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Steve Jobs’ Bio Author Walter Isaacson Shares Steve’s Personal Side With 60 Minutes

The official authorized Steve Jobs biography is out today. Author Walter Isaacson got to see a personal side of Steve having more than 40 interviews with him for the book. View Isaacson’s full interview with 60 Minutes where he reveals a lot of what he learned about Steve’s business sense and personal life.

Seven years ago, Steve Jobs asked Walter Isaacson, a former editor of TIME Magazine, if he would write his biography. Isaacson, who has done books about Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein, thought the request presumptuous and premature, since Jobs was still a young man. What Isaacson didn’t know at the time, and only a few people did, was that Jobs was about to undergo surgery for pancreatic cancer and was feeling his mortality. It speaks to the secrecy with which Jobs conducted his life and his business, adding mystery to an already compelling figure.

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