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Book Title: Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader|
The author of the book: Brent Schlender
Edition: Hodder & Stoughton
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 19.41 MB
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Date of issue: May 17th 2016
ISBN 13: 9781444762013
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Having read, Jobs by Walter Isaacson and also having had a career that put me in the middle of Silicon Valley on a regular basis for business connected with the companies involved in the production of microprocessors I am very impressed by the authors work. Schlender captures the humanity of Steve Jobs taking the reader past the more superficial characterization that Isaacson portrays. He was a close associate by means of journalism and friend of Steve Jobs who had the opportunity to be part of his life and gain a uniquely intimate perspective. He also provides a much more nuanced history of the personal computer and industry giants such as Andy Grove, Bill Gates, and the critical venture capital players who birthed the revolution. In summary anyone wanting to better understand Steve Jobs and the roots of the PC and microprocessor revolution will be thoroughly entertained and enriched by reading this outstanding book.
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Read information about the authorBrent Schlender, 60 years old, is a writer, editor, and author, best known for his award-winning magazine profiles of prominent entrepreneurs and business leaders of the Digital Revolution. In 2010, SVForum, the largest and oldest industry organization in Silicon Valley, awarded Schlender its Visionary Award for personifying the spirit innovation and entrepreneurship with his journalism. And in March of 2015, Crown Business published “Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader,” the culmination of a three-year collaboration between Schlender and writing partner Rick Tetzeli.
Schlender wrote analytical business stories for 30 years, first for The Wall Street Journal starting in the late 1970s, and continuing after 1989 through a 20-year career as a bureau chief and editor-at-large at FORTUNE magazine. He wrote dozens of in-depth feature stories about the exploits of many of Silicon Valley’s most famous figures – Apple’s Steve Jobs, Intel’s Andy Grove and Craig Barrett, Oracle’s Larry Ellison, Sun’s Scott McNealy and Bill Joy, Google’s Eric Schmidt, and Pixar’s John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, to name just a few.
Schlender also is considered the journalistic authority on Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, who he first met in 1985. And over the years, he wrote extensively about Sony Corp. over the decades, and worked closely with each of the company’s CEOs, starting with founder Akio Morita. During Peter Drucker’s final years, Schlender wrote many articles based on extensive, in-depth interviews with the famous management guru. His stories have been characterized both by his extended and intimate access to his subjects, and by the depth of his background reporting and knowledge of business and technology. But his writing also reflects his extensive worldly experience of working and living abroad, primarily in China, Japan, and Latin America.
Schlender and his wife of 31 years, Lorna Jacoby, live in San Mateo, CA. He has many other creative interests as well. For many years he played tenor saxophone in a Bay Area jazz and rhythm and blues ensemble, and more recently has explored making digital visual art. And in 1999-2000 he worked with film director Robert Altman and cartoonist Garry Trudeau to develop a television series called “Killer App” about genius, greed, skullduggery and vanity in Silicon Valley.