Per official description of the book:
“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.”
“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.
Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.”
Apple also offers an Isaacson Jobs-Einstein-Franklin three pack for $47 and a Audiobook version of Steve Jobs narrated by Dylan Baker over 25 hours ($30).
Apple has posted a full video of the Steve Jobs memorial and celebration of his life held on October 19th, at the company’s Cupertino, California headquartes’ amphitheatre.
The video includes talks from many of Apple’s most prominent figures, including CEO Tim Cook, board members Al Gore and Bill Campbell, and the company’s SVP of industrial design, Jonathan Ive. The event also includes performances by Norah Jones, Coldplay, and Randy Newman.
However, the video is only viewable in Safari
One thing to note: the video plays in Safari, when viewed in other browsers you will on get a message that it will be available soon. By the way, nice trick, to increase Safari’s installation base.
The full video can be viewed at Apple’s website.