Icon Steve Jobs

Author : Jeffreys Young, William Simon
ISBN 13 : 9788126506460
ISBN 10 : 8126506466
Pages : 368
Type : Paperbound

Icon Steve Jobs


Young was the author of the first and classic unauthorized biography of Jobs, which took the story to 1986.  This new book, now available in paperback, looks at Job's story thereafter -- in the context of his roots and early success -- to his current roost atop the entertainment and digital world.  iCon takes a look at the most astounding figure in a business era noted for its mavericks, oddballs, and iconoclasts.  iCon is must reading for anyone who wants to understand how the modern digital age has been formed, shaped, and refined by the most influential figure of the age-a master of three industries: movies, music, and computers.


Part I: Flowering and Withering
·    Roots
·    A Company is Born
·    Let’s Be Pirates!
·    Learning to Fail

Part II: New Beginnings
·    The NeXT Step
·    Show Business
·    Master of Ceremonies
·    Icon

Part III: Defining the Future
·    Mogul
·    Breaking New Ground
·    iPod, iTunes, Therefore I Am
·    Clash of the Titans
·    Showtime


Jeffrey S. Young, the author of the classic unauthorized biography of Steve Jobs, Steve Jobs: The Journey is the Reward, first met Jobs in 1983 as one of the founding editors of MacWorld Magazine.  A free-lance writer, he began his career as a reporter with the Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, and after MacWorld wrote for The Hollywood Reporter and worked for Forbes in the 1990s as its contributing editor from Silicon Valley, writing profiles and business pieces, including a very influential profile of Microsoft's Steve Balmer.  In 1997, he co-founded Forbes.com. He is the author of Forbes Greatest Technology Stories (Wiley, 1998) and Cisco Unauthorized (Prima, 2001).

William L. Simon is coauthor of Kevin Mitnick's The Art of Deception (Wiley, 2002) and the upcoming The Art of Intrusion (Wiley, 2004), as well as the award-winning author of more than 20 other books.  He lives in Rancho Santa Fe, CA.