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Steve Jobs

The Exclusive Biography

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.

Description

'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.

From Publishers Weekly

19 December 2011 – If not the greatest of computer moguls, the late Apple Computer co-founder was certainly the most colorful and charismatic to judge by this compelling biography. Journalist Isaacson (Albert Einstein) had his subject's intimate cooperation but doesn't shy away from Jobs's off-putting traits: the egomania; the shameless theft of ideas; the "reality distortion field" of lies and delusions; the veering between manipulative charm and cold betrayal; the bullying rages, profanity and weeping; the bizarre vegetarian diets that he believed would ward off body odor and cancer (he was tragically wrong on both counts). Isaacson also sees the constructive flip-side of Jobs's flaws, arguing that his crazed perfectionism and sublime sense of design he wanted even his computers' circuit boards to be visually elegant begat brilliant innovations, from the Mac to the iPad, that blended "poetry and processors." The author oversells Jobs as the digital artiste pitting well-crafted, vertically integrated personal computing experiences against the promiscuously licensed, bulk-commodity software profferred by his Microsoft rival Bill Gates. (Gates's acerbic commentary on Jobs's romanticism often steals the page.) Still, Isaacson's exhaustively researched but well-paced, candid and gripping narrative gives us a great warts-and-all portrait of an entrepreneurial spirit and one of the best accounts yet of the human side of the computer biz. Photos.

Customer Reviews

Regular

El libro, como tal, es bastante regular. En general parece que el escritor ha sido totalmente abducido por Jobs. Pretende ser imparcial exponiendo las obvias y evidentes faltas de humanidad y carácter del personaje, justificandolas por ser un artista, y en ningún momento se pregunta por el carácter creativo del mismo. Lo da por sentado, simplemente asume que su perfeccionismo enfermizo es la fuente de la calidad de sus productos. Leyendo esto, pareciera que él solito hizo muchas cosas, cuando es evidente que "solo" las hizo bonitas a poco que se piense. Pero hay cosas que cantan mucho, como el episodio de las pantallas multitactiles, que parece que un día (¡después de comprar una compañía que las hacia!) se les ocurrió de la nada, y por separado, a Ive y a el ... Todos datos que pueden sacarse del libro, y que el escritor no refleja.
En general, el libro me parece superficial, lleno de citas fatuas e intrascendentes, e incapaz de dar las claves para entender realmente a una persona tan compleja como Steve.

Muy bien

El libro esta muy bien. Hace la función de hablar de la vida de Steve Jobs como se puede esperar de una biógrafa.

Estoy leyendo el libro en versión física (impresa en papel)

Actualmente llevo leído la mitad de la biografía y me doy cuenta de las dos caras de Jobs: la genial y la tirana.

Aún así, Jobs hizo que el mundo fuese un lugar mejor y sus productos sean codiciados por la mayoría, que aunque algunos "intentan" resistirse, realmente los quieren y acceden a tenerlos a la mínima oportunidad. Conozco muchos casos.

En cuanto a la biografía, cuenta con bastante detalle partes de su vida íntima como de negocio, además de gente que le rodeaba, tanto familiar como empresarial. Tal como dice otra reseña por aquí, sigo leyendo.

Ah! Se me olvidaba. Estoy leyendo una edición en catalán y no entiendo por qué en iTunes Store no se puede conseguir la versión digital en este idioma, o en euskara o galego.

Steve Jobs
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  • 5,99 €
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biography
  • Published: 24 October 2011
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Print Length: 448 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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