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.
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.
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.
I did not read the print version but loved this audio!
Steve Jobs was an amazing visionary & inspiration for thinking out of the box & not being dissuaded by mediocre minds that were afraid to challenge the status quo.
Mr Hurt's narration of particular situations were appropriately stressed in his voice intonations. At times, he made these subtly humorous & one could miss it if not paying close attention.
I was feeling very angry at the Board's decision to oust Jobs after having accomplished soooo much for Apple. Okay, so he was a bit brash, but so what? look at the results he accomplished! My heart broke for him but was laughing very hard at his comeback 10 years later! So who had the last laugh there?
A must-read for innovators & think-out-of-the-box types. Awesomely inspirational!
I enjoyed the book. Some great inspiration and an inside look at Apple and Jobs. However, the writer tended to crowbar in his achievements and thinking in a way that appeared too forced when I really just wanted to hear about Jobs.
Very much worth a listen though.
In a way, Jay Elliott is the most ideal biographer of Jobs having worked by his side for so many years, but the subjectivity that comes along with that oozes through the cracks here. Not nearly as comprehensive as Isaacson's Steve Jobs, this book nonetheless presents an insightful portrayal of the man.
This book gives an insight into Jobs which is credible and 3 dimensional - something I found lacking from the biography. The author's admiration for Jobs is apparent throughout and the book demonstrates just how Jobs earned it. This book was a good listen.
I listened to Steve Jobs on Audible unabridged. I listened to Steve or Isaac talk all through Steve's life. Here we have Jay Elliot telling the same stories up through 2010 as in the Steve Jobs book with a different prospective. It's nice to see that they do agree and they also disagree on the stories. This book gives us a fresh prospective on Steve Job's stories. We also get to see that not everyone has the same opinion of Steve Jobs. We also see that some of the advances Apple made we're by chance in several cases just pure chance.