The top ten books to buy this Christmas

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The top ten books to buy this Christmas

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

This authorized biography of Steve Jobs is based on more than forty interviews with the tech wizard conducted over two years – in addition to interviews with more than one hundred family members, friends, adversaries and colleagues.

Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and 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.

Steve is said to have encouraged the people interviewed to speak honestly. And although he cooperated with the book, he asked for no control over its content other than the book's cover, and waived the right to read it before it was published.

This makes it a book filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.