CBS Releases Full 60 Minutes Interview With Steve Jobs Biographer Walter Isaacson

CBS Releases Full 60 Minutes Interview With Steve Jobs Biographer Walter Isaacson

CBS has posted its complete 60 Minutes interview with Steve Jobs Biographer Walter Isaacson.

The episode is divided into three main parts with one special feature for the web. The full interview transcript is also available for reading. Isaacson’s biography of Jobs will officially go on sale tomorrow, and the book has begun to appear already in certain iBook stores around the world.

The 60 Minutes interview with Isaacson is broken into three main parts: Part 1, Part 2, and What did Steve Jobs say about his rivals? There’s also a web extra entitled The Steve Jobs Family photo album.

All parts can be watched for free online. The transcript also includes info that has not been aired on TV.

An excerpt:

Walter Isaacson: He’s not warm and fuzzy.

And to do it, Isaacson interviewed more than 100 people – Jobs’ friends, family, co-workers and competitors.

Steve Kroft: I think it’s a tough book.

Isaacson: It’s a book that’s fair. I mean, this is a real human being.

Kroft: He had lots of flaws.

Isaacson: He was very petulant. He was very brittle. He could be very, very mean to people at times. Whether it was to a waitress in a restaurant, or to a guy who had stayed up all night coding, he could just really just go at them and say, “You’re doin’ this all wrong. It’s horrible.” And you’d say, “Why did you do that? Why weren’t you nicer?” And he’d say, “I really wanna be with people who demand perfection. And this is who I am.”

Head over to the CBS website for more.

(via MacRumors)

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  • Fernando Teixeira

    VERY INTERESTING! Imagine what’s on the book, I can’t wait for it!

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