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There have been many books - on a large and small scale - about Steve Jobs, one of the most famous CEOs in history. But this book is different from all the others.

Becoming Steve Jobs takes on and breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about Steve Jobs. The conventional, one-dimensional view of Jobs is that he was half genius, half jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike. Becoming Steve Jobs answers the central question about the life and career of the Apple cofounder and CEO: How did a young man so reckless and arrogant that he was exiled from the company he founded become the most effective visionary business leader of our time, ultimately transforming the daily lives of billions of people?

Drawing on incredible and sometimes exclusive access, Schlender and Tetzeli tell a different story of a real human being who wrestled with his failings and learned to maximize his strengths over time. Their rich, compelling narrative is filled with stories never told before from the people who knew Jobs best and who decided to open up to the authors, including his family, former inner circle executives, and top people at Apple, Pixar, and Disney. In addition Brent knew Jobs personally for 25 years and drew upon his many interviews with him, on and off the record, in writing the book. He and Rick humanize the man and explain, rather than simply describe, his behavior. Along the way the book provides rich context about the technology revolution we all have lived through and the ways in which Jobs changed our world.

Schlender and Tetzeli make clear that Jobs' astounding success at Apple was far more complicated than simply picking the right products: he became more patient, he learned to trust his inner circle, and he discovered the importance of growing the company incrementally rather than only shooting for dazzling, game-changing products.

©2015 Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli (P)2014 Random House Audio

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"George Newbern's narration is--simply put--superb. He is exceptionally well suited to the task at hand. The greatest praise is that he disappears, allowing the story to unfold in one's mind. His unhurried narration is a totally immersive experience. Be prepared for the temptation to listen without pausing for any significant amount of time." ( AudioFile)

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der Anfang ist etwas anstrengend - ein Stürmer und Dränger und seine Fehler. Nach diesen ersten ca. 20% des Buches wird die Geschichte spannend und inspirierend. toller Sprecher.

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Great Book

This is it, if you read only one biography of Steve Jobs, choose this one. If you are truly interested in the man behind revolutionizing the phone, the music and the PC business, among others, this is it. Although I enjoyed Isaacson, this one has much more depth and worth.

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It is the best explanation how Steve Jobs was becoming Steve Jobs. I like the connecting dots approach and simply go your way being you ...

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Insightful

As a convinced Microsoft follower, I wanted to understand and learn about the fascination that is Apple and ultimately Steve Jobs.

This audio book makes you feel like you not only receive very personal insights into Steve Jobs but also what makes Apple be Apple today.

A must-listen for everybody

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A (more) balanced view

This book closes some gaps Isacsons book left open and projects a more positive picture of the men. It has some tendency for glorification of the same in it. And maybe it's just prove of the fact that one book is usually not enough to capture one human being.