Steve Jobs - Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs

By Walter Isaacson

  • Release Date: 2011-10-24
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 20,684 Ratings


Walter Isaacson’s “enthralling” (The New Yorker) worldwide bestselling biography of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs.

Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than 100 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, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in 21st 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 the author, he asked for no control over what was written. 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.

Steve Jobs is the inspiration for the movie of the same name starring Michael Fassbender, Kate Winslet, Seth Rogen, and Jeff Daniels, directed by Danny Boyle with a screenplay by Aaron Sorkin.


  • Beautiful biography

    By Mikevvv
    Such a fascinating person and such a beautifully written biography. At the end, you feel like you’ve lost a close friend.
  • Read on iPhone & iPad

    By Artistry121
    This man touched more people in voluntary exchanges than anyone in history and continues to in his death. Amazing.
  • I ended up speechless.

    By Nss é bem legal
    Really good and interesting book. Is nice to see how Jobs behaved with his employees and even more fascinating how he manifested his vision on how CEOs should roll their business strategies. Learnt a lot by him reading this book.
  • This is a classic

  • Thumps Up!

    By thegreatdubman
    Great book
  • Just couldn’t get into it

    By BeMooreToday
    This book just didn’t do it for me. Seemed like so many cringe moments of Jobs's explosive behavior and didn’t feel like the book was progressing much. Had to put it down only a third into it.
  • Really enjoyed the book

    By tensoniqt
    I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. I felt like it gave me a good insight to the man who’s ideas, business tactics, and personality molded some of the coolest and useful devices ever. I found many of the stories interesting, funny and sometimes disturbing which made for a great read. So sad he left so young.
  • Soulful Book

    By khanhdmai
    Words is incapable of describing my emtions right now. I only finished the introduction of this book about how the author layed Steve Bio foundation with a narration....
  • Asstonishing

    By awsha mikey!
    To have been alive in this world at the same time that this genius was around is inspiring. This is fantastically written and does provoke thought. I could not recommend this book enough.
  • RIP Steve Jobs

    By the...crazy READER
    Steve Jobs, despite your tragic death, we will always remember you. You and Woz changed the world and our lives. Thank you.🥺🥺🥺