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.
And a better story. Every manager should read. Love Steve Jobs pursuit of perfection. This book convinced me to switch to Mac computers and I love them. So sad we lost Steve so early.
Greetings. My brother introduced me to Audible in 2011. Since, nothing but enjoyment. Hopefully my reviews are very useful to you. Enjoy!
Yes. More insight of this brilliant yet strange man.
The insight on his personality and his ablity to create products ahead of his time. Mainly the way he lived his life. Even if it wasn't for the money he lived his life the way he wanted.
The narrator voice was excellent to listen to. I have heard other narrators and after a while their voice becomes annoying.
In this book, I learned what Steve Jobs was really like. My impression was that he grew up in the 60's, and was affected by the culture that was being created then...but he was an exceptional person, who had the drive to create products that made Apple the most valuable company in the world.
Entrepreneur extraordinaire. Genius. Driven. And imperfect.
In the early days, Apple was in the process of inventing the mouse. Xerox had developed a device that could move up & down and left & right. Jobs insisted that it had to be able to move in any direction. Jobs learned that one of his engineers believed it would be impossible to mass produce such a device. He fired the guy the next day. If you didn't believe what you had been asked to do was possible, he didn't need you on the payroll. And he wasn't going to waste his time or yours, just letting you hang around.
It was certainly moving. The descriptions of Jobs' relationships with his children -- especially his son, Reed -- were most moving for me, both in positive and negative directions.
This book was exceptionally well written and well read.