Biography of Apple CEO Steve Jobs to arrive in November
The authorized biography of Apple CEO Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson is reportedly set to arrive on Nov. 21, 2011, ahead of its original release date of early 2012.
As noted by All Things D, bookseller Barnes & Noble has moved up the publication date for the title to November and revealed the new cover, an iconic black-and-white photo of Jobs.
It should be noted, however, that online retailer Amazon and Apple’s iBooks still list the book’s release date as March 6, 2012.
According to publisher Simon & Schuster’s description of the book, Jobs “asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off limits and instead encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly even foes, former girlfriends, and colleagues he had once fired or infuriated.
“Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.”
Jobs himself has said the book will be open about his own failures. “I’ve done a lot of things I’m not proud of, such as getting my girlfriend pregnant when I was 23 and the way I handled that,” he said. “But I don’t have any skeletons in my closet that can’t be allowed out.”
Should be an interesting read.