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His ability to see that reality is highly malleable and his belief that he could dent the universe. I deeply appreciated his capacity to see the future and pay attention to detail. A rare creature. And I loved that he successfully pushed people to succeed doing the impossible.
He reminded me of the title "In the Garden of Good and Evil". Steve's personality seemed really I integrated and he was cruel and brilliant. Difficult.
I've never heard Dylan narrate before but he was fantastic. He really captured the spirit of Steve Jobs - his drive and his whine!
This book was highly compelling and very dense. It took me several weeks to finish.
I'm an Apple enthusiast so it was great to get a deep understand of their journey and my appreciation for their products were deepened by reading this book.
I couldn't be more mixed in my opinions. If you are interested in Steve Jobs, by all means, get this book. It's entertaining, and the biographer's personal time with Steve does give us some great new insights. That being said, my critique of this book is that the biographer, having no real understanding of the tech industry or Apple, completely wasted his exclusive time with Steve Jobs to ask the deeper questions that Steve Jobs fans really would have liked. As a standalone book on Steve, it's a good value. It's just a shame that nobody else was around for Steve's last days to write the truly insightful definitive biography I would have really liked to have read.
A very good biography. Covers both the good and bad aspects. In my opinion there are several management lessons and takeaways. One could also infer the type of challenges the company could face after Steve.
There is so much we can learn, good and bad, from Steve Jobs. His story is amazing when you think of his humble beginnings and what he accomplished.
There are so many, but I would have to say the stories of how small silicon valley was and how young Steve could just go down the street and learn from engineers in their driveways.
Mr. Baker did a good job moving the story along and changing his voice to distinguish between characters.
Enjoyed Baker's dedication to the "reading" of the book.
There were many.
Fascinating story and life.
What a fascinating book! I chose the unabridged version. It had me hooked and wanting to get back to it as often as I could. Three weeks of feeling immersed in recent american and world history, in the workings of how computers became so prevalent in our lives. Well researched and pieced together. And of course, well performed. Can only highly recommend this work. Good job! (no pun intended)
I lived this story from the sidelines. Actually I was on the Microsoft Windows side(line). What a forthright and fascinating depiction of Jobs, his foibles, his strengths, his weaknesses and accomplishments. I highly recommend the read.
Genius, Visionary and OutrageouslyCreative - three words :)
The outrageous logic behind Steve Jobs was what I enjoyed most. I walked thru my Apple journey... right along with the book. Genuis!
The performance was spot on!
The story moves generally in chronological order, beginning with how Steve was put up for adoption, and then tells the almost unbelievable story of how he started building computers in his parent's garage, and eventually how he orchestrated the phenomenal success of Apple. The author discusses the personal and professional successes and failures of Jobs, and gives the listener an insider's view of this very talented man. It is apparent that Steve Jobs' vision and single-minded focus were the drivers of Apple's rise to become the most valuable company in history. This was fascinating listening from start to finish.
A successful leader who had innovative ideas in the technology world.
Jobs was relentless when it comes to voicing his opinion whether it was positive or negative.
The moment when his biological father told Jobs' sister a story when he used to worked at a restaurant where many big names from Silicone Valley companies would come in, including Steve Jobs.
A great book to read. It gives a better understanding of the man behind the most successful company in the world.