“Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader,” an upcoming biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, promises to provide an inside look at the late Apple CEO, via interviews with many in Jobs’ inner circle, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, and Jobs’ widow Laurene Powell Jobs.
From the book’s website:
The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader
A brilliantly reported, compellingly written book that overturns the conventional view of Steve Jobs—the Jobs that is frozen forever as half genius, half jerk—Becoming Steve Jobs answers the central question about the life and career of the Apple cofounder and CEO: How did a young man so reckless and arrogant that he was exiled from the company he founded become the most effective visionary business leader of our time?
The book, written by tech journalist Brent Schlender and Fast Company executive editor Rick Tetzeli, is compiled from 25 years of Jobs-related interviews and information, culled from Jobs’ family, friends, and competitors.
Schlender, formerly with The Wall Street Journal, and Fortune, first met Jobs during his exile from Apple, in 1986. Schlender established a relationship with the Apple co-founder, conducting numerous interviews with Jobs over the next 25 years.
“Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader,” is due for release on March 24, and is available for preorder from Amazon.com, (both hardcover, and Kindle editions), and the Apple iBooks Store.