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Steve Jobs: A Biography

Steve Jobs: A Biography
Title: Steve Jobs: A Biography
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Annotation:Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two yearsas well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleaguesWalter 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, 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 offlimits. 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 Apples 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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  1. Walter Isaacson Steve Jobs: A Biography
  2. CHARACTERS
  3. INTRODUCTION
  4. How This Book Came to Be
  5. STEVE JOBS
  6. Paul Jobs with Steve, 1956
  7. The Los Altos house with the garage where Apple was born
  8. In the Homestead High yearbook, 1972
  9. With the SWAB JOB school prank sign
  10. CHAPTER ONE
  11. CHILDHOOD
  12. Abandoned and Chosen
  13. CHAPTER TWO
  14. ODD COUPLE
  15. The Two Steves
  16. Jobs and Wozniak in the garage, 1976
  17. CHAPTER THREE
  18. THE DROPOUT
  19. Turn On, Tune In . . .
  20. CHAPTER FOUR
  21. ATARI AND INDIA
  22. Zen and the Art of Game Design
  23. CHAPTER FIVE
  24. THE APPLE I
  25. Turn On, Boot Up, Jack In . . .
  26. Daniel Kottke and Jobs with the Apple I at the Atlantic City computer fair, 1976
  27. CHAPTER SIX
  28. THE APPLE II
  29. Dawn of a New Age
  30. CHAPTER SEVEN
  31. CHRISANN AND LISA
  32. He Who Is Abandoned . . .
  33. CHAPTER EIGHT
  34. XEROX AND LISA
  35. Graphical User Interfaces
  36. CHAPTER NINE
  37. GOING PUBLIC
  38. A Man of Wealth and Fame
  39. With Wozniak, 1981
  40. CHAPTER TEN
  41. THE MAC IS BORN
  42. You Say You Want a Revolution
  43. Jobs in 1982
  44. CHAPTER ELEVEN
  45. THE REALITY DISTORTION FIELD
  46. Playing by His Own Set of Rules
  47. The original Mac team in 1984: George Crow, Joanna Hoffman, Burrell Smith, Andy Hertzfeld, Bill Atkinson, and Jerry Manock
  48. CHAPTER TWELVE
  49. THE DESIGN
  50. Real Artists Simplify
  51. CHAPTER THIRTEEN
  52. BUILDING THE MAC
  53. The Journey Is the Reward
  54. CHAPTER FOURTEEN
  55. ENTER SCULLEY
  56. The Pepsi Challenge
  57. With John Sculley, 1984
  58. CHAPTER FIFTEEN
  59. THE LAUNCH
  60. A Dent in the Universe
  61. The 1984 ad
  62. CHAPTER SIXTEEN
  63. GATES AND JOBS
  64. When Orbits Intersect
  65. Jobs and Gates, 1991
  66. CHAPTER SEVENTEEN
  67. ICARUS
  68. What Goes Up . . .
  69. CHAPTER EIGHTEEN
  70. NeXT
  71. Prometheus Unbound
  72. CHAPTER NINETEEN
  73. PIXAR
  74. Technology Meets Art
  75. Ed Catmull, Steve Jobs, and John Lasseter, 1999
  76. CHAPTER TWENTY
  77. A REGULAR GUY
  78. Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word
  79. Mona Simpson and her fianc \e, Richard Appel, 1991
  80. CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE
  81. FAMILY MAN
  82. At Home with the Jobs Clan
  83. With Laurene Powell, 1991
  84. CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO
  85. TOY STORY
  86. Buzz and Woody to the Rescue
  87. CHAPTER TWENTY-THREE
  88. THE SECOND COMING
  89. What Rough Beast, Its Hour Come Round at Last . . .
  90. Steve Jobs, 1996
  91. CHAPTER TWENTY-FOUR
  92. THE RESTORATION
  93. The Loser Now Will Be Later to Win
  94. Amelio calling up Wozniak as Jobs hangs back, 1997
  95. CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE
  96. THINK DIFFERENT
  97. Jobs as iCEO
  98. Enlisting Picasso
  99. CHAPTER TWENTY-SIX
  100. DESIGN PRINCIPLES
  101. The Studio of Jobs and Ive
  102. With Jony Ive and the sunflower iMac, 2002
  103. CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN
  104. THE iMAC
  105. Hello (Again)
  106. CHAPTER TWENTY-EIGHT
  107. CEO
  108. Still Crazy after All These Years
  109. Tim Cook and Jobs, 2007
  110. CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE
  111. APPLE STORES
  112. Genius Bars and Siena Sandstone
  113. New York s Fifth Avenue store
  114. CHAPTER THIRTY
  115. THE DIGITAL HUB
  116. From iTunes to the iPod
  117. The original iPod, 2001
  118. CHAPTER THIRTY-ONE
  119. THE iTUNES STORE
  120. I m the Pied Piper
  121. CHAPTER THIRTY-TWO
  122. MUSIC MAN
  123. The Sound Track of His Life
  124. Jimmy Iovine, Bono, Jobs, and The Edge, 2004
  125. CHAPTER THIRTY-THREE
  126. PIXAR S FRIENDS
  127. . . . and Foes
  128. CHAPTER THIRTY-FOUR
  129. TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY MACS
  130. Setting Apple Apart
  131. With the iBook, 1999
  132. CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE
  133. ROUND ONE
  134. Memento Mori
  135. At fifty (in center), with Eve and Laurene (behind cake), Eddy Cue (by window), John Lasseter (with camera), and Lee Clow (with beard)
  136. CHAPTER THIRTY-SIX
  137. THE iPHONE
  138. Three Revolutionary Products in One
  139. CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN
  140. ROUND TWO
  141. The Cancer Recurs
  142. CHAPTER THIRTY-EIGHT
  143. THE iPAD
  144. Into the Post-PC Era
  145. CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE
  146. NEW BATTLES
  147. And Echoes of Old Ones
  148. CHAPTER FORTY
  149. TO INFINITY
  150. The Cloud, the Spaceship, and Beyond
  151. CHAPTER FORTY-ONE
  152. ROUND THREE
  153. The Twilight Struggle
  154. CHAPTER FORTY-TWO
  155. LEGACY
  156. The Brightest Heaven of Invention
  157. At the 2006 Macworld, in front of a slide of him and Wozniak from thirty years earlier
  158. ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  159. SOURCES
  160. Bibliography
  161. NOTES
  162. CHAPTER 1: CHILDHOOD
  163. CHAPTER 2: ODD COUPLE
  164. CHAPTER 3: THE DROPOUT
  165. CHAPTER 4: ATARI AND INDIA
  166. CHAPTER 5: THE APPLE I
  167. CHAPTER 6: THE APPLE II
  168. CHAPTER 7: CHRISANN AND LISA
  169. CHAPTER 8: XEROX AND LISA
  170. CHAPTER 9: GOING PUBLIC
  171. CHAPTER 10: THE MAC IS BORN
  172. CHAPTER 11: THE REALITY DISTORTION FIELD
  173. CHAPTER 12: THE DESIGN
  174. CHAPTER 13: BUILDING THE MAC
  175. CHAPTER 14: ENTER SCULLEY
  176. CHAPTER 15: THE LAUNCH
  177. CHAPTER 16: GATES AND JOBS
  178. CHAPTER 17: ICARUS
  179. CHAPTER 18: NeXT
  180. CHAPTER 19: PIXAR
  181. CHAPTER 20: A REGULAR GUY
  182. CHAPTER 21: FAMILY MAN
  183. CHAPTER 22: TOY STORY
  184. CHAPTER 23: THE SECOND COMING
  185. CHAPTER 24: THE RESTORATION
  186. CHAPTER 25: THINK DIFFERENT
  187. CHAPTER 26: DESIGN PRINCIPLES
  188. CHAPTER 27: THE iMAC
  189. CHAPTER 28: CEO
  190. CHAPTER 29: APPLE STORES
  191. CHAPTER 30: THE DIGITAL HUB
  192. CHAPTER 31: THE iTUNES STORE
  193. CHAPTER 32: MUSIC MAN
  194. CHAPTER 33: PIXAR S FRIENDS
  195. CHAPTER 34: TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY MACS
  196. CHAPTER 35: ROUND ONE
  197. CHAPTER 36: THE iPHONE
  198. CHAPTER 37: ROUND TWO
  199. CHAPTER 38: THE iPAD
  200. CHAPTER 39: NEW BATTLES
  201. CHAPTER 40: TO INFINITY
  202. CHAPTER 41: ROUND THREE
  203. CHAPTER 42: LEGACY
  204. INDEX
  205. ILLUSTRATION CREDITS
  206. A Portfolio of Diana Walker Photos
  207. From the Jobs Family Album
  208. FOOTNOTES


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