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.
This is an outstanding book. The author and the reader do not only tell the story, but also the personality and emotions of Steve Jobs, the man behind one of the most successful enterprises.
Married, Mother of 3 children, RN, loves the outdoors and music of all kinds. Audio books are my new addiction.
Sadness, that I wasted 6 hours of my life before I finally decided I didn't want to hear anymore.
Love my IPad, IPod, IPhone and most of all my MacAir....hated this book.
This book was an unexpected entertaining experience. I expected to hear about the technical aspects of Steve Jobs' career but, found that I was drawn in to the story of this man's life. I learned about not only the business man but, also the personal life of this great visionary.
From Steve's wrestles childhood to his industry crushing adult years, Steve never stopped causing trouble. I laughed and felt the pains of Steve Jobs' life as I listened to the hi jinx filled moments of his childhood on through his career from Apple Computers, to Next, then Pixar and eventual back to Apple. He never stopped reinventing his role in society and business.
This is a must listen.