Jobs’ biographer Walter Isaacson stays out of legacy fray

In the last couple of weeks, there’s been a lot of buzz about a new biography of Steve Jobs — called “Being Steve Jobs.” The biography focuses on the positive sides of Steve Jobs, and includes interviews with Tim Cook and other Apple executives, reminiscing fondly about the warmer side of Jobs. As the new book prepares for publication, meanwhile, Apple executives have gone public with their dissatisfaction of Walter Isaacson’s book.

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Walter Isaacson

Two years ago, Best Buy spoke of how it had to adapt to a “changing retail landscape” where online stores were winning a greater share of the electronics market as it closed eight Future Shop and seven Best Buy big box stores across the country. In a statement announcing the latest move, the Burnaby, B.C.-based retailer said it reviewed all locations for both retailers and found some were so close, they shared the same parking lot.

I thought the [Walter] Isaacson book did [Jobs] a tremendous disservice.

Apple CEO Tim Cook