iCon Steve Jobs, the Greatest Second Act in the History of Business

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The prose is not opinionated... and that strikes the killer blow.

Jobs has been portrayed in a light that is not glorifying to say the least.

Brings a fresh perspective.

Having said that, the authors have copiously heaped praise on Jobs for his vision. His design. And his intent.

His dealings with Wozniak, Dan Kottke, Alvy Smith, Michael Eisner, his own daughter, Gil Amelio, Mike Markkula etc. make for an insightful and impact-worthy read.

Loved this one: Steve did his market research by looking into the mirror every morning

RIP great fella. Your life made for an awesome read.


Spoiler Alert:
This work does not factor in the iPhone revolution.


Narrated by Alan Sklar
Length: 3 hours and 34 minutes

Lightning never strikes twice, but Steve Jobs has, transforming modern culture first with the Macintosh and more recently with the iPod.

He has dazzled and delighted audiences with his Pixar movies.

And he has bedeviled, destroyed and demoralized hundreds of people along the way.

Steve Jobs is the most interesting character of the digital age. With the mainstream success of the iPod, Pixar’s string of hits and subsequent divorce from Disney, and Steve’s triumphant return to Apple, his story is better than any fiction.

Ten years after the leading maverick of the computer age and the king of digital cool, crashed from the height of Apple’ meteoric rise, Steve Jobs rose from ashes in a Machiavellian coup that only he could have orchestrated – and has now become more famous than ever. In this encore to his classic 1987 unauthorized biography of Steve Jobs – a major bestseller – Jeffrey Young examines Jobs’ remarkable resurgence, one of the most amazing business comeback stories in recent years.

Drawing on a wide range of sources in Silicon Valley and Hollywood, he details how Jobs put Apple back on track, first with the iMac and then with the iPod, and traces Jobs’ role in the remarkable rise of the Pixar animation studio, including his rancorous feud with Disney’s Michael Eisner.

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