Inspiring, amazing, genius
Steve put a dent on the universe. This is a wonderful story. The insight into his personality leads you to understand his passion for building amazing products. His creations are a beautiful intertwinement of innovation, technology and design.
Knowledge is only the beginning, what we achieve from that knowledge shapes our lives.
Yes, anyone into Apple products or technology.
You feel as though you get to know the man. The good and the bad. Steve Jobs was a great CEO who pushed for innovation and focused on even the smallest detail to ensure the user gets the best product possible. It dose not hide the fact that he was also an emotional and a times irrational man who sometimes treated people horribly. Overall this book is great.
Learning about Steve Jobs's drive and personality.
Steve Jobs, of course. He embodied the ultimate corporate fighter, manipulator, and acheiver.
Steve Jobs, of course.
The moment when the Apple Board of Directors elected John Sculley assumed the CEO position in 1983 and Steve Jobs was relegated to an R&D role.
I'm into the third part of this book and it is an endurance test. I've read and listen to other books on Apple and Steve Jobs that are far more interesting. This book just goes nowhere and stories are instantly forgetable.
I have been a Steve Jobs fan ever since I bought a Mac IIci in the mid-80's. I think we all know that he was a quirky genius, so none of that came as a surprise. What I enjoyed was Isaacson's excellent job of fleshing out the details of Jobs' life. He showed the complex human side of this remarkable genius. Brilliant as he was, Jobs was still human, and it was interesting to learn the details of his life story.
I do have a major complaint about the narration. I found the snarky, sarcastic reading both annoying and over done. Snarky and sarcastic have a place, but every sentence? If only I could have heard a few passages read in a normal tone of voice. The bad-acting reading over-dramatized the material and made every sentence seem like an extreme event. I enjoyed the author's read of the introduction--too bad he didn't read the entire book. What better than to have the writer read his own words. After all, he knows the intent of what he wrote. Dylan Baker, in my opinion, had no clue. I love audio books, but this is one that I think I would have enjoyed more had I read the written version instead.
I was enthralled as I listened to this book ( I spend a lot of time on the road ) and it was so much more than a book about Steve Jobs. Warts & all , Jobs is well served by Walter Isaacson. The narration is first class. This book really is a history of the person computer and it's affect on how we live our lives!
What a great story -- to learn about both the genius and the failures of a person whose life had an incredible influence on us all. Another great biography by Walter Isaacson. Very solid narration. Highly recommended.
I am 39 years old and I own 2 businesses. I am married to a wonderful husband and have no children. I love business, money and travel.
I couldn't stop listening. I even listening while cooking dinner.
He left Apple once and came back years later.
I felt like I was next to Steve Jobs watching his life.
I felt even more admiration for the man and the company he built.
No, probably worse by a lot.
Jobs...The book is about his life.
Clumsy rendition with tone and emphasis that began to seem condescending and snotty.
I am surprised by the extremely unflattering picture painted of Jobs - which was exaggerated by the reading. I would have thought there would be a lot of criticism of this aspect of a really fascinating story. Perhaps if I had read the book rather than listening to it I would have had a different opinion. You could almost think Bill Gates had hired the narrator.
Steve Jobs is one of the most fascinating people I've read about. He was not afraid to show his emotions, which is very refreshing because not a lot of CEO's would be that way. His outbursts may seem childish, but it was his way of dealing with things. In the end, things turned out very well.
Apple is what it is because of him. His passion and dedication is simply amazing. To be honest, the only Apple product I ever owned was an Ipod. I despised Apple and its restrictions. I need the freedom that non-Apple stuff offer. After listening to this book, the man behind Apple's success converted me. I will buy an Ipad 3 tomorrow. And maybe the new Macbook too. I know that these products are high quality products. They're built well because Steve Jobs made sure of it.
The book was very well narrated. It's a long listen, but every single second is worth it. I would listen to it again one day, when I need to be reminded that it's okay to be passionate and dedicated about your job. I'm not an 8 to 5 type of person and sometimes I get criticized for it, but whatever. It's what I do, and I will do it best. Steve did it that way.