The Steve Jobs audiobook was based on 40 interviews during the last two long years of his life. The autobiography also reflects the opinion shared by more than hundred members of his family, adversaries, friends, colleagues and competitors. The entire data was accumulated by Walter Issacson which later on was compiled and published as the biography of this legendary figure.
The audiobook is available (for free if you choose to take on their free trial offer) on Audible.com, narrated by Dylan Baker. It’s a great listen, an inspiring story – an audiobook which will surely broaden your perspective if nothing else.
The book reflects the fascinating stories and incidents that had occurred in the life of this enigmatic personality. His roller coaster life helped the world discover a creative entrepreneur whose contribution in the world of modern technology is unforgettable. His intense desire to attend perfection and the ferocious passion revolutionized numerous industries. Some of the industries that gained a new identity because of this creative entrepreneur are music, tablets, personal computer, digital publishing industries and animation movies.
The author masterfully recreates the teenage years of this legendary figure .We find how he had manipulated and convinced his parents in getting him admitted to the college they were unable to afford. However the sad part was Steve Jobs dropped out from this dream college within a year of admission. Henceforth the book concentrated on his long journey of becoming the magician of the world of modern technology.
Through innumerable incidents and conversations we found the author Walter Issacson reestablished the fact that he was far from being a saint. The man though highly talented was reputed for his petulant behavior. The creator of the book was able to make the reader coil in disgust after reading the true nature of this great personality. Though a Dexter yet was not a perfect gentleman in his temper and behavior.
The book goes on revealing the incidents after this great man dropped out of his college. The book gives detailed information about the incidents that happened henceforth. We find Steve Jobs teaming up with another extraordinary yet naïve engineer Steve Woznaik to initiate his venture. However we are shocked to learn that Steve Jobs did not hesitate to cheat Mr.Woznaik of his share from the earned bonus. His most well known speech, and also probably the most inspiring is his 2005 Stanford commencement address:
At another instance we find Walter Issacson detailing about the intolerant attitude of Steve Jobs, when he reveals how Mr. Jobs was in the habit of screaming at his coworkers belonging to Apple. Inc. The book also provides substantial reasons behind accusing him of stealing the concepts and ideas of other and thus taking the single credit behind the inventions.
In spite of being such critical about Steve Jobs,Issacson was decent enough to recognize the fact that Steve Jobs emerged at a crucial time when USA was looking for a way to uphold its innovative edges. The contribution of Steve Jobs arrived at a time when the world was struggling to create digital age economy .Steve Jobs according to Issacson was the icon of applied imagination and innovativeness. He was the first individual who understood the value of connecting technology with creativity. The Apple Inc was his brainchild where he nurtured remarkable traits of engineering with creative imagination.