I really enjoyed this book. Great insider look at the person, the process, and the culture of the company. I enjoyed that it was written by a fellow executive - gives the sensation that you've been observing Steve Jobs from his shoes. While I agree with another review that I read that the main takeaway from this book is that you are not Steve Jobs and you never will be, I still think there are tons of great ideas to draw on. Plus, it's just an interesting story. The only thing that I would have liked to be different was for the story to be organized chronologically rather than by theme. However, that's probably because I wasn't familiar with the Steve Jobs story to begin with.
Not a rehash of business rag articles, but stories based upon the author's first hand knowledge during the time he actually worked for Steve Jobs. Solid narration.
The book is written by someone who has worked with Steve Jobs and hence it captures his thought and style of work in detailed. I wish there was little more information about the way Steve developed iPhone and iPad. In short an excellent book.
This book gave an interesting history of Apple and it's fascinating leader. I found the messages about working with passion inspiring. I would have liked to learn more about Steve Jobs personally but am glad that the author respected his privacy.
Written by an HR guy. Filled with MBA generalities and grievously lacks the specifics that distinguished Steve Jobs. Author took one of the single most fascinating stories of our time and almost made it tedious.
Another limitation is that the author feels the need to praise Jobs' genius in every other paragraph and to shield us from any negative information. We know he was a genius. What we want is insight to his thought process and details.
Get the Walter Issacson book instead.
This book is absolutely perfect in its message, story-telling, descriptions, concepts, and narration. Elliot offers a complete look into the mind and history of Steve Jobs, providing an inspiration to both businesses and consumers. I highly recommend you download this audiobook.
I thought this book was a "handbook" about Steve's leadership style, designed for the reader to learn and implement strategies from. It's not. It's more like a biography, written by someone who clearly can't see the sun because of Steve's shadow. Which is fine - I am an admirer of Steve's, too - it all just sounds a little bit too much. It was entertaining and inspiring at times, though, so if you are a hardcore Steve fan, I'm sure you will enjoy it.
Explains well the history of Steve Jobs, Apple and their rise to power. Perhaps also the potential decline in product quality since Steve's passing...