ALAN DEUTSCHMAN is one of America's most provocative thinkers about leadership and change, and is widely considered one of the world’s most knowledgeable reporters about Jobs’ life and career. He first interviewed Steve Jobs in 1993 as the Silicon Valley correspondent for Fortune magazine. In 2000 he published an unauthorized biography called The Second Coming of Steve Jobs, for which he interviewed nearly 100 people close to Jobs. In his 23-year career as a journalist he has also been a senior writer at Fast Company, the "Profit Motive" columnist for GQ, and a contributing editor at Vanity Fair and New York Magazine. His articles have appeared in the New York Times Magazine, Wired, and Salon.com. He is the author of Change or Die , A Tale of Two Valleys, and Walk the Walk: The #1 Rule for Real Leaders , which was selected as one of the best business books of the year by Strategy+Business and the Miami Herald. He currently serves as the Reynolds Chair of Business Journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno.
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“One to one, no one is as compelling, as charismatic, as seductive as Steve Jobs. It’s just magic.” – Alan Deutschman on “Bloomberg West” in August 2011