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I, Steve
I, Steve
Steve Jobs In His Own Words
Edited by George Beahm

It's the same treatment given such luminaries as Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Hitchens and offers Jobs's views on life, death, technology and design, among other topics.

--Washington Post

Steve Jobs, whose resume twice cites "the vision thing," has given us some truly memorable quotes.



Fortune magazine proclaimed Jobs "the CEO of the decade." Harvard Business Review called him "the world's best-performing CEO." And the Wall Street Journal praised him as a "Person of the Decade."


The longtime CEO of Apple, Inc., which he co-founded in 1976, Steve Jobs stepped down from that role in August 2011, not long before his untimely death on October 5, 2011, bringing an end to one of the greatest, most transformative business careers in history. Over the years, Jobs has given countless interviews to the media, explaining what he calls "the vision thing"--his unmatched ability to envision, and bring to the marketplace, consumer products that people find simply irresistible.


Steve Jobs has made an indelible mark in multiple industries, and several of which he played an enormous role in creating. Consider the mark made by Jobs and Apple in the following fields: personal computers (laptop and desktop), apps (for multiple electronic devices), computer animation (Pixar), music (iTunes), telecommunications (iPhone), personal digital devices (iPod), books (iBook), and, most recently, tablets (iPad). Jobs is the greatest business visionary of this era. He has given us entertainment and productivity tools that fit seamlessly into our personal and professional lives, and transformed the ways in which we work and play.


Drawn from more than three decades of media coverage—-print, electronic, and online—-this book serves up the best, most thought-provoking insights spoken by Steve Jobs: more than two hundred quotations that are essential reading for everyone who seeks innovative solutions applicable to their business, regardless of size. It's the perfect gift or reference item for everyone interested in this great American original.




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Doug Seibold, publisher of I, Steve: Steve Jobs In His Own Words, discusses the book with Natalie Tejeda of KENS-San Antonio on her blog Tech Trends.


Title I, Steve
Subtitle Steve Jobs In His Own Words
Edition First Edition
Edited by George Beahm
Imprint B2 Books
Audience 01 General / trade
Title First Published 19 October 2011
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 160 p.
ISBN-10 1-932841-66-0
ISBN-13 978-1-932841-66-4
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781932841664
Publication Date 15 November 2011
Main content page count 160
Dimensions 4.5 x 7 in.
Weight 10 oz.
List Price $10.95
Format ePub
Nb of pages 160 p.
ISBN-10 1-57284-693-3
ISBN-13 978-1-57284-693-7
GTIN13 (EAN13) 9781572846937
Publication Date 15 November 2011
Main content page count 160
List Price $4.99

Additional Materials

Doug Seibold, Agate president, discusses Steve Jobs's role as the "signal American business leader" on CLTV. Clip starts at 4:30 into the video.
“'In 2010, with the end of the decade, people began to wake up to what an enormous impact [Jobs] was having not just in technology but in media and entertainment,' said Doug Seibold, president of Agate Publishing, Inc."
I, Steve: Steve Jobs In His Own Words has been garnering a great deal of attention in the wake of Steve Jobs's passing.
Courtesy of
Steve Jobs 2005 commencement speech at Stanford
Courtesy of Stanford University

I, Steve press kit ( pdf 149 KB )


Press Reviews

Washington Post
Oct 7, 2011
It's the same treatment given such luminaries as Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Hitchens and offers Jobs’s views on life, death, technology and design, among other topics.
- Timothy R. Smith
Oct 5, 2011
Steve Jobs, whose resume twice cites "the vision thing," has given us some truly memorable quotes.
There have been many books written about Jobs before and after his recent death, however, if you really want to know what made him tick, there is nothing better than to hear from the master himself

- Norm Goldman

Oct 7, 2011
"A new book revealing many of Steve Jobs' most illuminating quotes..."
- Lance Whitney

Huffington Post
Oct 6, 2011
One of the most insightful, brilliant, successful--and, yes--quotable geniuses in tech history.
- Jason O. Gilbert

Colorado Biz magazine
This handy 160-page paperback groups Jobs' quotes by subject and is the kind of book you want to have handy when you need a moment of inspiration.
- Mike Cote

Oct 19, 2011
But the kind of book about an individual that I particularly enjoy are those that contain stories, anecdotes, and quotations from a particular individual, and we have just that in I, Steve...anyone

- Craig Mathis

Oct 6, 2011
The kind of book that you read, think about, and then pass on to a friend or colleague...I learned a lot about Jobs' thinking process.
- Allen Stern

Law Technology News
Sep 30, 2011
A short work to be dipped into for nuggets of business (or law firm) wisdom.
- Michael Roach
Sep 22, 2011
Steve Jobs, who brought the world the iPhone, the iPad, the iPod and so much more, has left a rich history, both of technological innovations and of thoughts about what people want from them. Perhaps it's inevitable that a book about him would be titled I, Steve.
- Ned Potter

The Observer's BetaBeat Blog
Sep 20, 2011
A 160 page collection of quotes from the most iconic product pitchman since P. T. Barnum.
- Ben Popper

Sep 20, 2011
A much better Jobs product is coming soon. It'll entertain you for hours, and no — it is not a Jobs-branded iPad or anything similarly high-tech. It is, friends, an old-fashioned book!
- Hillary Reinsberg

The Next Web
Sep 20, 2011
Inspirational reading pleasure.
- Courtney Boyd Myers


"His experience with Pixar was representative of the same kind of acumen and vision that he showed at Apple," said Doug Seibold, president and publisher of Agate, which will soon release "I, Steve: Steve Jobs in his Own Words." "One of the things that comes up over and over again in 'I, Steve' is his belief that in order to really satisfy what people wanted, you had to look beyond what people were doing right now, and even beyond what people were telling you they wanted, in order to see the next thing."

CNET News - Pixar
-Daniel Terdiman Oct 6, 2011

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