This is the first time I've read an autobiography and disliked the person it was about. Progress or success is NEVER an excuse to treat people badly.
Yes, except that it would be nice to download all the pictures. I bought the iBook version to see the pictures.
The discussion about the importance of design elements in everything. Specifically about the iPhone external design. Mine have always lived in the otterbox defender protective case. After hearing about the design aspects, I took it out of the case and have been enjoying the phone even more. Before I would not have appreciated the design elements.
The interaction of Disney and Pixar and the making of Toy Story.
It made me really reflect on the computer industry. I've been using computers for over 30 years and as a kid growing up got to see many of the innovations come about. Before this I did not have the deep appreciation for the people that made those changes that I know do. I frankly took for granted many of the innovations that now I recognize as groundbreaking. Looking forward to reading about Gates and Woz, next.
Overall the book was an outstanding view into the life of a visionary leader. His single minded pursuit of his ideal and utter lack of interest in how it affected others was a stark contrast to the Level 5 leader strategies from Good to Great. A very different approach, but I can not argue with the results or some of his comments about tolerating B players on the team.
Is a very interesting story about a very influential man. It allows you to form your own opinion about his way of conducting bussiness and life. I think there are interesting lessons about what and how to do things, and about how NOT to do them.
I really enjoyed this program.
This is my favorite audiobook to date. I absolutely love the Steve Jobs bio done by Isaacson and I thought the narrator did a fantastic job bringing the story to life.
The content of the story.
Steve Jobs is an interesting and stubborn individual, but he is consistent.
No. Its very long. But was a great car ride book. Had me hooked.
Great book for those interested in technology, entrepreneurship, business, or who like inventors.
Some, not all. Not a reflection on the writing. I wasn't hooked on the book. My husband could not stop listening. It is very dependent on the person who is listening. One of my clients, who is a business guru (who will does not allow Apple products in his business) couldn't get past the first 150 pages reading it. Perhaps listening would be easier?
Absolutely. I believe the writing was excellent and the research was well done.
By all standards, I believe this was an exceptional piece of research and excellent writing. My rating reflects the writing, quality of the reporting of the story to be told and the performance.
I don't like the man it was about any more or less after I listened to the book.
Avid Listener of audio books!
Yes! There are many life learning experiences that can be gleaned from the information.
This was an amazing story! No matter what our opinion is, we cannot discredit Steve Jobs talent and ability to achieve success as a leader in the advancement of technology. I found it interesting how he never gave up trying to accomplish his desires. He had a certain stick-to-itiveness that most people dare attempt.
I am not here to criticize his judgments or character in how he dealt with others or speak harshly about how he met his achievements. If you have not read this story and are contemplating reading it, you will not be disappointed. For those that enjoy learning from the experiences of others, this book provides you with plenty of opportunities to do so.
I chose to listen to the audio version which I felt was most entertaining because it felt like I was receiving the information first hand. While the majority of the book held my attention, at times, the technical details seemed to drag on. But, overall the book is quite educational.
The details described took me through a variety of emotions ranging from sadness to unbelievable and “ah ha” moments. For instance, I recently purchased an iPad and was thoroughly disappointed that it does not support Adobe Flash. After listening to the book, I finally understand why.
Jobs was no doubt a genius! I only wonder what other marvels he would have discovered.