Donna M Thomas
It was fascinating to hear how Steve Jobs and team(s) transformed the industries he did.
Jobs was obviously a brilliant and turbulent man. Personally, I could have done without so much drama about Job's difficult personality.
Anyone who has known brilliant creative people know that they are often difficult, moody, reclusive, etc. It's not easy being around them, but it is those difficulties that often fuel the creativity, or at least are part of the equation. The prolific musician or poet may often have bouts with melancholy and even depression.
It's not to say that being mean to people is excusable, but why Isaacson felt the need to write so much about it is an example of what's wrong with media today.
I know Isaacson said he was trying to give a complete picture of Jobs, but it was apparent that he didn't like jobs and therefore made it hard for the reader to have empathy for Jobs.
It would have been a more powerful story, I think, if Isaacson would have come at Job's personality with more curiosity and empathy that criticism.
the story is very well written, Provides good insight into Steve Jobs, Apple, and the type of tyrannical visionary that he was. definitely worth listening to.
Being a technology specialist and an Apple fan, I really wanted the chance to learn how one of the best companies in the world was created. It was great to hear about the ups and downs in Steve's life and how he ended up transforming so many industries. He was truly an amazing and quirky man and he will always be remembered.
The end of the book is the most moving part of the entire publication. I always fear that my career will get in the way of being with my family and the end of this book was an illustration of that point.
I highly recommend this book to all technology and Apple fans! If you don't have an interest in either of those areas, it would be best to find a different book.
Yes. I would. To take more notes. and just try to learn.
Nothing in particular
Him describing why he puts no OFF button to his products. It reminds him of death!
Love him or Hate him!
Wonderful job by the author and the narrator. It's very interesting to learn of the kind of man Steve Jobs thought he was as opposed to what he really was. He was a true visionary and generations will wonder what might have been had he lived another thirty years.
You will never get a better understanding of who Steve Jobs really was until you listen/read this book. It walks you through his life so you understand why Steve and Apple are the way they are. To understand is to appreciate even if you don't like. This book does a great job.
I can't say I love anything about Steve Jobs but my respect for what he was able to achieve and my respect for him as a person with a personality that was totally his own, no B.S.
He kept me into it all along.
Reality Distortion Field.
Bozo or Awesome
This audio book had the trifecta - The subject, The Author and The Narrator - All were great and awesome.
The book took me thru the journey of liking, disliking, liking and disliking and liking ... .Jobs through out the chapters. Jobs life as described seem to be a lesson of what not to do and what to do. It was entertaining like a movie, educating and informative with facts and trivia. Many a times I would just start laughing. I actually miss not listening to it.
an American original
Steve Wozniak, because he presents such a contrast to Jobs.
Assembling the Apple I.
Final bout with cancer.
The book is way too long. For instance, who cares what Jobs had on his IPOD-the whole list! The book was broken into about 150 chapters without any titles. Would that have been so difficult? Also the 150 chapters don't correspond with those mentioned by the narrator. Also this format could be significantly enhanced with little cost. Instead of a static screen, why not some video? Or how about an audio of the actual Stanford commencement speech if it was so good. The audible books concept and its implementation, while useful still seems a bit quirky and rough. That said, I enjoyed it and find the service useful but expensive for just reading a book out loud.