It is in the top few non-fiction books I've read.
I've read other biographies that either try to turn the subject into a saint, or add so much detail they drag on, but this was a winner in both departments. Jobs comes across as the genius and jerk that he really was, and the details really tie everything together. I am computer engineer, but I've read non-fiction about technology that bored me to tears. This goes way beyond technology, and really gets into the fundamental question: what is the difference between a CEO who leads a company into failure, and a CEO which turns a nearly-bankrupt company into the largest company in the world?
This book is best enjoyed over multiple sittings, because there is much to absorb and digest. Jobs is presented in all his complexity, leading his employees to absolute brilliance, and driving them out of the company with his temper and whimsical opinions.
Yes to learn how to be a better business man
Steve I can appreciate his faults and his weakness as one it made a great innovator
Listen to the great asshole in the world !!!! ( show you how to run your company)
I liked the story the best. I least liked the voice it was read in.
The making of the Apple 1.
An actual person reading it, with less of a mono-toned voice.
No, because it told the whole story.
A fascinating look at not only the life of Steve Jobs but many of the people that make up the story of Apple and even some of its rivals. This book tells the rich history of tech -- from Apple to Next to Windows and HP and how they intertwine along the way.
This book ranks among my top 2
I'm not sure of a book I could compare this to, I usually don't read biography books, but I just really liked this guys drive & innovation for perfection & also I think I got drawn to this book because I followed Steve's products for many years. He just plain amazed me.
When They were in the progress of making the Super Bowl commercial, when the lady threw the sledge hammer at the supposed "Big Brother" on the large screen. I remember seeing that commercial when it ran just the once & remember thinking what the heck was that all about?! Then I learned the reason behind it all in the book.
This book did get an emotional reaction out of me, sort of mixed, at times I laughed because of his crazy antics & other times I would wish he was still around.
This by far is the best story I've seen written in a very long time. It is a rather long book to my standards with budgeting time, but I could have probably read this whole book in one sitting, with a nap in between of course..lol
Honestly one of the best books I've ever heard. Dylan Baker is magnificent , one of my favorite story tellers put the icing on the cake for this book.
Band guy who always wants to be better at something.
This is a very thorough biography of an interesting man, and his ups and downs in becoming one of the most household names in america.
Steve Jobs is actually the first book I have listened to other than the Bible. So, I couldn't give a fair rating.
Steve Jobs is an intriguing man. I love the honesty of the book. It revealed the good, bad, and the ugly side of him.
Dylan kept changed his voice when someone else was speaking in the book. He made it easy to listen to.
Steve Job's quest for perfection. There are leadership qualities I would like to emulate.
What a vision.
Returning to Apple and turning the world around.
Colour, life and excitement.
The honest detail.
I enjoyed the history of apple.
No but I plan on it after reading this book. He made an autobiography read more like a novel.
Goes on and on and on about the same basic story
The book could have been 1/3 the length. There is nothing to be learned from Jobs. His brilliance was 100% intuitive.