Steve Jobs The Life Of A Complicated Genius
When you think of computers, building a business, success, failure, egotistic, arrogant and shy you can think of Steve Jobs. One man who changed the face of the world. He went from a startup in a garage t oa worldwide sensation with his first Apple computer
Steve Jobs co-founded Apple Inc. in 1976 and served as the company's CEO. He went on to create the energized and changed the way we compute and work. I just got done reading his book after I watched his special on 60 Minutes. 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- the writer of his autobiography 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 that we are featuring on our website, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. This was a new thing for Jobs as he didn't live his life like this. 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.
He was driven by being adopted as child and never really being satisifed. It was this drive that led Steve Jobs to succeed. He conquered many peaks and had many lows.
There has been one movie that I have found about Steve Jobs. It was released in 1999 called Pirates Of Silicon Valley. It's a great movie that shows how Apple and Microsoft worked together and ultimately became an all out competition between the 2. I found some quotes from the movie.
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