'Becoming Steve Jobs' now available on iBooks, Kindle, Audible, and more

Steve Jobs and iPad
Steve Jobs and iPad (Image credit: Apple)

Written by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, the book covers the life of Steve Jobs, and includes interviews with Apple executives like Tim Cook.

Becoming Steve Jobs takes on and breaks down the existing myth and stereotypes about Steve Jobs. The conventional, one-dimensional view of Jobs is that he was half-genius, half-jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike. Becoming Steve Jobs answers the central question about the life and career of the Apple cofounder and CEO: How did a young man so reckless and arrogant that he was exiled from the company he founded become the most effective visionary business leader of our time, ultimately transforming the daily life of billions of people?Drawing on incredible and sometimes exclusive access, Schlender and Tetzeli tell a different story of a real human being who wrestled with his failings and learned to maximize his strengths over time. Their rich, compelling narrative is filled with stories never told before from the people who knew Jobs best, and who decided to open up to the authors, including his family, former inner circle executives, and top people at Apple, Pixar and Disney, most notably Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Eddy Cue, Ed Catmull, John Lasseter, Robert Iger and many others. In addition, Brent knew Jobs personally for 25 years and draws upon his many interviews with him, on and off the record, in writing the book. He and Rick humanize the man and explain, rather than simply describe, his behavior. Along the way, the book provides rich context about the technology revolution we all have lived through, and the ways in which Jobs changed our world.

My copy is downloading now.

Rene Ritchie

Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.

  • Worthless
  • All those prices are too high anyways, but the iBook being almost $3 cheaper...... Why?
  • This is the true Apple way....come now, you know this
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  • Already got it for free by signing up for Audible's subscription. Love it so far. Sent from the iMore App
  • It's $11.99 on Kindle for me... Sent from the iMore App
  • Just downloaded. Starting to listen.
  • The Apple fanboys are all working hard on memorizing every word now! There will be a test next week. LOL
    Seriously, I got my hardcopy from Amazon this morning from my pre-order and I can't wait to start reading it and compare it with Isaacson's bio. The early reviews are positive like the first bio but from the chatter, these authors went to great lengths to speak to many current and former Apple, Pixar and Next insiders. And before everyone trashes Isaacson, remember that he most likely for many reasons did NOT have this type of access all these people as Steve was living at the time--wasn't his major source of information even Steve himself?