They were the best of frenemies for nearly 30 years. Walter Isaacson has the inside story.
The first excerpt from the year’s most eagerly awaited — and carefully guarded — biography will appear in Fortune on Monday.
The magazine has secured exclusive rights to the sections in Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs devoted to Jobs’ relationship to Bill Gates.
According to Simon & Schuster, Isaacson conducted more than 40 interviews with Jobs over the past two years — as well as with hundreds of friends, family members, colleagues and competitors, among them Bill Gates.
By the time the two sat down for a joint interview with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the All Things D conference in 2007, they were, as Jobs recalled, among the oldest men still active in the industry they helped create.
Fortune‘s excerpt will be available for purchase Monday on newsstands and on the Fortune iPad app. A snapshot of it will be online early Monday.