Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
Esteemed biographer Walter Isaacson who’s previous biographies include Albert Einstein and Franklin Roosevelt was first approached in 2004 by Steve Jobs to under take the writing of his life. At first Isaacson declined Job’s offer citing that ‘Jobs was too young’ but later in 2009 as Job’s health was deteriorating Job’s wife Laurene Powell approached Isaacson again and said “If you are ever going to do a book on Steve, you’d better do it now”
Isaacson was granted over 40 interviews with Jobs and given access to his family, close friends and colleagues. Jobs insisted that he wanted a accurate and honest portrayal of his life and the book goes into great detail about his abandonment as a child and his overpowering influence on those around him.
The two videos from 60 Minutes below chronicles the process which went into writing the book and give an insight into why Jobs was so successful and how much it that success cost him.