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August Book Discussion: 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.

Steve Jobs

by Walter

Isaacson

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.

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  • Jennifer

    Wonderful discussion, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Seeing the movie first was a special treat as well. Great day, looking forward to September! Thanks all.

    August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hate that I missed it, but I had to work. :-(

    August 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It is with deep irony that I report that I must have been using Apple maps on my iPhone to find Saladellia! It had me searching some 4 or 5 miles away right next to downtown. (I downloaded Google maps when I got home.) So sorry I missed all of you and I'll see you at the next Meetup!

    August 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thank you Jennifer I noticed that you are a credits reader- e.g. delayed coming our of the

      August 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Jeeze I can't even type right. I'll see you next time!

      August 24, 2013

  • Caroline

    Hi Abbi, I wish you had been able to come too, but since you said you had stuff going on at home I figured that you might not make it. .
    Bill, I'm really sorry that you couldn't find it.

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry I missed this. See you all next month.

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Can 4201 University Dr possibly be the correct address

    August 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Loved the book. I hate that I'll have to miss this.

    August 24, 2013

  • Caroline

    Hi everyone, please plan on coming even if you haven't finished the book. I realize it's a lot to get through. I'm not sure if I'll be at the movie, but see everyone at Saladelia.

    August 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I've really been looking forward to this, as I was very impressed with the writing of the book and am curious about other people's reactions to both the writing and content. I also have had to schedule work done on my house and may be as late as 4:30. See you all then.

    August 21, 2013

  • Jennifer

    Hi there, did anyone realize that the movie based on this book comes out on August 16th? I'd love to see it in conjunction with our Book Club meeting, either before, same day or after. Anyone else interested? Peace, Jennifer

    August 13, 2013

    • Christy

      How about at Wynnsong theater on the 24th before book club? It's showing at 1:10 this Saturday; if the times are the same next weekend, that time would work well for attending the movie then going to Saladelia at 4, which is just a couple blocks away.

      August 15, 2013

    • Jennifer

      Works for me, thanks.

      August 15, 2013

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