Steve Jobs [abridged]

Steve Jobs [abridged]

Synopsis

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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 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.

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Chapters

  • SteveJobsABR 001 Open

    Duration: 33s

  • SteveJobsABR 002 ThePeople

    Duration: 13s

  • SteveJobsABR 003 Introduction

    Duration: 12min

  • SteveJobsABR 004 Childhood

    Duration: 08min

  • SteveJobsABR 005 SiliconValley

    Duration: 06min

  • SteveJobsABR 006 School

    Duration: 10min

  • SteveJobsABR 007 OddCouple

    Duration: 05min

  • SteveJobsABR 008 TheBlueBox

    Duration: 03min

  • SteveJobsABR 009 TheDropOut

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 010 ReedCollege

    Duration: 05min

  • SteveJobsABR 011 RobertFriedland

    Duration: 03min

  • SteveJobsABR 012 DropOut

    Duration: 03min

  • SteveJobsABR 013 AtariAndIndia

    Duration: 09min

  • SteveJobsABR 014 TheAppleI

    Duration: 05min

  • SteveJobsABR 015 TheAltairWasnt

    Duration: 05min

  • SteveJobsABR 016 AppleIsBorn

    Duration: 05min

  • SteveJobsABR 017 GarageBand

    Duration: 03min

  • SteveJobsABR 018 TheAppleII

    Duration: 06min

  • SteveJobsABR 019 MikeMarkulla

    Duration: 06min

  • SteveJobsABR 020 RegisMcKenna

    Duration: 05min

  • SteveJobsABR 021 ChrisannAndLisa

    Duration: 07min

  • SteveJobsABR 022 XeroxAndLisa

    Duration: 03min

  • SteveJobsABR 023 TheXerox

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 024 GreatArtistSteal

    Duration: 03min

  • SteveJobsABR 025 GoingPublic

    Duration: 04min

  • SteveJobsABR 026 TheMacIsBorn

    Duration: 03min

  • SteveJobsABR 027 TexacoTowers

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 028 TheReality

    Duration: 05min

  • SteveJobsABR 029 TheDesign

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 030 LikeAPorsche

    Duration: 06min

  • SteveJobsABR 031 BuildingTheMac

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 032 MachinesOfTheYear

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 033 LetsBePirates

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 034 EnterSculley

    Duration: 04min

  • SteveJobsABR 035 TheHoneymoon

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 036 TheLaunch

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 037 The1984Ad

    Duration: 03min

  • SteveJobsABR 038 PublicityBlast

    Duration: 03min

  • SteveJobsABR 039 GatesAndJobs

    Duration: 04min

  • SteveJobsABR 040 AfterAWhile

    Duration: 03min

  • SteveJobsABR 041 Icarus

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 042 Falling

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 043 ThirtyYearsOld

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 044 Exodus

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 045 Showdown

    Duration: 04min

  • SteveJobsABR 046 SevenDaysInMay

    Duration: 08min

  • SteveJobsABR 047 JobsSlipped

    Duration: 01min

  • SteveJobsABR 048 NEXT

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 049 ToBeOnYourOwn

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 050 PerotToTheRescue

    Duration: 01min

  • SteveJobsABR 051 BillGatesWas

    Duration: 01min

  • SteveJobsABR 052 TheLaunchOctober

    Duration: 01min

  • SteveJobsABR 053 PIXAR

    Duration: 05min

  • SteveJobsABR 054 TheDigital

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 055 ARegularGuy

    Duration: 04min

  • SteveJobsABR 056 FindingJoanne

    Duration: 04min

  • SteveJobsABR 057 TheLostFather

    Duration: 04min

  • SteveJobsABR 058 Lisa

    Duration: 01min

  • SteveJobsABR 059 TheRomantic

    Duration: 04min

  • SteveJobsABR 060 FamilyMan

    Duration: 07min

  • SteveJobsABR 061 JobsAgain

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 062 Instead

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 063 LisaMovesIn

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 064 Children

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 065 ToyStory

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 066 WasToyStory

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 067 TheSecondComing

    Duration: 04min

  • SteveJobsABR 068 SlouchingToward

    Duration: 04min

  • SteveJobsABR 069 TheRestoration

    Duration: 08min

  • SteveJobsABR 070 AtTimes

    Duration: 05min

  • SteveJobsABR 071 MacworldBoston

    Duration: 08min

  • SteveJobsABR 072 ThinkDifferent

    Duration: 03min

  • SteveJobsABR 073 AsHeWas

    Duration: 01min

  • SteveJobsABR 074 KillingTheClones

    Duration: 01min

  • SteveJobsABR 075 ProductLineReview

    Duration: 03min

  • SteveJobsABR 076 DesignPrinciples

    Duration: 05min

  • SteveJobsABR 077 InsideTheStudio

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 078 TheiMac

    Duration: 01min

  • SteveJobsABR 079 CarpingWas

    Duration: 01min

  • SteveJobsABR 080 CEO

    Duration: 06min

  • SteveJobsABR 081 FromiCEOToCEO

    Duration: 03min

  • SteveJobsABR 082 AppleStores

    Duration: 01min

  • SteveJobsABR 083 WoodStoneSteel

    Duration: 03min

  • SteveJobsABR 084 TheDigitalHub

    Duration: 04min

  • SteveJobsABR 085 iTunes

    Duration: 01min

  • SteveJobsABR 086 TheiPod

    Duration: 03min

  • SteveJobsABR 087 ThatsIt

    Duration: 03min

  • SteveJobsABR 088 TheWhitenessOf

    Duration: 04min

  • SteveJobsABR 089 TheiTunesStore

    Duration: 04min

  • SteveJobsABR 090 Microsoft

    Duration: 04min

  • SteveJobsABR 091 MusicMan

    Duration: 04min

  • SteveJobsABR 092 BobDylan

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 093 TheBeatles

    Duration: 01min

  • SteveJobsABR 094 Bono

    Duration: 01min

  • SteveJobsABR 095 YoYoMa

    Duration: 01min

  • SteveJobsABR 096 PIXARsFriends

    Duration: 08min

  • SteveJobsABR 097 TwentyFirstCentury

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 098 RoundOne

    Duration: 05min

  • SteveJobsABR 099 OneSideEffect

    Duration: 01min

  • SteveJobsABR 100 TheStanfordCommencement

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 101 ALionAtFifty

    Duration: 09min

  • SteveJobsABR 102 TheiPhone

    Duration: 04min

  • SteveJobsABR 103 GorillaGlass

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 104 TheDesign

    Duration: 01min

  • SteveJobsABR 105 TheLaunch

    Duration: 01min

  • SteveJobsABR 106 RoundTwo

    Duration: 05min

  • SteveJobsABR 107 Memphis

    Duration: 13min

  • SteveJobsABR 108 Return

    Duration: 03min

  • SteveJobsABR 109 TheiPad

    Duration: 06min

  • SteveJobsABR 110 Apps

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 111 NewBattles

    Duration: 06min

  • SteveJobsABR 112 TheAppStore

    Duration: 01min

  • SteveJobsABR 113 HereComesTheSun

    Duration: 01min

  • SteveJobsABR 114 ToInfinity

    Duration: 13min

  • SteveJobsABR 115 iCloud

    Duration: 03min

  • SteveJobsABR 116 By2010

    Duration: 07min

  • SteveJobsABR 117 ANewCampus

    Duration: 06min

  • SteveJobsABR 118 RoundThree

    Duration: 07min

  • SteveJobsABR 119 PresidentObama

    Duration: 05min

  • SteveJobsABR 120 ThirdMedicalLeave

    Duration: 02min

  • SteveJobsABR 121 Visitors

    Duration: 05min

  • SteveJobsABR 122 ThatDayHasCome

    Duration: 12min

  • SteveJobsABR 123 TheBrightestHeaven

    Duration: 18min

  • SteveJobsABR 124 AndOneMore

    Duration: 10min

  • SteveJobsABR 125 Coda

    Duration: 01min

  • SteveJobsABR 126 Closing

    Duration: 01min