Steve Jobs Biography Tells The Bad & Good

By: Michael Stevens
Published: Aug 16, 2021

Steve Jobs is probably the most successful businessmen and marketer of our lifetime and his biography will be released on November 21, which will include the startup days at Apple, the good and the bad, and how he drove the company to the top. Jobs’ achievements were not all that easy, and while he was once fired from Apple, he returned with an incredible vision.

The biography is written by Walter Isaacson and the book features interviews with Steve Jobs as well as a full reckoning of his life. Don’t expect any bombshells. This should be a calm, candid look at a man who single-handedly killed the PC.

The biography is based on forty interviews which Jobs conducted over two years as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues. This book chronicles the roller-coaster life and searing intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for the total perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing. It is also a book about innovation.

Even though Jobs only earns $1 a year, he holds 5.426 million Apple shares, as well as 138 million shares in Disney (which he had received in exchange for Disney’s acquisition of Pixar). Forbes has estimated his net wealth at $5.1 billion in 2009, making him the 43rd wealthiest American. After Bloomberg had accidentally published Jobs’ obituary in 2008, Arik Hesseldahl of BusinessWeek magazine noted that “Jobs isn’t widely known for his association with philanthropic causes,” compared to Bill Gates’ efforts. After resuming control of Apple in 1997, Jobs eliminated all corporate philanthropy programs.

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