Steve Jobs' Ascent: What He Learned After Leaving Apple

12/03/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

THE saga of Steven P. Jobs is so well known that it has entered the nation's mythology: he's the prodigal who returned to Apple in 1997, righted a listing ship and built it into one of the most valuable companies in the world.

But the Jobs of the mid-1980s probably never could have made Apple what it is today if he hadn't embarked on a torment-filled business odyssey.


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