A new Steve Jobs biography called Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, is now available for sale on both Amazon and Apple’s own bookstore and 9to5Mac has already combed through it to find some of the best revelations and details. Two revelations in particular stuck out to us and we’ll discuss them below. More →
Some of Apple’s highest-ranking executives, including CEO Tim Cook and senior vice president Eddy Cue, among others, have been lavishing praise on “Becoming Steve Jobs” in the run-up to the release today of the new biography of Apple’s co-founder.
That’s because this new take on Jobs’ life and times tries to smooth some of the edges of his personality that Walter Isaacson’s biography, released in the immediate aftermath of Jobs’ death in 2011, put on full display for readers. The resulting portrait is of a man at times prickly, caustic, acerbic – no surprises there – but also immensely likeable when he wanted to be, as well as quick with acts of selflessness and generosity. More →
Apple CEO Tim Cook has shared more details about how Steve Jobs let him know he was the pick to lead the company, Fast Company revealed in a piece that’s based on the upcoming book “Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader” that hits stores on March 24th. More →
Last week we detailed how an upcoming book about Steve Jobs promised to deliver “sensational” stories about the Apple co-founder. Cult of Mac has since obtained a few excerpts from the book and, as promised, there are quite a few bombshells already.
Titled, Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, the book is slated for release on March 24 but is already available for pre-order on Amazon for $21.78.
The most fascinating tidbit Cult of Mac unearthed details how current Apple CEO Tim Cook once offered part of his liver to Jobs when then Apple co-founder was going through a bout of health struggles.
Walter Isaacson’s 2011 Steve Jobs biography left much to be desired. For a person as mercurial, intelligent, inspirational, and influential as Jobs was, many anticipated that the biography would provide a never before seen glimpse into the man responsible for some of the greatest technological innovations of our time. The reality, unfortunately was much different. For the most part, Isaacson’s book rehashed a great deal of what we already knew about Jobs without providing much in the way of new, or at the very least, interesting information.
Now, a new Steve Jobs book slated for release on March 24 promises to deliver where Isaacson’s book fell short. Titled, Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader, the book draws on new interviews with some of the colleagues Jobs trusted most, including Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Eddy Cue, John Lasseter of Pixar, Robert Iger and many more.
As part of Tim Cook’s recent worldwide tour, which has included stops in Israel, Germany, and the U.K, the Apple CEO recently sat down for a far ranging interview with the German-language newspaper BILD (paywall required). The interview touched on a number of interesting topics, including Cook’s thoughts on Edward Snowden, Steve Jobs, and, of course, what Cook makes of all the Apple Car rumors that have sprung up in recent weeks.
There are plenty of stories detailing Apple’s efforts to keep its plans secret, and many of them focus on Apple’s late co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs. But even though the iconic leader wanted to prevent product leaks at all costs, he apparently came dangerously close to accidentally revealing one of the company’s biggest secrets before he unveiled it on stage in early 2007. More →
One of the most fascinating aspects of Steve Jobs life outside of technology was his interest in psychedelic drugs. This month, CNN took the time to sit down with Daniel Kottke, a friend of Jobs’ at Reed College and a fellow hallucinogen enthusiast. He didn’t want to discuss these trips when Jobs was still around, but he feels more comfortable talking about them now. More →
Apple is currently on the defense in an iPod antitrust case that claims the company deleted music on users’ iPods that came from third-party sources without explicitly telling them what was going on. The plaintiffs have at their disposal emails from Steve Jobs to other Apple execs and a video testimony from the former Apple leader that are used against the company, and various media organizations including the Associated Press, Bloomberg and CNN want that video to be made public. More →
Apple in December will have to defend against decade-old iPod antitrust allegations in the third major antitrust case since Steve Jobs died, The New York Times reports, with Apple’s co-founder and iconic leader expected to play a major role in the lawsuit. Interestingly, however, he will be used as a witness against Apple. More →
Steve Jobs called Jon Stewart after The Daily Show ripped Apple – and you’ll be shocked at what he said
Way back when Apple went on a rampage against Gizmodo after the publication got its hands on a prototype of the iPhone 4, Jon Stewart and The Daily Show ripped into the company for its seemingly heavy-handed tactics in going after the publication. 9to5Mac has spotted an interview with Stewart on the Howard Stern show in which he says that Steve Jobs actually called him after he ran that segment… and the most shocking thing about it was that Jobs was polite and nice. More →