I am a working Mom of 2. I have no time to read like before. I am an IDer. I can listen to books while I design or travel. I love listening to my favorite parts over and over.
There are so many people in charge that aren't ultimate consumers. They take the fun out of making product. After being in the biz for 14 yrs and always getting beaten down by corporate this was very encouraging and refreshing.
His voice, tone and delivery.
When they were presenting to the Japanese and they all had they're eyes closed.
Yes. There are a number of great points on leadership that I would love to spend time digesting again.
It was told from a close associate's viewpoint.
did not read print version
Provided a great insight to Steve Jobs and his leadership skills
Jays personal contact with Jobs throughout their careers
I was inspired by the entire book
This account of Steve Jobs and his approach to business was written by a close associate at Apple. It is generally laudatory and forgives Steve for some of his more troublesome characteristics -- excessive abrasiveness, fanaticism in areas that probably didn't deserve it -- but it also summarizes Steve's "way" of doing business clearly. The book would be helpful to anyone in the product development business and very interesting to general readers. It is an excellent companion to the definitive biography by Walter Isaacson.
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I've already listened to this twice through, and eventually will tune back into it again. I knew the original Steve Jobs during the early-to-mid 80's and several of his staff, including in the Apple department, then later the Mac one.Of all the books about him -- I believe this best captures the realities of working side-by-side with him, competing with him, and learning with and through Steve.
That stated, I've read a number of others, plus many articles about Jobs, heard his keynotes, et al.
Realistic descriptor of sequences of actual experiences author had with Jobs and Apple - as an Apple insider himself. Also the fact he seemed realistic in presenting the positives & negatives.
hmmm...given i 'heard' the book i really wasn't thinking of scenes at the time. i did like the various examples of how Job's persistence ran through most all his relationships he did speak of and the factor it played in his successes. Japan scene comes to mind most specifically.
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This book felt more like it was written for the right reasons (vs just to jump on the publishing bandwagon at time of death), in the right timing - during the last year of Jobs life -- and like he really participated in the process of the captures shared.
Found out so much about this enigmatic man - I found the narration very good and the information contained in the book very informative. I'm glad I purchased the book, thoroughly enjoyed it.
No. I rarely listen to the same thing twice.
The author who played himself. He was Steve's righ hand man for several years and he gave good insite into how Steve Job's ran things and what he expected out of people.
No. He was good.
No. It was expected.
Elliot does a really good job of connecting us with the principles of management that really made Apple and his own successes. Great listen and, I thought, better than Steve's official biography from that standpoint. Jay really sheds light into the leadership aspects, as well as delivers a back ground look at the beginnings of the industry that introduced us to what we never knew we needed until they made it. Not pedantic.
It was a fun audio book. Informative and worth the money.
Pirates. Not the Navy.
If you're into tech this is a good read. I don't think it really teaches you a lot about leadership, but it is inspirational. It's pro apple and pro Steve Jobs, if you're looking for something more objective then look to the Steve Jobs biography. With that said, it's interesting and a good book. I've heard most of the stories before, but it was nice hearing them from someone close to Jobs, and it was neat to hear the perspective of someone who started businesses after being inspired by Jobs. Some of the stories had slight differences from the biography and other sources, such as the story of the twiggy drive for the mac.
This was one of the best biographies I have listened to or read in a decade. Everyone knows Steve was a visionary, a thinker and amazing change agent. This biography tells the story about the man, his stuggles and his triumphs!