Revolutionaries: Steve Jobs: The Authorized Biography

About This Episode



From the best-selling biographer of "Albert Einstein" and "Benjamin Franklin" comes the authorized story of Steve Jobs, one of the most celebrated global business figures in history. Award-winning author and journalist Walter Isaacson enjoyed unprecedented access to Jobs and conducted more than 40 personal interviews with him over two years. In addition, he talked to more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues.

The result is a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and intense personality of a creator, entrepreneur and executive whose fierce drive and passion for perfection revolutionized personal computers, animated movies, music, mobile phones, tablet computing digital publishing and “apps.” The Computer History Museum´s Revolutionaries series welcomes Isaacson for a conversation about Jobs’ life, inspiration and legacy with Museum CEO John Hollar.

Revolutionaries is the Computer History Museum´s acclaimed speaker series, featuring renowned innovators, business and technology leaders, and authors in enthralling conversations often with leading journalists. The audiences learn about the process of innovation, its risks and rewards, and failure that led to ultimate success.

*Recorded at the Computer History Museum December 13, 2011