SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — For Steve Jobs, products, not profits were the main motivation at Apple and he called a new crop of managers brought in to the company after his ouster "corrupt people" with "corrupt values" who cared only about making money. That's according to an authorized biography of the late Apple CEO.
"Steve Jobs," by Walter Isaacson, will be published Monday by Simon & Schuster. The Associated Press purchased a copy Thursday. Advanced sales of the biography have topped best-seller lists since Jobs died Oct. 5 after a long battle with cancer at age 56.
The biography also reveals that Jobs was often bullied in school and stopped going to church at age 13. According to the book, Jobs never went back to church after he saw a photo of starving children on the cover of Life Magazine. Later, he spent years studying Zen Buddhism.
AP Technology Writers Barbara Ortutay and Peter Svensson contributed to this story from New York.