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Friday, November 18, 2011

Steve Jobs.

YAYY! finally i've got it ;)

after seeing this in's Bestsellers, i've been wanting to buy this book so much but there's only hardcover version of the book. i actually prefer paperbacks because they save space and more efficient to bring along. and SUDDENLY, the translated version of this book was out in the bookstores. and my brother (who knew i would be wanting this book) bought it for me! YAY! thanks bro for the book ;) i'm an Apple user, but i never really know the guy behind the amazing technology of iPod, iTouch, iPhone and Macbook. :) i guess this is time to find out his history and remember this genius guy who took part in changing the world. 

the biography is written by Walter Isaacson, the author who wrote biography of Benjamin Franklin & i guess, he's quite the qualified guy in writing biographies :) here's the link to his works:
Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life

i'm very excited to read this book, but i still have to finish The Hunger Games series first, and also several more books waiting in line. i hope i'll be able to read this towards the end of the year, or probably in the beginning of 2012 :) so here's the blurb of the book (in english), but i'll be reading the indonesian version :
From the author of the bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, this is the exclusive biography of Steve Jobs.

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--Walter Isaacson 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, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. 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.
bye for now :)

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