The visionary behind so much of innovation in the world of technology had left the world not before giving enough inspiration to people. Many take Steve Jobs as one of those to learn from, to learn from the visionary ideas that he had, the creativity he showed all the while, and then, the dedication that he had towards work.
If you are a bookworm and a seeker of inspiration at the same time, you might want to check out the list of the best books that are based on Steve Jobs. Some of them talk about his life, the way he created the fortune and some books talk about his skills of leadership and presentation.
by Walter Isaacson
Based on more than forty interviews with Steve Jobs conducted over two years – as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues – this is the acclaimed, internationally bestselling biography of the ultimate icon of inventiveness. Walter Isaacson tells the story of the rollercoaster life and searingly intense personality of the creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
Kindle version: $2.82 | Hardcover $17.19 | Paperback $11.99
by Karen Blumenthal
From the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college after one semester, and at the age of twenty, created Apple in his parents’ garage with his friend Steve Wozniack. Then came the core and hallmark of his genius–his exacting moderation for perfection, his counterculture life approach, and his level of taste and style that pushed all boundaries.
Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal takes us to the core of this complicated and legendary man while simultaneously exploring the evolution of computers. Framed by Jobs’ inspirational Stanford commencement speech and illustrated throughout with black and white photos, this is the story of the man who changed our world.
Kindle version: $3.48 | Hardcover $13.45 | Paperback $4.99
Do you want to know what made Steve Jobs, so successful and innovative? This book offers an introduction to Jobs, his business success while building the most valuable company in the world and the lessons that we can learn from him. It is not a textbook nor a biography, but more of a cheat sheet for reading on the bus or in the bathroom, so that you can pick out the most significant points without having to carry around a bag of weighty tomes. You can read it all in one sitting, or look up specific case studies as and when you are looking for inspiration or direction. The 50 lessons outlined here are drawn from interviews Jobs has given, from the numerous blogs and books written about him, and, most importantly, from the successes and failures on his road to the Building the greatest company and products in the world.
Kindle version: $0.88 | Paperback: $6.69
With a new foreword by Marc Andreessen and new afterword by the authors, Becoming Steve Jobs is a narrative on Jobs’ evolution as a manager and leader, as an astute CEO, as a father, and as a visionary with an unparalleled sense of what consumers wanted—before they knew what they wanted themselves. But he didn’t start out with those skills. When he first left Apple in 1985 and struck out to form his own company, NeXT, he knew little about running a company, holding to a budget, or developing successful products. It was during his years in the wilderness, unsuccessfully launching NeXT and helping to revitalize Pixar, that he learned the skills that would make him so successful upon his return to Apple in 1996.
Kindle version: $5.31 | Hardcover: $10.99 | Paperback: $12.23
by Carmine Gallo
Celebrating the life and legacy of one of the most influential innovators of all time, The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs has become a landmark in the field, as powerful and inspirational as the man himself. This essential guide shows you how to apply Steve Jobs’s seven principles of innovation to any field, dream, or endeavor.
For Jobs, Apple’s slogan “Think Different” was more than a marketing tool. It was a way of life―a powerful, positive, game-changing approach to innovation that you can use to unlock your creative potential, turn your passions and ideas into revolutionary products, and captivate your customers by doing what you love.
Hardcover: $13.84 | Paperback: $12.23 | MP3 CD: $9.99
by Carmine Gallo
Former Apple CEO Steve Jobs’s wildly popular presentations have set a new global gold standard―and now this step-by-step guide shows you exactly how to use his crowd-pleasing techniques in your own presentations.
The Presentation Secrets of Steve Jobs is as close as you’ll ever get to having the master presenter himself speak directly in your ear. Communications expert Carmine Gallo has studied and analyzed the very best of Jobs’s performances, offering point-by-point examples, tried-and-true techniques, and proven presentation secrets in 18 “scenes,”
Hardcover: $14.84 | Paperback: $12.23 | MP3 CD: $9.97
by Pam Pollack
Steve Jobs, adopted in infancy by a family in San Francisco, packed a lot of life into fifty-six short years. In this Who Was…? biography, children will learn how his obsession with computers and technology at an early age led him to co-found and run Apple, in addition to turning Pixar into a ground-breaking animation studio. A college dropout, Jobs took unconventional steps in his path to success and inspired the best and the brightest to come with him and “change the world.”
Kindle version: $1.84 | Paperback: $3.85