Brent Schlender
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Brent Schlender

Brent Schlender, 60 years old, is a writer, editor, and author, best known for his award-winning magazine profiles of prominent entrepreneurs and business leaders of the Digital Revolution. For 10 years, starting at The Wall Street Journal in the late 1970s, and continuing during a 20-year career at FORTUNE magazine, Schlender wrote dozens of in-depth feature stories about the exploits of many of Silicon Valley’s most famous figures – Apple’s Steve Jobs, Intel’s Andy Grove and Craig Barrett, Oracle’s Larry Ellison, Sun’s Scott McNealy and Bill Joy, Google’s Eric Schmidt, and Pixar’s John Lasseter and Ed Catmull, to name just a few. Schlender also is considered the journalistic authority on Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, who he first met in 1985. He also wrote extensively about Sony Corp. over the decades, and worked closely with each of the company’s CEOs, starting with founder Akio Morita. And during Peter Drucker’s final years, Schlender wrote many articles based on extensive, in-depth interviews with the famous management guru. In 2010, SVForum, the largest and oldest industry organization in Silicon Valley, awarded Schlender its Visionary Award for personifying the spirit innovation and entrepreneurship with his journalism. In March of 2015, Crown Business published "Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader," the culmination of a three-year collaboration between Schlender and writing partner Rick Tetzeli. Schlender’s profiles are characterized both by his extended and intimate access to his subjects, and by the depth of his background reporting and knowledge of business and technology. But his writing also reflects his extensive worldly experience of working and living abroad, primarily in China, Japan, and Latin America. Schlender and his wife of 31 years, Lorna Jacoby, live in San Mateo, CA. He has many other creative interests as well. For many years he played tenor saxophone in a Bay Area jazz and rhythm and blues ensemble. And in 1999-2000 he worked with film director Robert Altman and cartoonist Garry Trudeau to develop a television series called “Killer App” about greed, genius, skullduggery and intrigue in Silicon Valley.

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    • Becoming Steve Jobs

    • How a reckless upstart became a visionary leader
    • By: Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli
    • Narrated by: George Newbern
    • Length: 16 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
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    • Becoming Steve Jobs

    • Vom Abenteurer zum Visionär
    • By: Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli
    • Narrated by: Thomas M. Meinhardt
    • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
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    Visionär? Genie? Getriebener? Halb Genie, halb Wahnsinniger, Guru, Choleriker und Kontrollfreak - das ist das vorherrschende Bild, das sich die Welt...

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    • Becoming Steve Jobs

    • Vom Abenteurer zum Visionär
    • By: Brent Schlender, Rick Tetzeli
    • Narrated by: Thomas M. Meinhardt
    • Length: 16 hrs and 6 mins
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