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Steve Jobs

Die autorisierte Biografie des Apple-Gründers

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Die Biografie des Jahres über einen der revolutionärsten Entwickler der Welt

Macintosh, iMac, iPod, iTunes, iPhone, iPad – Steve Jobs hat der digitalen Welt mit der Kultmarke Apple Ästhetik und Aura gegeben. Wo Bill Gates für solide Alltagsarbeit steht, ist der Mann aus San Francisco die Stilikone des IT-Zeitalters, ein begnadeter Vordenker, der kompromisslos seiner Idee folgt. Genial und selbstbewusst hat er trotz ökonomischer und persönlicher Krisen den Apfel mit Biss (Bite) zum Synonym für Innovation und Vision gemacht.

Doch wer ist dieser Meister der Inszenierung, was treibt ihn? Walter Isaacson gewann das Vertrauen des Apple-Chefs und konnte als erster Biograf während der langjährigen Recherchen auf seine uneingeschränkte Unterstützung ebenso bauen wie auf die seiner Familie, seiner Weggefährten und auch der Kontrahenten. Entstanden ist das Buch über Steve Jobs und sein Unternehmen – nicht nur für Apple-Fans.

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.
Steve Jobs
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  • 9,99 €
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Biography
  • Published: 25 October 2011
  • Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag
  • Print Length: 704 Pages
  • Language: German
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with 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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