From the acclaimed Vanity Fair and GQ journalist–an unprecedented, in-depth portrait of the man whose return to Apple precipitated one of the biggest turnarounds in business history. With a new epilogue on Apple’s future survival in today’s roller-coaster economy, here is. The Second Coming of Steve Jobs [Alan Deutschman] on spawdelacseopror.ga *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. From the acclaimed Vanity Fair and GQ. "Deutschman illuminates the attributes that have made Jobs not only a success but also an influential innovator in two major industries. "A fascinating portrait of the Apple Computer founder A mesmerizing, outstanding read, this book crackles with energy. "Alan Deutschman’s.
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PDF - The Second Coming of Steve Jobs. For the legions who revere Apple Computer's high-profile cofounder as a godlike figure, the aptly titled Second. DOWNLOAD OR READ: THE SECOND COMING OF STEVE JOBS ALAN DEUTSCHMAN PDF EBOOK EPUB MOBI. Page 1. Steve Jobs was born in San Francisco on 24 February, to unwed . second round of Apple's stock, and felt this could cement that opportunity. Jobs The coming years, which would notably consist of several high profile.
That Jobs is less than a sweetheart is old news; and it would hardly be interesting if not for the nature of his success. Even technophiles probably care little about the real character of, say, Michael Dell.
But Apple and Jobs have long received attention far out of proportion to the company's market share because, more than hardware and software, Apple makes symbols.
At its peaks under Jobs, it sold its loyal users an image of themselves. In , the graphics-based rather than text-based Macintosh made computing accessible.
In , the fruit-colored iMac epitomized today's cultural symbiosis of work and entertainment, enshrining a business tool as an artwork.
In other words, an utter jerk helped change society by making computers known for their niceness. Steve Jobs did not succeed so much because he made better widgets but because, at some deep level, he understands us. If he is a jerk, he is our jerk. To understand Jobs, then, is to understand not just his personality -- vain, petulant, cruel, yet irresistibly seductive even to those he abuses most -- but his aesthetic.
It is an aesthetic, Deutschman writes, influenced heavily by modernism and a back-to-the-land ethos -- the combo of spareness, sanctimony and gourmandism now de rigueur at better housewares and fine-foods stores across America. Jobs wanted the original Apple computers to come in cases made of beautiful blond koa wood. It was an outgrowth of Jobs's embrace of 60's counterculturalism -- he was a longtime, and rather irritating, vegetarian and lived in a commune.
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Jul 16, Harrismatte added it. Circa late middle school, early high school my parents bought us an Apple IIe for Christmas.
That computer saw us through high school history and English papers along with a dot matrix printer. I was aware that other Apple computers had come out during that time, but I didn't pay much attention. Graduate school had macintosh computers, and I wrote my dissertation on a fancy new G3 desktop.
I gave away my PC as Rachel had a macintosh. Her mom and grandparents went through many iterations of macs. Used an eMac or was it an iMac for my post-doc.
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Bought our first computer together in , a Dell laptop to travel across the country with us. Then a Dell desktop, then another Dell laptop. Both of my employers used IBM compatibles. I've used XP, Vista, and 7.
I see myself as a Windows person, but I have a checkered past and I love technology. So perhaps it is not surprising that I started following Apple when the first iphone came out. And not just Apple, but Steve Jobs.
Sadly, I watched the iphone 4S unveiling when Steve wasn't there and passed soon afterward. I watched the Apple remembrance. Steve, his company, and its products have inspired and wowed me, so I wanted to know more about Steve. He wasn't perfect which this book definitely brings to light. And perhaps he got more credit for Pixar than deserved. But he was a visionary and a showman full of hyperbole, and he wanted to bring computers to the masses.
And for that, I am very grateful. Apr 14, Sheila rated it it was amazing. This is was and still remains to be a major inspiration for me! If you are a computer tech head, business owner or a creative person, I highly recommend this read! View 1 comment. Steve Jobs was a driven man who was a futurist and brought Apple back from the brink of extinction, and brought us an iGeneration of everything. That is of course after being fired by Apple many decades earlier, fighting his own inner demons, and quite frankly if this book is to be believed an Jekyll and Hyde character of the charismatic persona to an absolute prick to those who worked for him and interviewed him.
As a parent I also did not warm to a person that would not acknowledge his first b Steve Jobs was a driven man who was a futurist and brought Apple back from the brink of extinction, and brought us an iGeneration of everything.
A leader can be a perfectionist and still be inspired by their staff and also be respectful; Jobs appears to come across as sporadically respectful of others and rather arrogant enough to think that others should be inspired only by him. I enjoyed the way this book was written, yes it was written by one of those journalists ceremoniously with whom Jobs was completely rude to; and I acknowledge this book did cast a negative slant.
This book however left me seeking out other sources to see if it was simply biased without seeing all the positives that Jobs brought to the world.
This is the sign of a good book, when it piques your interest about a topic. By all accounts this is a balanced view of Steve Jobs based on the open source information available. A great read. Mar 11, Rodney rated it liked it. Clearly this book did not add a great deal to the often rumored Bi-Polar personality of Steve Jobs.
It did however add a very important concept, technology isn't so much about producing a product any longer, it's about content and content consumption. I do not know a great deal of the early history of Apple. At some point Jobs had to have technical knowledge along the lines of Bill Gates writing software code.This book however left me seeking out other sources to see if it was simply biased without seeing all the positives that Jobs brought to the world.
On Mac OS X's Aqua user interface, as quoted in Fortune magazine 24 January You've baked a really lovely cake, but then you've used dog shit for frosting. Join Reader Rewards and earn your way to a free book! His best friend through high school was a boy two years younger, Alan Baum, another bright electronics whiz, who eventually went on to MIT. Kottke finally cut all his hair, not out of some inappropriate fashion statement but because the lice and the fleas and the filth drove him to it.
It's very character-building.
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