Steve Jobs, and the perils of being a corporate visionary

Jobs may have changed the world. But he also indulged in some of the worst aspects of corporate capitalism.

Steve Jobs drawn in pencil shavings.
(Image credit: Illustration by Lauren Hansen | Image courtesy Splash/Meghan Maconochie/Splash News/Corbis)

Four years after his death, the riddle of Steve Jobs still haunts us.

A new, ruthlessly penetrating documentary by Alex Gibney literally concludes with Jobs' shadowy face staring out from the black surface of an iPhone. A new biopic — put together by a team of cinematic heavy hitters — will land next month. Between the two of them, we're all once again wondering what to make of the famously mercurial and difficult founder and CEO of Apple.

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