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Based on interviews with scores of people - rivals, colleagues, friends - who have worked with Jobs over the years, The Second Coming of Steve Jobs presents the most revealing portrait yet of this extraordinarily complex man; how and why he almost gave up his career; the details of his negotiations with Disney's Jeffrey Kaztenberg and Michael Eisner and of the culture clash between Silicon Valley and Hollywood; his methods of leadership, management, creativity, and innovation; his friendship and rivalry with Bill Gates - and much more.
Since the early days of Apple, Steve Jobs has captivated the public. Now, as Jobs prepares to conquer Hollywood with his enormously successful animation film studio, Pixar, Alan Deutschman brings listeners what will be one of the most talked-about business audios of the year.
Alan Deutschman is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. For the past twelve years, he has covered business and technology. He was a correspondent for Fortune for seven years, a senior writer at GQ, and a contributing editor at New York magazine.
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By Thomas on 10-16-03
Awesome background on Apple, NeXT, and Pixar.
If you have any interest in the computer industry at all, you will love this audio book. I was fascinated by the details that were given throughout the book. I was especially fascinated by the history it gave about Pixar, and the early years of computer animation. And if you have even the slightest interest in Steve Jobs or Apple, you will love it.
Some reviewers said the book was mean spirited, but I didn't get that at all. It seemed blatantly honest. Sometimes that was a good thing, sometimes not, And the use of profanity was few and far between, and was only when it applied to the story. Some people need to loosen up a little.
All in all, it was hands down my best audible purchase yet. I couldn't stand to have to pause my iPod when I got to work, and couldn't wait to pick up with the story when I left.
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
By Quahog on 04-27-03
An interesting account of the later career of Apple's co-founder. It is not hagiography; it strives to give a coherent account of a very eccentric personality, and some of the traits and incidents described are fairly disquieting. You catch a glimpse, I think, of how compelling a presence the man must be.
He once double-dated with Bill Gates!
17 of 18 people found this review helpful
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By Johann on 04-19-07
Very interesting book
This is the first audiobook I have listened to and definitely not the last. I recommend this book for all who are interested in Steve Jobs, Apple, Pixar or technology. It is very interesting and the narration is very good - I highly recommend this title.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
By M. Ritchie on 06-21-16
Explores the wider world of Steve.
The book gave some great background on Pixar and Next. Was well performed and easy listening.