FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE BESTSELLING BIOGRAPHIES OF BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AND ALBERT EINSTEIN, THIS IS THE EXCLUSIVE BIOGRAPHY OF STEVE JOBS. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a ...
ith more than a hundred 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.
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.
The book didn't glorified his life or narrate his life as some kind of miracle. Instead, the author carefully dissected Steve's personality and related it back to the achievement he have got. The zen training and fasting he did as a teenager shaped
..." his aesthetic based on minimalism. It also encourages his pursuit towards the perfect product . I vividly remember the design discussion of the first iphone between him and Jony Ive mentioned in the book, how he insisted a round edged screen would be much better. It is some decision won't be considered in a normal company but it also makes his product unique and irreplacable. He is not only a great designer, but also a man with vision, he brought xerox graphic user interface into PC and become Macintosh, he brought Sony's idea of putting thousands of song into a small device to reality, he got rid of the screen of the ipod and become ipod shuffle. He got rid of the keypad on the phone even the blackberry was prevailing at that time. He did those leap of innovation. " People doesn't know what they need until you show it to them". I really like this book and I think it is a must read for designers out there.Continua...Nascondi
il punteggio lo merita l'uomo Jobs: nonostante il suo carattere, l'approccio verso il prossimo e le sue fissazioni, ha cambiato il mondo della tecnologia. Il libro poi, secondo me, era un po' troppo lungo