Steve Jobs: Die autorisierte Biografie des Apple-Gründers

C. Bertelsmann Verlag
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Die Biografie des Jahres über einen der revolutionärsten Entwickler der Welt

Macintosh, iMac, iPod, iTunes, iPhone, iPad – Steve Jobs hat der digitalen Welt mit der Kultmarke Apple Ästhetik und Aura gegeben. Wo Bill Gates für solide Alltagsarbeit steht, ist der Mann aus San Francisco die Stilikone des IT-Zeitalters, ein begnadeter Vordenker, der kompromisslos seiner Idee folgt. Genial und selbstbewusst hat er trotz ökonomischer und persönlicher Krisen den Apfel mit Biss (Bite) zum Synonym für Innovation und Vision gemacht.

Doch wer ist dieser Meister der Inszenierung, was treibt ihn? Walter Isaacson gewann das Vertrauen des Apple-Chefs und konnte als erster Biograf während der langjährigen Recherchen auf seine uneingeschränkte Unterstützung ebenso bauen wie auf die seiner Familie, seiner Weggefährten und auch der Kontrahenten. Entstanden ist das Buch über Steve Jobs und sein Unternehmen – nicht nur für Apple-Fans.

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Publisher
C. Bertelsmann Verlag
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Published on
Oct 25, 2011
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Pages
704
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ISBN
9783641074623
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Language
German
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Genres
Biography & Autobiography / General
Biography & Autobiography / Political
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