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Steve Jobs

The Exclusive Biography

Dit boek kan gedownload en gelezen worden in iBooks op je Mac of iOS-apparaat.

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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.

Van Publishers Weekly

19-12-2011 – 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.

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Inspirerend levensverhaal, prachtig en authentiek geschreven

Elke persoon moet zichzelf vragen: waar leef ik voor?

Fantastisch.

Dit boek is prachtig om te lezen. Het verhaalt over de meerdere opkomsten en ondergang van Apple op een eerlijke en open manier. Het laat zien waarom Apple is zoals het bedrijf is. Een filosofie waarin gebruiksvriendelijkheid bovenaan staat en design ook zeer belangrijk is. Ik geloof in deze filosofie en ik denk dat dit business model het juiste model is.

Tip: de oorspronkelijke taal, het (Amerikaans-)Engels, is de taal waarin je het boek moet lezen!

Steve jobs biography

This book is a master piece of telling the life story of a inspirational genius.

Nariman
Tehran

Steve Jobs
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  • € 8,49
  • Beschikbaar op iPhone, iPad, iPod touch en Mac.
  • Categorie: Biografieën en memoires
  • Publicatiedatum: 24-10-2011
  • Uitgever: Little, Brown Book Group
  • Tekstlengte: 448 pagina's
  • Taal: Engels
  • Vereisten: Om dit boek te bekijken moet je een iOS apparaat hebben met iBooks 1.3.1 of nieuwer en iOS 4.3.3 of nieuwer of een Mac met iBooks 1.0 of nieuwer en OS X 10.9 of nieuwer.

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