Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender & Rick Tetzeli

Becoming Steve Jobs

By Brent Schlender & Rick Tetzeli

  • Release Date: 2015-03-24
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 64 Ratings
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We all think we know who Steve Jobs was, what made him tick, and what made him succeed.

Yet the single most important question about him has never been answered.

The young, impulsive, egotistical genius was ousted in the mid-80s from the company he founded, exiled from his own kingdom and cast into the wilderness. Yet he returned a decade later to transform the ailing Apple into the most successful company the world had ever seen.

How did this reckless upstart transform himself into a visionary business leader?

The first comprehensive study of Jobs' career following his dismissal from Apple, written with unparalleled access and insight, BECOMING STEVE JOBS offers a startling new portrait of the most important business figure in modern history. The most intimate biography yet of Jobs, written by the journalist who knew him better than any other, BECOMING STEVE JOBS draws on recently discovered interviews that have never before seen the light of day, and answers for the first time the most pressing questions about what made this legendary business leader such a success.

'Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli render a spectacular service with this book, giving fresh perspective on Steve Jobs' journey from inspiring but immature entrepreneur into an inspired and mature company-builder. Most important, they capture Jobs' resilience, his refusal to capitulate, his restless drive to stay in the game, his voracious appetite to learn-this, far more than genius, is what made him great. Becoming Steve Jobs gets the focus precisely right: not as a success story, but as a growth story. Riveting, insightful, uplifting-read it and learn!' Jim Collins, author of Good to Great

'BECOMING STEVE JOBS is fantastic. After working with Steve for over 25 years, I feel this book captures with great insight the growth and complexity of a truly extraordinary person. I hope that it will be recognized as the definitive history. Ed Catmull, President, Pixar and Disney Animation


  • As good a rendition as you'll find about the late Steve Jobs

    By DeGatesR29
    I've read all the Steve Jobs books, this book is as good as any out there. An engagement, well written book well worth the read.
  • Thank you

    By MacTrips
    One word, three letters 'Wow'. I feel like I know as much about who Steve Jobs was then those who worked with him all those years. 'Thank you' for a book that embodies what I take away from Steve and Apples work, that is providing and unforgettable experience.
  • Better than the Walter Isaacson one

    By Singh1611
    Having read both books, this one hands down beats the Walter Isaacson biography. This one is full of emotion and gives a fuller, deeper picture of Steve Jobs which I've not come across prior to this. Great read!
  • An incredible life

    By fairylightguy
    This was an inspiring story of a truely remarkable man .... The writing is as remarkable as the subject and in itself a wonderfully pieced together story that I found to be compelling reading .... It was an emotional, thrilling, absorbing read ... Right from the very first paragraph this book had me spell bound on Steves story and I felt I was taken on the amazing journey of the creation of Apple .... Thank you ... Sincerely Tony norrie
  • Fantastic.

    By damienvancoke
    What a great book. A deep and enriching perspective on such a great man and those around him. Inspiring.