Fortune magazine investigative reporter Peter Elkind, who co-authored The Smartest Guys in the Room, the definitive account of the Enron meltdown, spent the better part of a year investigating Steve Jobs. He talked to more than 50 people who knew and worked with Jobs, including former Apple (AAPL) CEOs and current members of the board — nearly everybody, it seems, except Jobs, who refused to be interviewed for the piece.
The resulting article is the cover story of the current issue. It’s a great read, with more fresh details about Jobs’ life and management style than any profile I’ve ever read. Perhaps the most telling detail is the one laid out in the story’s lead paragraphs:
Disclosure: I’m an editor at Fortune and was interviewed by Elkind for his piece.