‘Becoming Steve Jobs’: a biography reviewed

April 23, 2015

Selected Books

Jobs’s life and work will surely fascinate generations for decades to come. ‘Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader’ provides the most recent insights into the legacy of one of the most extraordinary innovators of our time. ‘The Economist’ read this book and reported it is ‘much lighter than the sombre, more dramatic score penned in 2011 by Walter Isaacson’.

This book by tech and business journalists Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli promises to be ‘different from all the others’, breaking down ‘the existing myth and stereotypes about Steve Jobs’. The biography is said to soften Jobs’s image (see CNN’s Brandon Griggs writes), and it managed to get a ‘de facto endorsement’ by Apple.

By any measure, ‘Jobs has been proven extraordinary, both in his hard-charging personality and his impact on personal computing, music and retail,’ ‘The Economist’ asserted. ‘Any aspiring entrepreneur will enjoy the fact that many of his greatest accomplishments, from the growth of Pixar to his successful re-entry at Apple, were helped not just by luck and a certain Midas touch, but also by good timing and relentless hard work.’

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