Becoming Steve Jobs

The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

#1 New York Times Bestseller 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...

Reviews and Recommendations

We've comprehensively compiled reviews of Becoming Steve Jobs from the world's leading experts.

Bill Gates CEO/MicrosoftHas me thinking of my old friend. A true visionary. (Source)

Jack Dorsey Co-Founder/TwitterSquare would not exist without the work and persistence of Steve Jobs. I am forever grateful. Amazing read. (Source)

Peter Attia Founder/Attia MedicalOne of the books that considers to be an important read for people interested in his career path. (Source)

Jim Collins Author[Gives a] fresh perspective on Steve Jobs’ journey from inspiring but immature entrepreneur into an inspired and mature company-builder. (Source)

Brian Armstrong Co-founder & CEO/CoinbaseRecommends this book

Ed Catmull Co-Founder/Pixar, CEO Pixar and Walt Disney Animation StudiosAfter working with Steve for over 25 years, I feel this book captures with great insight the growth and complexity of a truly extraordinary person. (Source)

Gabriel Coarna When it comes to books, one of the great injustices of our time is that --or, rather, how-- Walter Isaacson wrote Steve Jobs's official biography. I was almost angry when I finished the book. It was well-researched, yes; but Isaacson only used that research to (Source)

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