The Resource Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson, (electronic resource)

Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson, (electronic resource)

Label
Steve Jobs
Title
Steve Jobs
Statement of responsibility
Walter Isaacson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years, as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues, the author 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. At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, 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 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. Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple's hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values. -- From publisher
  • This biography shares the life and 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Isaacson, Walter
Dewey number
  • 621.39092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Interest level
UG
LC call number
QA76.2.J63
LC item number
I722 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
8.6
Study program name
Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jobs, Steve
  • Apple Computer, Inc.
  • Computer engineers
  • Chief executive officers
Label
Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C6794636-A74F-49AE-A54D-C87EA3858B02
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (656 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451648553
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
B004W2UBYW
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c6794636-a74f-49ae-a54d-c87ea3858b02
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)758407258
Label
Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson, (electronic resource)
Link
http://sfpl.lib.overdrive.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=C6794636-A74F-49AE-A54D-C87EA3858B02
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (656 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451648553
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
B004W2UBYW
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
c6794636-a74f-49ae-a54d-c87ea3858b02
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)758407258

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