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Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson This book is a biography of Steve Jobs. The biography was requested by Steve Jobs to be written by Walter Isaacson who is best known for his best-selling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. The biography was conducted by countless interviews of Steve Jobs and his family, friends, and colleagues. The book gives a lot of information on Steve’s life from pretty much the start to the end; it also covers a lot of information and experience dealing with the business aspect of his life as well as the personal side. It was written and put together over the course of two years and was published on October 24, 2011 which was nineteen days after his death. Steve Jobs was a college dropout who went to Reed College in Portland Oregon which was one of the most expensive schools in the nation at the time. He went there because he wanted something more artistic and interesting than was offered at a state school. Jobs ended up working at Atari. Jobs helped improve some of the games by pushing chips to produce fun designs. One day, the founder of Atari Nolan Bushnell who was also Jobs entrepreneurial role model, called him into his office and sketched out a single-player version of pong on a blackboard and asked jobs to design it. Bushnell knowing that Jobs was not a great engineer knew that Jobs would seek help from Stephen Wozniak a high school friend of Jobs. While working on the single-player version of pong with Wozniak, Jobs realized that he has to be his own boss and that’s the only way his visions/ideas will become a reality. This turned out to be a key turning point in Steve Jobs life along with the amazing operating system that Wozniak had developed. This operating system sparked a vision for Jobs to strive for to be his own boss of his startup company Apple Computers. After presenting the operation system at homebrew,…...

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