Authorized Steve Jobs biography due in November

He runs the second biggest publicly traded company on the planet (sometimes it's the biggest, period, depending on the stock price) but Apple's founder and CEO Steve Jobs still remains a fairly private individual. In a few months some of that mystery surrounding one of the most powerful business leaders in the world will be uncovered. The New York Times has confirmed that "Steve Jobs: A Biography" will head to store shelves (and presumably on Apple's iBook Store) on November 21 via publisher Simon and Schuster.

The 448 page book was originally scheduled to be released in March 2012. A spokesperson for the book publisher said simply that the reason the biography's release was moved up was because "the book is now ready." While technically not an "official" biography of Jobs, the book's author Walter Isaacson spent over two years interviewing Jobs in over 40 separate sessions. He also interviewed family members, friends, co-workers and others. This book should be an interesting read, especially since Simon and Schuster claims that Jobs " ... asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published."

The timing of the new release date is a bit interesting as the new iPhone 5 and the new iPods from Apple should be released several weeks before the book comes out. Jobs himself is not likely to be promoting the book's release. He's still on medical leave and while he is still highly involved in Apple's activities he has left the day-to-day work to other Apple executives.

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He turned apple around just as he made it fail in the 80's. And borrowed money from bill gates? Yeah right...then copy web OS. You ain't foolin me.

Steve Jobs is one of the greatest CEO's to ever live. It's really amazing how he turned Apple around and I cant wait to read his biography that may tell how he did some of it.

Adamb10 said,
Steve Jobs is one of the greatest CEO's to ever live. It's really amazing how he turned Apple around and I cant wait to read his biography that may tell how he did some of it.

Not even in the top 1000
Just a seller of overpriced fashion accessories

wmacdona said,

Not even in the top 1000
Just a seller of overpriced fashion accessories


Lol. Call them overpriced fashion accessories if you wish, but any company would jump at the chance to emulate Apple's success. They completely changed the music and phone markets pretty much single-handedly, and are drastically changing the pc market so that even Microsoft are playing catch up. Say what you will, but Steve Jobs is definitely up there

Tk1917 said,
...that even Microsoft are playing catch up.
Yes, with 90% of market share, Microsoft must do a lot of catch up. Microsoft still owns Apple in server/client, development and hi-tech entertainment market.

Tk1917 said,

Lol. Call them overpriced fashion accessories if you wish, but any company would jump at the chance to emulate Apple's success. They completely changed the music and phone markets pretty much single-handedly, and are drastically changing the pc market so that even Microsoft are playing catch up. Say what you will, but Steve Jobs is definitely up there

O rly? Didn't know that stealing work from Microsoft is considered out-innovating Microsoft these days...
If it weren't for MS, nearly all of Apple's rip-off products wouldn't exist today. Well known fact.

isn't it obvious that Bill, Steve, Michael, Larry and no doubt a few others only got to where they are not because of their intellect, but because they found the crashed roswell wreckage back in 1947 whilst on a camping trip. The wreckage turned out to be from the 24th century and these guys managed to reverse engineer the tech and drip fed it out to the masses during the late part of the 20th century. Just saying...

still1 said,
biography about what a jerk he is???

I know; it's common knowledge that he's kind of a self-absorbed ego-maniacal jerk.

wmacdona said,
Just a seller of overpriced fashion accessories like the i(diot)phone.

That made everyone else play catch-up... Like the iDiotPod and iDiotTunes...

"Simon and Schuster claims that Jobs " ... asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published.""

LOL. I find that very hard to believe.

ahhell said,
"Simon and Schuster claims that Jobs " ... asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published.""
LOL. I find that very hard to believe.

Its easy to believe if you make sure that guy is a worshipper first, just like an employee in The Mac Store. You know, maybe first chapter will start from description of Job's birth which was announced by birds, a double rainbow and the birth of a new star,... oh wait...

I don't expect it'll be anything less than a 'sucky sucky I want a free Mac' kind of thing, but the man's life story is a brilliant one. Not just with his work at Apple, but Pixar as well.

Say what you want about Apple, but there's no denying that Jobs is a fascinating, clever and complicated guy. Anyone who's interested in modern computing and how some of the big tech businesses came to be would be a fool to pass this up purely because they "hate" Apple and think people own iPhones are "sheep" - this guy has seen and done it all, and I reckon it'll be a fascinating read.

Beyond Godlike said,
Gotta admit the guys a genius, he formed a cult even more devoted than scientologists

What a load of rubbish.

Beyond Godlike said,
Gotta admit the guys a genius, he formed a cult even more devoted than scientologists

If I hadn't already registered, I would, just to call you out for being such an idiot. He is a genius, just like Bill Gates or James Dyson. Period. No need for your petty slur.

r3stle55 said,

If I hadn't already registered, I would, just to call you out for being such an idiot. He is a genius, just like Bill Gates or James Dyson. Period. No need for your petty slur.


You cannot compare Bill gates with steve.... Bill have done so many good things to the community... Yes, Steve has its own style..... The one who really deserve a biography is the one who did something to the community.... what would he write in his biography??? How to be a jerk?