Five Biographical Books About Steve Jobs

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs is the idol of many young enthusiasts and entrepreneurs. Steve Jobs is a very creative person and intends to change the world with Apple’s technological products. If you’re a Steve Jobs fan and want to know more about him, you can read any or all of the following five books which are related to Steve Jobs’ biography.

1. Steve Jobs: A Biography

Steve Jobs: A Biography by Walter IsaacsonWalter Isaacson, the author of  “Steve Jobs: A Biography” , has been working on Steve’s biography since 2009 and has interviewed Jobs, members of his family, colleagues at Apple and competitors. This is the first book which has been authorized by Steve Jobs himself. This book will be available on March 6, 2012 November 21, 2011.

Steve Jobs: A Biography is available for pre-order on Amazon for $20.40. The original list price for the paperback version is $32.50. So, if you pre-order the book now, you’ll be saving quite a few bucks.

2. Inside Steve’s Brain

Inside Steve's BrainThis book has got a lot of interesting stories that give you background into some of the most important innovations and inventions of the last 20 years. You learn about the creative, business, product development, and marketing side of Apple. You also learn about why and how they keep things so secret and you learn about why their team is so good at creating world-changing products.

This book not only describes Steve as a perfectionist, charming, charismatic executive but also a man who’s known as an elitist, manipulator, and sociopath, all in search of a dream: providing easy-to-use technology for individuals. The author, Leander Kahney, starts by telling how Steve joined Apple again and saved it from bankruptcy. “Inside Steve’s Brain” is available for a discounted price of $9.27 on Amazon. This is a short time offer, with the original price tag of $23.95.

3. iCon Steve Jobs: The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business

iCon Steve JobsJeffrey Young & William Simons are the authors of “iCon Steve Jobs”. This book tells how Jobs took over a project to develop Macintosh and was facing clashes from board members which led his departure from the company. Later, he founded NeXT. This company was a near-disaster. Steve Jobs then bought Pixar, an animation company which tied up with Disney and was a creative powerhouse which gave smashing films like Toy Story & Finding Nemo. At this time, Apple was having a rough time and so NeXT was the ticket that led Steve back to Apple.

You can buy “iCon Steve Jobs” Hardcover edition starting at $14.99 on Amazon. The Paperback version starts at $5.99. The Kindle edition is available at $16.99.

4. The Second Coming of Steve Jobs

The Second Coming of Steve Jobs“The Second Coming of Steve Jobs” is an unauthorized biography chronicling the life of Steve Jobs by Vanity Fair magazine writer Alan Deutschman. The book covers his period at NeXT, an unexpected success at Pixar and his comeback to Apple followed by the introduction of iMac. Alan tells how Steve discovered the deep sources of his character and motivation; what makes him exceptional as well as what makes him real; where he got his unusual ideas about leadership, management and the creative process; how he had been changed by his years of wealth and celebrity and by his years of struggle and failure.

The new Hardcover edition of “The Second Coming of Steve Jobs” starts from $6.99 on Amazon. The Kindle edition of The Second Coming of Steve Jobs is available to buy from $11.99.

5. The Little Kingdom: The Private Story of Apple Computer

The Little KingdomThis book was written in 1984 by Michael Moritz. Moritz has covered the early history of Apple in interesting and entertaining fashion. “The Little Kingdom” explains the origins and quirks of Apple’s first decade, giving some clue as to how the company turned out the way it did. If you read any of the later books, they all cite Moritz heavily to get the history of Apple clear.

You can buy “The Little Kingdom” starting at $12.99 on Amazon.

If you are aware of any other good biographical books about Steve Jobs, please leave a comment below.

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