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!
It is obvious that the author was a great friend of Steve Jobs. It was nice to hear a really positive view of Steve. I really enjoed it.
This will help you break out of your box and make you never want for a comfort zone again.
This is a good insight into Apple and Steve Job from an Apple insider. Elliot's book is well written and engaging. It provides a concise profile of the business practices that helped to make Jobs the icon he is at a very manageable length. Unlike other biographies it doesn't go into depth of Jobs' quirky personality traits and sticks with his business story.
I enjoyed it.
db - Toronto
A very interesting story about Mr Mac himself. The way he was working and his skillful understanding of simplicity for the users. The ups and downs for Apple and how to manage a growing organisation.