Walter Isaacson in Conversation and Celebration of Steve Jobs

AUTHOR EVENT:  A Conversation and Celebration with Walter Isaacson for his Authorized Biography of the Co-Founder and Chairman of Apple, Inc., Steve Jobs.  This Event is Tuesday, December 06, 2011, at 7:00 PM at Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary.  Co-Sponsored by Rainy Day Books, The Apple Stores, AT&T Mobility, Country Club Bank, Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering & TechnologyRiver City Solutions and Rockhurst University ~ Helzberg School of Management.

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AUTHOR:  Walter Isaacson is the President & Chief Executive Officer of The Aspen Institute, the former Chairman of CNN and the former Managing Editor of Time Magazine.  He is the Bestselling author of Einstein: His Life and UniverseBenjamin Franklin: An American Life, and of Kissinger: A Biography, and the Co-Author of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.  He lives in Washington, D.C., with his wife and daughter.


ABOUT THE BOOK:  Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years, as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues, Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for precision and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

At a time when America is seeking ways to sustain its innovative edge, and when societies around the world are trying to build digital-age economies, Steve Jobs stands as the ultimate icon of inventiveness and applied imagination.  Steve knew that the best way to create value in the twenty-first century was to connect creativity with technology.  He built a company where leaps of the imagination were combined with remarkable feats of engineering.

Although Steve cooperated with this book, he asked for no control over what was written nor even the right to read it before it was published.  He put nothing off-limits.  He encouraged the people he knew to speak honestly.  And Steve speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about the people he worked with and competed against.  His friends, foes, and colleagues provide an unvarnished view of the passions, precisionism, obsessions, artistry, devilry, and compulsion for control that shaped his approach to business and the innovative products that resulted.

Driven by his passion & purpose, Steve could drive those around him to fury and despair.  But his personality and products were interrelated, just as Apple's hardware and software tended to be, as if part of an integrated system.  His tale is instructive and cautionary, filled with lessons about innovation, character, leadership, and values.


EVENT DATE:  Tuesday, December 06, 2011, at 7:00 PM.  The Doors will Open at 5:30 PM.  The Steve Jobs and Apple Multimedia Documentaries will begin at 5:45 PM and run before our Conversation begins at 7:00 PM!  Our entire Staff will move from Rainy Day Books on Tuesday, December 06, 2011 at 5:00 PM to Unity Temple on The Plaza in order to better serve our Customers that will be attending our Author Event.


LOCATION:  Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary, 707 W 47th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64112


ADMISSION PACKAGE (ADMITS ONE PERSON):  $35.00 plus Sales Tax includes One Author Autographed First Edition Hardcover copy of Steve Jobs, and One Stamped Admission Ticket. Online Ordering of Admission Packages is now concluded.  Admission Packages will be available for purchase by Walk-In's at Unity Temple on The Plaza on Tuesday, December 06,2011, after 5:30 PM, when the Doors Open.


Previously Ordered Admission Package Tickets can be picked up at Rainy Day Books before 3:00 PM on Tuesday, December 06, 2011, then Admission Tickets can be picked up after 5:30 PM on Tuesday, December 06, 2011 at our Will Call Table in Unity Temple on The Plaza, Narthex.


EVENT FORMAT:  Walter Isaacson will be live, in person, on stage and in Conversation and Celebration with Vivien Jennings, Founder & President and Roger Doeren, Chief Operations Officer of Rainy Day Books, Inc.  The interview and Multimedia Presentsation will last approximately One Hour.  The Steve Jobs and Apple Multimedia Documentaries will begin at 5:45 PM!


YES, WE SHIP SIGNED COPIES WORLDWIDE!  Order an Author Autographed Hardcover copy below.  Your Order will ship within a day or two of the Author Event.  International customers, E-mail for a shipping quote.  We ship using United States Postal Service International Priority Mail.  Limit Two Books per Customer and/or at the same Delivery Address.  A limited number of these Books are available for Customers who are unable to attend this Special Event.


DISCLAIMER:  All Author Event sales are final and non-refundable.  Kansas Sales Tax is charged on all Orders, regardless of destination.  Unless otherwise indicated, Authors will only sign Books purchased from Rainy Day Books accompanied by a Stamped Admission Ticket.  Rainy Day Books reserves the right to limit any Order.

Event date: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2011 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Unity Temple on The Plaza, Sanctuary
707 W 47th Street
64112 Kansas City
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