Commerce Club Atlanta
Book Discussion Group, "Steve Jobs"[ X ]
Want to help us select the books we will discuss for the first half of 2013?
By November 16, 2012, submit up to 2 proposed books (with title, author, and a short review of what the book is about from Amazon(R) or similar) to Member Douglas H. Duerr email@example.com, or bring your ideas to the November 14, 2012 Book Discussion Group (details below). He will collect all of the submissions into a single document and send it out to all who wish to vote on the selections. The winning submissions will then be discussed at our meetings in January, March, and May. Questions? Feel free to email or call Douglas at (404) 582-8432.
November 14th selection: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=steve+jobs
At each book discussion group, a drawing is held where the winner receives the next selection with compliments from the Club.
No need to read the selection to enjoy the discussion!
These gatherings are complimentary including hor d'oeuvres.
Cocktails on Member account.
Business attireBook Discussion Group
No need to read the selection to enjoy the discussion! Wednesday, November 14th, 6pm-7pm. "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson. Complimentary Hors d'Oeuvres. http://www.amazon.com/Steve-Jobs-Walter-Isaacson/dp/1451648537 Steve Jobs By Walter Isaacson.
Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.
At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination. He knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology. He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.
Although Jobs cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published. He put nothing off-limits. He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly. And Jobs speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against. His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, perfectionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.
Driven by demons, Jobs could drive those around him to fury and despair. But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple’s hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system. His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.