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Becoming Steve Jobs: The evolution of a reckless upstart into a visionary leader

Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli

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Biography: general, Biography: business & industry, Biography: science, technology & medicine, Prose: non-fiction, Computing & information technology

Co-authored by Fortune journalist Brent Schlender and Fast Company Executive Editor Rick Tetzeli, and containing exclusive material, this revelatory book will cast an entirely new light on the man behind the most successful company of all time.

THE SUNDAY TIMES AND #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - with a new foreword by Silicon Valley legend Marc Andreessen.

'For my money, a better book about Jobs than Walter Isaacson's biography' New Yorker

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A fascinating reinterpretation of the Steve Jobs story' Sunday Times

We all think we know who Steve Jobs was, what made him tick, and what made him succeed.

Yet the single most important question about him has never been answered.

The young, impulsive, egotistical genius was ousted in the mid-80s from the company he founded, exiled from his own kingdom and cast into the wilderness. Yet he returned a decade later to transform the ailing Apple into the most successful company the world had ever seen.

How did this reckless upstart transform himself into a visionary business leader?

The first comprehensive study of Jobs' career following his dismissal from Apple, written with unparalleled access and insight, BECOMING STEVE JOBS offers a startling new portrait of the most important business figure in modern history. The most intimate biography yet of Jobs, written by the journalist who knew him better than any other, BECOMING STEVE JOBS draws on recently discovered interviews that have never before seen the light of day, and answers for the first time the most pressing questions about what made this legendary business leader such a success.

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Praise for Becoming Steve Jobs: The evolution of a reckless upstart into a visionary leader

  • A fascinating reinterpretation of the Steve Jobs story - Sunday Times

  • Exhaustive and moving... full of new information - Independent

  • Offers a new look into the life of the Apple co-founder... includes a number of interesting anecdotes and perspectives from those who have rarely spoken of their relationships with Jobs over the decades, all tied together by one of the few reporters to have had access to Jobs on a regular basis throughout that time. - MacRumors

  • Steve Jobs is the person who most inspires the new generation of Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. In this deeply-researched book, you'll find the most honest portrait of the real Steve Jobs. - Marc Andreessen

  • The book about Steve Jobs that the world deserves. Smart, accurate, informative, insightful and at times, utterly heartbreaking....Becoming Steve Jobs is going to be an essential reference for decades to come. - John Gruber, Daring Fireball

  • What makes their book important is that they contend - persuasively, I believe - that . . . [Jobs] was not the same man in his prime that he had been at the beginning of his career. The callow, impetuous, arrogant youth who co-founded Apple was very different from the mature and thoughtful man who returned to his struggling creation and turned it into a company that made breathtaking products while becoming the dominant technology company of our time. - Joe Nocera, The New York Times

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Brent Schlender

Brent Schlender covered Steve Jobs intimately for over 25 years, and knew him better than any other journalist. 58 years old, he is one of the ,graybeards, of Silicon Valley journalism, having covered the digital revolution almost since its inception, including 10 years at The Wall Street Journal, and two decades as FORTUNE,s lead technology writer. He has won numerous writing awards, and in 2010 was named a ,Silicon Valley Visionary, by SD Forum, the software industry,s international trade association.

Rick Tetzeli is executive editor of Fast Company. He was Managing Editor of Entertainment Weekly, and Deputy Editor of Fortune. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Mari, and their three children.

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