A very interesting book, gave me a good overview on Jobs's thoughts and beliefs. As an IT professional, and an apple (recent) user, it was really worthwhile listening to this audiobook.
Great book that everyone should read.
excellent narration. the voice really brings you in the story
the growth and challenges of the apple and Steve Jobs really came out in the story
I loved the writing style combined with the powerful story
Seizing the Days
The story was absolutely fascinating. I purchased the abridged version though and thought that it didn't flow well. That could have been improved but the overall story was worth it.
Isaacson is one of the great biographers of our time, and Jobs is deserving of his skill. He provides insights and perspective into this complex man who has had such an immense impact on our use of technology in the current era, perhaps akin to our current industrial revolution. How he did it, what he was thinking, all provide lessons in leadership that will easily and frequently be misunderstood as coloring books that will mislead aspiring artists to thinking they're Michelangelo, but are well worth studying.
By the 3rd chapter, I disliked Jobs and was annoyed by him. As the story evolved, however, I began to appreciate him and respect his values. Nobody said he was warm and fuzzy but I think we all came away from the book with an understanding of the man and his vision. I am totally Appled up these days and think that Apple did us all a favor.
one of the top ten books
learning that his pursuit for perfection by having the same company develop the software and build the hardware finally paid off and that he never wavered from that belief
It's good to learn that one of the most successful people of all time didn't succumb to living in a bubble. He seemed to try to be as normal as possible by having no security or an entourage of handlers.
This book offers tremendous insight into Steve Jobs' thoughts, beliefs and actions. Isaacson was given full access without expectations or censorship from Steve Jobs or his family. It may not make you like Steve Jobs after reading it, but you will certainly appreciate his vision as a leader and respect him for giving readers/fans "open book" access to his life.
Dylan Baker's performance narrating this book is straight forward and enjoyable.
I was not a big Apple fan, yet after hearing this audiobook I am now. This book is fascinating. I enjoyed hearing about Steve Jobs and his passion for the Apple product.