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All About Steve: The Story of Steve Jobs and Apple from the Pages of Fortune [Kindle Edition]

The Editors of Fortune
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Book Description

Steve Jobs’ legacy is clear: The most innovative business leader of our time, the man FORTUNE named CEO of the Decade in 2009. Now from the pages of FORTUNE comes an anthology of 17 classic stories spanning the years 1983 to 2011 about the cultural icon who revolutionized computing, telephones, movies, music, retailing, and product design. The stories lay out in unparalleled detail the career of a man with relentless drive and a single underlying passion—to carry out his vision of how all of us would use technology. Writes managing editor Andy Serwer in the book’s foreward: “In the end he was proved right a billion times over, and his company Apple became one of the most successful enterprises on the planet.” All these stories are the product of deep reporting. In many cases FORTUNE’s writers spent hours interviewing Jobs and delving into his mind. The result is a singular journalistic collection, which will leave you with a comprehensive picture of Steve Jobs and Apple, a picture that is complex in the making yet simple in its triumph.


Product Details

  • File Size: 1159 KB
  • Print Length: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Fortune (September 26, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005CRQ29E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #252,465 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars Journalistic vanity -- skip it. September 28, 2011
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Steve Jobs has been relevant because what he's done, what he's said, and the way we views and approaches things. This book is a collection of articles written ABOUT Steve Jobs BY journalists who hope to engage an audience by sticking idealizing superlatives to the man in question, but not really provinding much insight into the real clockwork of his mind.

If you want to learn something from Steve Jobs, skip this book full of journalistic vanity and self-serving, empty narrative and go read his speech at Stanford, his interviews with Playboy and Wired, watch the Apple keynotes on YouTube. All this content is available to you for free on the Internet, why pay 10 bucks for the print equivalent of link bait? Use that money to rent Pirates of Silicon Valley instead and you'll still be able to buy popcorn and soda.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well-researched journalism October 11, 2011
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I've been reading some of these stories on Fortune's website, and I must say I have been very impressed by the quality of the research and reporting that has gone into them. Some of the reports I have looked at represent many hours of background interviews with people who knew and worked with Steve Jobs. These aren't the fluff pieces that just regurgitate what others have reported before. Also, the articles mark snapshots in time of Job's career. They aren't fawning paeans, but neither are they smear campaigns: they appear to me to do a good job generally of providing even-handed coverage.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible Resource February 4, 2012
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This Kindle collection of articles about Steve Jobs is an incredible resource to learn about one of the most successful and admired businessmen of our age. In addition to his biography, I feel like I understand Steve and what he accomplished so much better.

I would recommend this to any business, technology, or Apple enthusiast. Awesome collection!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for times of crisis November 22, 2011
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I have not decided yet to read the biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. I decided to start with this book because the stories were done over the career of Steve Jobs. I think that has a special value. There were not written last minute before the news of Jobs' illness and death.
Jobs was a businessman who took high risks with companies that might end in failure. In fact Pixar was in serious financial trouble until he got the deal with Disney (Toy Story).
I recommend this book. It is excellent not only for entrepreneurs and businessmen. It is an inspiring book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Steve Jobs in time April 22, 2012
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Very interesting timeline perspective of one of the men behind the ups and downs of Apple and the brain behind the iPod, iPhone, and iPad. Very objective perspective and look at the genius and imperfections of the man.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read especially for Mac users June 1, 2014
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dI had forgotten how many times Steve Jobes resurrected Apple. The book is also a handy users manual. the Apple stores piece was especially revealing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great picture of a true visionary April 29, 2014
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Jobs was an incredible thinker and developer of innovating and quality products. This well written brief bio gives you a good picture of the man, his genius and hid faults both of which made him the success he was. Strongly recommend you read this before his full bio.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Jobs March 9, 2014
By Marilyn
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It was an amazing story. What a brain. I would have liked a little more human interest. It is sad he is gone.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Only a commercial operation
A commercial operation made by Fortune once Steve passed away. Good for research purposes, although morally debatable, given the circumstances and the timing of it.
Published 8 months ago by CSC1709
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
This was not what I expected but wanted to know more about Steve Jobs. It was helpful but not the book I thought I was buying.
Published 10 months ago by mk
3.0 out of 5 stars All About Steve
Steve was a true genius -- ego eccentric -- but interesting. I don't think I would have enjoyed working for Apple with him as a boss....he wasn't always a nice person.
Published 11 months ago by Henri
3.0 out of 5 stars I am a fan.
This book rehashes everything you have already read but it is interesting read to put the information in a concise format.
Published 13 months ago by Rick L
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good articles about Steve Jobs
It's very interesting to read retrospectively about the history of Apple and how it came to become one of the biggest industries in the computer business. Very good articles.
Published 14 months ago by Elisabeth A. Stewart
3.0 out of 5 stars Enigma
This book left me wondering if this technology genuis couldn't have been a nicer person to his employees and still been an amazement.
Published 17 months ago by Linda
5.0 out of 5 stars get to know the Man
Great achievemment in a lifetime. This book portraits the man in both his technical and marketing capabilities. His vision of the apple brand through the years. . .
Published 18 months ago by Mario Merlano
1.0 out of 5 stars Dross
This attempt to capitalise on the name of Steve Jobs serves only to confirm that the authorised biography is the best option if you want to know Steve Jobs. Read more
Published 23 months ago by Michael Calautti
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good and thorough book on the topic
I always thought Steve Jobs was a "bit of a tyrant" - this book just proves it.
To make Apple and Pixar the successful companies they are required
somebody "different" -... Read more
Published on July 7, 2012 by Wazza
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