Author(s): Brent Schlender
BECOMING STEVE JOBS will be the first comprehensive look at Jobs' years following his dismissal from Apple. During this time a combination of exile, failure and family saw him mature from the childish genius who left in disgrace in the mid-80s, to the man who returned just over a decade later to create a world changing, visionary company. Based on recently rediscovered, personal taped interviews between Jobs and Schlender - who had known each other for 25 years - as well as various sources from Job's business and personal life, this groundbreaking book will focus on the maturation of the most important business figure in modern history: how it happened, why it happened, and what that meant for Jobs, Apple, and business and culture around the world.
Co-authored by Fortune journalist Brent Schlender and Fast Company Executive Editor Rick Tetzeli, and containing exclusive material, this revelatory book will cast an entirely new light on the man behind the most successful company of all time.
Brent Schlender, 58 years old, is one of the 'graybeards' of Silicon Valley journalism, having covered the digital revolution almost since it's inception, including 10 years at The Wall Street Journal, and two decades as FORTUNE's lead technology writer. He has won numerous writing awards, and in 2010 was named a 'Silicon Valley Visionary' by SD Forum, the software industry's international trade association. Rick Tetzeli is executive editor of Fast Company. He was Managing Editor of Entertainment Weekly, and Deputy Editor of Fortune. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Mari, and their three children.