iCon Steve Jobs

  • by Jeffrey S. Young, William L. Simon
  • Narrated by Alan Sklar
  • 3 hrs and 35 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this encore to his classic 1987 unauthorized biography of Steve Jobs (Steve Jobs: The Journey is the Reward), Jeffrey Young examines Jobs' remarkable resurgence, one of the most amazing business comeback stories in years.
Lightning never strikes twice, but Steve Jobs has. Transforming modern culture first with the Macintosh and now the iPod, he's also dazzled and delighted audiences with his Pixar movies. And along the way, he's bedeviled, destroyed, and demoralized hundreds of people. Ten years after the leading maverick of the computer age and the king of digital cool crashed from the height of Apple's meteoric rise, Steve Jobs rose from the ashes in a Machiavellian coup, and has now become more famous than ever.

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What the Critics Say

"One of the most captivating business biographies of recent years. Young and Simon have done a masterful job." (Ft. Worth Star-Telegram)
"A fascinating tale of an imaginative genius." (BookPage)

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iCon Steve Jobs (Unabridged) hmmm

I was looking forward to this book, but I feel that it is repetitive in many areas and a little disappointing in most chapters. Still at the end of the day it was informative enough.
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- Terry

Interesting, but also too brief and out-dated

Certainly Steve Jobs is an interesting character, and with a fascinating (and still on-going) story, but this book often feels like it skims over important parts of the story. It was also clearly written some time ago, and is therefore badly out of date.

I'd of liked to have heard more about Steve's friendship with Woz, Steve's re-branding of Apple from computer company into a temple of high tech fashion, and of course about Steve's sale of Pixar to Disney, and the birth of the iPhone.

Still, it was an entertaining enough way to spend a few hours.
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- Philip

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-09-2006
  • Publisher: Penton Overseas, Inc.