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Becoming Steve Jobs

The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

Brent Schlender

Now in paperback, the #1 New York Times bestselling biography of how Steve Jobs became the most visionary CEO in history. With a new foreword by Marc Andreessen and new afterword by the authors, Becoming Steve Jobs is a narrative on Jobs' evolution as a manager and leader, as an astute CEO, as a father, and as a visionary with an unparalled sense o...
Publish Date
First Published in 2015
Goodreads rating
The new book “Becoming Steve Jobs” ( has me thinking of my old friend. A true visionary. #TBT      source
Square would not exist without the work and persistence of Steve Jobs. I am forever grateful. Amazing read.      source
In this deeply-researched book, you'll find the most honest portrait of the real Steve Jobs.      source
@geo_b42 “Becoming Steve Jobs” is as close as you can get, in my opinion. It’s a great book — an enjoyable read, accurate, lots to learn.      source
A biography of the famous Apple CEO. I read the Walter Isaacson biography last year, but found this one slightly better.      source
Q: What books do you feel are important reading for people on your career path? P.A.: Biographies of people who have ‘built skyscrapers’ (my term); for example: Becoming Steve Jobs by Brent Schlender.      source
Becoming Steve Jobs gives a fresh perspective on Steve Jobs’ journey from inspiring but immature entrepreneur into an inspired and mature company-builder.      source
After working with Steve for over 25 years, I feel this book captures with great insight the growth and complexity of a truly extraordinary person.      source