Now updated to cover the acquisition of Pixar by Disney"An interesting and engaging tale. Warts and all, for better or worse, Steve Jobs is undisputedly an American business icon." -The Miami HeraldThis unflinching and completely unauthorized portrait reveals how Steve Jobs staged the greatest second act in the history of business. Taking us back to the heady days of Silicon Valley in the 1970s, iCon shows how Jobs achieved his first great success, rising from an outcast high school electronics nerd to become the driving force behind Apple and avatar of the computer revolution, only to be driven from the company in failure and disgrace. It then takes us behind-the-scenes as Jobs works his way toward an astounding comeback, revolutionizing the entertainment industry with Pixar, reclaiming the throne at Apple, and, with the extraordinary success of the iPod, regaining his reputation as arguably the greatest innovator of the digital age. As the book ends, Disney has just acquired Pixar, making Jobs Disney's largest shareholder-and setting the stage for act three."Provides insight into inner business strategies and power plays between larger-than-life personalities such as Disney boss Michael Eisner." -USA Today"A fascinating tale of an imaginative genius." -BookPage"One of the most captivating business biographies of recent years. Young and Simon have done a masterful job." -Fort Worth Star-TelegramYoung, Jeffrey S. is the author of 'Icon Steve Jobs, The Greatest Second Act in the History of Business', published 2006 under ISBN 9780471787846 and ISBN 0471787841.