Monday, 26 September 2011

What's on the Book Vine #2: Steve Jobs and Apple

On August 24th 2011, die-hard Apple fans across the world woke to the news that the CEO of the company, Steve Jobs had resigned due to prolonged illness. Speculation about the future of the company has been in the headlines ever since as has Jobs. Jobs is certainly a trail-blazer in his field and many wonder whether Apple can continue to be a leader in computer technology without him at the helm. But who is Steve Jobs and what has made him such a business icon?

No doubt Jobs' resignation will signal the release of an up-to-date tell-all biography in the very near future that will answer all of our questions. But, if you're not willing to wait for the official story, then you might like to dip your head into an unauthorized look at how Steve Jobs has got to where he is today via a book titled iCon by Jeffrey Young and William Simon. This book takes us back to Silicon Valley in the 1970s where it all began for Jobs, and charts his first rise to success, his subsequent fall, and his astounding comeback that has seen him scale the dizzy heights of cutting-edge technology ever since. Whether you're a computer geek or not, the story of how one man has managed to gain such cult status is certainly of interest.

If you'd like to purchase a copy of iCon: Steve Jobs - The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business (by Jeffrey Young and William Simon) just click through to the Reading Habit website using this link - BUY: iCon - Steve Jobs (Young and Simon). And, if you'd like to read the official press release about Steve Jobs' resignation just click through here to the official Apple media page.