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- vii, 359 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Simon, William L.
- "Most satisfying of Job's achievements during his rise from the ashes was his recapture of Apple, ten years after being booted out of the company."--BOOK JACKET."iCon takes a look at the most astounding figure in a business era noted for its mavericks, oddballs, and iconoclasts. Drawing on a wide range of sources in Silicon Valley and Hollywood, Jeffrey Young, author of the first-ever Steve Jobs biography, and coauthor William Simon provide new perspectives on the legendary creation of Apple in a Silicon Valley garage and detail Job's meteoric rise as the prototypical digital wunderkind and the devastating plunge that left him not only out of Apple, but out of the computer-making business entirely." "Still stinging with embarrassment after his crash from the heights, he waged a tough negotiation with George Lucas for the purchase of the legendary filmmaker's computer animation business - at one-third of the asking price - and pressured his "partners" into settling for a modest percentage of what would become Pixar, keeping the remainder for himself.".Includes bibliographical references, p. 337-344.Includes index.Pt. 1. Flowering and withering -- 1. Roots -- 2. A company is born -- 3. Let's be pirates! -- 4. Learning to fail -- Pt. 2. New beginning -- 5. The neXT step -- 6. Show business -- 7. Master of ceremonies -- 8. Icon -- Pt. 3. Defining the future -- 9. Mogul -- 10. Breaking new ground -- 11. iPod, iTunes, therefore I am -- 12. Clash of the titans -- 13. Showtime.