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Becoming Steve Jobs: A Q&A With Rick Tetzeli and Brent Schlender

Join the authors of the new, much-buzzed about biography on Apple's cofounder for a live chat this Tuesday, March 24 at 12:30 p.m. ET.

A new biography of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs hits bookstores this weekBecoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader challenges the half-genius/half-jerk Jobs stereotype and, through interviews with those closest to Jobs, paints a portrait of a man who, while by no means perfect, evolved and changed throughout the course of his life, both as a businessman and as a personAuthors Rick Tetzeli (executive editor at Fast Company) and Brent Schlender (who spent years reporting on Jobs for Fortune magazine) will talk to Fast Company editor Robert Safian about the book and answer your questions about the legendary Apple founder right here on Tuesday, March 24 at 12:30 p.m. ET. 

You can start submitting your questions now using the "Make a comment" box below. In the meantime, read this excerpt from the book and this Q&A with Apple CEO Tim Cook on Jobs' legacy at the company.
    Before the chat today, read our April 2015 cover story:

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