Steve Jobs Biography by Walter Isaacson is finally out and now it has started shipping across the world. This is probably the most awaited biography in the history, especially because the release of official Biography and death of Steve Jobs have coincided so close together.
Excerpts from this just released biography have been appearing in the media for couple of weeks now and they have been fiercely being discussed among netizens. In the days following the death of Jobs, the demand for this book was so high that Amazon’s sales algorithms charted a 41,800% increase in pre-orders for this $17.88 book.
The biography has also been on the Amazon’s Best Sellers list for over 45 days now and will probably remain there for a long time.
Steve Jobs Biography available on Kindle
Kindle users can immediately buy a copy and start reading it on Kindle – However, the cost of Kindle edition is equivalent to buying a Hard Copy itself (roughly Rs. 900). So unless you are too eager, you should wait. Having said that, I am not sure if the Hard copy from Amazon will be shipped to India. The only option probably remaining to Indian users is to buy an overpriced Kindle version.
There obviously is another way – downloading Pirated copies, which have already been uploaded to various torrent sites. But, I strongly recommend not using it, atleast out of respect for Steve Jobs – I am sure you can do it!
Here are some excerpts from the initial Amazon reviews of this Steve Job’s Biography
Loyd E. Eskildson "Pragmatist writes:
Bottom-Line: Isaacson’s work is a worthy summary of a genius who lived every day to the fullest. Management/marketing researchers and general readers will enjoy and benefit from its reading.
Isaacson’s work is a window into the life (and mind) of an intensely private man and despite his bouts of callousness – a sensitive man. The description of Silicon valley by Jobs, harks back to an era before outsourcing – a time of true American exceptionalism. In many ways looking back, Jobs and Isaacson do a masterful job of connecting the dots. The brief musings about iTVs and textbooks may form the bedrock for Apples future market cap and Jony Ives’ genius.
I would very highly recommend this much anticipated book, not so much for Apple’s story – we all know that, but for an insight into the mind of one of the best innovators and businessmen of our generation. It’s a story well told about what has made Apple such a great business. It’s not about financial statements or quarterly results, it’s all about Apple sticking with the basics – quality, design, innovation, and the hunger to prove time and again that they (read Jobs) are special
All in all it looks like Steve Jobs Biography is going to be a great read – I can’t wait to get my hands on it!