to combine his unchanging, relentless passion with a more mature management style to create one of the most valuable and beloved companies on the planet.
|Author||: Kevin Lynch|
|Editor||: White Lion Publishing|
This is a stunning visual guide to the life and works of entrepreneur Steve Jobs. Easily one of the most influential innovators of the twenty-first century, Steve Jobs has fundamentally shaped the way in which we communicate and, even more broadly, live our lives. In this information-packed graphic biography, Steve Jobs’ remarkable talent and genius are explored through bold design and original graphics. Kevin Lynch explores Jobs' journey from savvy salesman, to his rivalry and market competition with Bill Gates, and his shift towards radical innovations in later life. This technological innovator led a fascinating, astounding and ultimately too short life, that irreversibly impacted how we communicate. Steve Jobs is a visual celebration and comprehensive study of ‘The Maverick’ and his work; and a must-have for any fan of Apple products.
|Author||: Alan Deutschman|
From the acclaimed Vanity Fair and GQ journalist–an unprecedented, in-depth portrait of the man whose return to Apple precipitated one of the biggest turnarounds in business history. With a new epilogue on Apple’s future survival in today’s roller-coaster economy, here is the revealing biography that blew away the critics and stirred controversy within industry and media circles around the country.
|Author||: Pam Pollack,Meg Belviso,Who HQ|
Steve Jobs, adopted in infancy by a family in San Francisco, packed a lot of life into fifty-six short years. In this Who Was…? biography, children will learn how his obsession with computers and technology at an early age led him to co-found and run Apple, in addition to turning Pixar into a ground-breaking animation studio. A college dropout, Jobs took unconventional steps in his path to success and inspired the best and the brightest to come with him and “change the world.”
|Author||: Lisa Brennan-Jobs|
A frank, smart and captivating memoir by the daughter of Apple founder Steve Jobs. Born on a farm and named in a field by her parents—artist Chrisann Brennan and Steve Jobs—Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s childhood unfolded in a rapidly changing Silicon Valley. When she was young, Lisa’s father was a mythical figure who was rarely present in her life. As she grew older, her father took an interest in her, ushering her into a new world of mansions, vacations, and private schools. His attention was thrilling, but he could also be cold, critical and unpredictable. When her relationship with her mother grew strained in high school, Lisa decided to move in with her father, hoping he’d become the parent she’d always wanted him to be. Small Fry is Lisa Brennan-Jobs’s poignant story of a childhood spent between two imperfect but extraordinary homes. Scrappy, wise, and funny, young Lisa is an unforgettable guide through her parents' fascinating and disparate worlds. Part portrait of a complex family, part love letter to California in the seventies and eighties, Small Fry is an enthralling book by an insightful new literary voice.
|Author||: Sam Rogers|
|Editor||: KidLit-O Press|
He was one of the most brilliant men in the world. Without him, there would be no iPad’s, iPhones, or Macbooks. But who was he really? This book, just for kids, will look at his childhood, education, marriage and work to see what made him who he was! KidLit-o is a leading electronic publisher in children’s books; each month, it publishes several history, science and language arts books.
|Author||: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara|
|Editor||: Little People, BIG DREAMS|
In this book from the critically acclaimed, multimillion-copy bestselling Little People, BIG DREAMS series, discover the life of Steve Jobs, the visionary whose ideas still shape the world. Steve Jobs grew up surrounded by inventors, in sunny Silicon Valley, California. He and his friend Stephen Wozniak channelled their love of computers into their own inventions, building a successful company from Steve’s garage. Steve thought that computers were the future, and his big ideas would transform the world and the way people use technology. Babies and young children will love this entertaining board book telling how the young Jobs went from being a young adopted son of a machinist to one of the most influential inventors and businesspeople on the planet. This inspiring book features stylish and quirky illustrations and extra facts at the back, including a biographical timeline with historical photos and a detailed profile of the brilliant businessman’s life. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a bestselling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardback versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!
|Author||: Peter Sander|
|Editor||: McGraw Hill Professional|
Lead and Succeed Like the World’s Greatest Business Innovator There’s no accounting for Steve Jobs’s mind. He just didn’t think the way the rest of the world does. Regarded by many as the most innovative and influential business leader of our time, Jobs was a visionary beyond compare. He was why Apple is Apple and everyone else is everyone else. We can’t transform ourselves into Steve Jobs. How he put his ideas into action, however, was systematic, efficient, focused, and smart. And this you can do. What Would Steve Jobs Do? presents the six-part business model Jobs applied to make Apple the most valuable publicly traded manufacturing corporation in the world and the global model for business excellence. While the results of this model can be profound, each step is something you can easily focus on with clarity and purpose: Customer—Understand your customers so well that you know what they want more than they do. Vision—Don’t stop thinking at “new product”; synthesize your ideas, products, and technologies around a specific game-changing customer issue. Culture—Create an environment filled with people who consider “can’t” a bad word. Product—Approach your product as something that can change the world— not just something to beat the competition or get a job done. Message—Deliver a message so compelling that it becomes an extension of the product itself. Personal Brand—Make people think constancy, promise, and trust when they think of you. Steve Jobs was a true original. What we’ve all learned from him is incalculable. And what we can continue to learn from him will shape the world. Transform your organization, recast your future, and do your part to redefine our world using the wisdom and foresight of the greatest business sage in generations.
|Author||: Jeffrey S. Young,Jeffrey S Young, MD, Facs,William L. Simon|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated|
An examination of one of the greatest success stories of the digital age looks at the success Steve Jobs has had with Pixar and his rejuvenation of Apple through the introduction of the iMac and iPod.
|Author||: Ann Brashares|
|Editor||: Twenty-First Century Books|
Profiles Steve Jobs, and describes how his friendships and knack for electronics led him to develop Apple and Macintosh personal computers, computer animation, and desktop publishing despite competition from IBM and Microsoft.
|Author||: Anthony Imbimbo|
|Editor||: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP|
Each title in this series takes an in-depth and critical look at a leading contemporary or historical figure, examining his or her early life, rise to prominence, accomplishments, and lasting influence with the help of time lines, index, and glossary.
|Author||: Scott Gillam|
|Editor||: ABDO Publishing Company|
This title examines the remarkable life of Steve Jobs. Readers will learn about JobsÍs family background, childhood, education, and groundbreaking work in the computer and technology industry. Jobs's many innovations, such as the first Apple computer, the iPod, the iPad, and the iPhone, are discussed as well as his time working at NeXT Computer and Pixar. Color photos and informative sidebars accompany easy-to-read, compelling text. Features include a table of contents, timeline, facts, additional resources, Web sites, a glossary, a bibliography, and an index. Essential Lives is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
|Author||: Caleb Melby|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
Presents a graphic interpretation of Steve Jobs's spiritual connections to Buddhism through his mentor and friend Kobun Otogawa, and describes how his search for perfection helped bring about the iPod and the resurgence of Apple.
|Author||: Karen Blumenthal|
|Editor||: Square Fish|
A riveting biography of the groundbreaking innovator who was a giant in the worlds of computing, music, filmmaking, design, smart phones, and more. A finalist for the YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award! "Your time is limited. . . . have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." —Steve Jobs From the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college after one semester, and at the age of twenty, created Apple in his parents' garage with his friend Steve Wozniack. Then came the core and hallmark of his genius—his exacting moderation for perfection, his counterculture life approach, and his level of taste and style that pushed all boundaries. A devoted husband, father, and Buddhist, he battled cancer for over a decade, became the ultimate CEO, and made the world want every product he touched, from the Macintosh to the iPhone, from iTunes and the iPod to the Macbook. Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal takes us to the core of this complicated and legendary man while simultaneously exploring the evolution of computers. Framed by Jobs' inspirational Stanford commencement speech and illustrated throughout with black and white photos, this is the story of the man who changed our world. Read more thrilling nonfiction by Karen Blumenthal: Hillary Rodham Clinton: A Woman Living History (A YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Award Finalist) Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition Tommy: The Gun That Changed America Praise for Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different: A Biography: “This is a smart book about a smart subject by a smart writer.” —Booklist, starred review “Students who know Steve Jobs only through Apple's iTunes, iPhones, and iPads will have their eyes opened by this accessible and well-written biography.” —VOYA “An engaging and intimate portrait. Few biographies for young readers feel as relevant and current as this one does.” —The Horn Book Magazine “A perceptive, well-wrought picture of an iconic figure.” —Kirkus Reviews “Blumenthal crafts an insightful, balanced portrait.” —Publishers Weekly