STEVE JOBS (英語) ハードカバー – 2011/10/24
Kindle 端末は必要ありません。無料 Kindle アプリのいずれかをダウンロードすると、スマートフォン、タブレットPCで Kindle 本をお読みいただけます。
From the author of the bestselling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, this is the exclusive, New York Times bestselling biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.
Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.
Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.
riveting -- Tim Martin * Daily Telegraph * exemplary -- Michael Bywater * Independent * richly entertaining -- Toby Young * Mail on Sunday * astounding -- Mark Prigg * Evening Standard * a must read * Sunday Times * --このテキストは、CD版に関連付けられています。商品の説明をすべて表示する
I could learn something from the life of Steve Jobs.
B. Russel wrote that you can have happy life if you produce or construct something as a life-long job.
Jobs have created several techno-items, Mac, iPod, iPhone, and so on.
Most of his creations have changed the ways how people enjoy daily life over the world.
He loves to innovate things and change people's life. Therefore his own life should be very happy.
He understand how people love iPhone commonly over the world.
He loves his products more than he loves other people especially in his early days.
This makes his life not perfect. But nobody can have a perfect happiness.
He strongly influenced many people, especially for their adventurous up-and-down lifes.
He also influenced me in some sense.
He loves simplicity, beauty, and totality. I also love these qualities.
There are not so many genius. He is one of tech geniuses of our age, along with Bill Gates, Google founders, and Facebook founder.
Which do you like among big IT companies ?
I like Apple, Google, and Amazon, rather than Micro Soft or Facebook.
All of these are founded in US, which means US has been strong in IT.
Maybe Mr. Son of SoftBank can be compared with them in Japan.
Then how can we enjoy life like Steve Jobs ?
First we may need to 'stay hungry and fool'.
Then we find intellectual fellows, start-up a company and innovate something new.
Surely we need a good fortune.
Maybe US provides environment exclusively better than any countries for this kind of big dream.
His life also tell that even one of the richest man on earth can not remove diseases and avoid decease. Life is not long.
He said he like to produce good products rather than get profits.
To make good ones, he believe that all hardwares and softwares are designed and controlled by Apple.
He tried to make Apple keep dominating techno-production even after his death.
As of 2014, Apple still keeps great. But nobody knows what will happen in 10 years.
I think it is difficult to keep current shares without a genius in Apple.
Apple may merge or be merged by other big companies like IBM, HP, Sharp, or some Chinese giants.
I like Gate rather than Jobs in person.
Because Gate with his wife have gave the world a lot of his money for better lives of many poor and young people and he tries to inform the world about health problems world wide.
Compared with him, Steve looks like not interested in lives of poor countries.
This is very good for English learning and listening.