THE BIOGRAPHY of Apple CEO Steve Jobs is set for release in early 2012.
The book, iSteve: The Book of Jobs, has been given the nod of approval by publisher Simon & Schuster after Jobs agreed to participate, according to ABC News.
Biographer Walter Isaacson has been working on the biography since 2009. He interviewed Apple employees, members of Jobs' family, the company's competitors and Jobs himself.
A number of unauthorised biographies have been written, but iSteve will be the first authorised account of the life of the successful businessman. An unauthorised biography in 2005 entitled iCon: Steve Jobs, The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business met with disapproval by Apple and might have been the reason Jobs agreed to cooperate with this project.
Isaacson has previously written biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein and held executive posts at CNN and Time magazine, as well as serving as the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, which focuses on education and policy studies.
The publisher compared Jobs with Franklin and Einstein, calling him a "revolutionary genius". Jobs has certainly contributed a lot to the field of technology, but we would suggest that such a comparison is far fetched and more in the interests of increased sales than accuracy. µ
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