Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

Category: Finance
Author: Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli, Marc Andreessen
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by WalterBright   2021-07-20
> the success of large businesses is more due to the value created by employees.

The obvious example is Steve Jobs. He turned around two floundering companies - Apple and Pixar - into immensely valuable companies, without changing the employees. You might argue that one was luck, but two? One right after the other? and the two were totally different businesses? You've got a lot of 'splaining to do about that.

See "The Making of Steve Jobs".

https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Steve-Jobs-Evolution-Visiona...

In fact, read any history book that focuses on one person or business, and find one that became a billionaire by blundering about.

As for them not being self-made, why didn't their makers, if they were so smart and endowed with resources, become billionaires? Are they so generous?

by graeme   2018-12-11
I enjoyed Becoming Steve Jobs. Covered the period of Jobs' return to Apple and also his growth of Pixar. His more mature phase, where he was able to nurturr organizations and had less of the unhinged asshole side about him.

https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Steve-Jobs-Evolution-Visiona...

Haven't read it, but I've heard there is a section of Creativity Inc where Ed Catmull talks about working with Steve and how they operated.

Finally, there's a site that occasionally surfaces here which had stories from the original Mac team. Folklore.org I think? That was a more raw period with more of a mix of immaturity in there.

But all of those have a variety of firsthand accounts.