Crabtree Groundbreaker Biographies tell the stories of people from a variety of walks of life whose talent, courage, skill, and vision have inspired millions. These stories will fascinate readers with their in-depth portraits of people who have risen to the top of their fields, achieved excellence and recognition, and provided examples of achievement and character for people of all ages and backgrounds. A pioneer of the personal computer, Steve Jobs was a visionary entrepreneur who helped usher the world into the digital age-in style and comfort. Born in 1955, Jobs grew up tinkering with basic electronics in the garage with his father. Although he dropped out of college, he would follow his passion for electronics and become famous for co-founding the computer company Apple. Equally known for his uncompromising product philosophy, he continued to innovate in the fields of animation, personal electronics, and marketing. Both Jobs and Apple had their share of ups and downs, including a power struggle that resulted in his leaving Apple for several years. After an amazing comeback, driven by the enormous success of such "children" of the iMac as the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, Jobs was diagnosed with cancer and passed away at the early age of 56 in 2011. Book jacket.
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Visionary Entrepreneur of the Digital Age