Isaacson does a good job with one of America's iconic builders. He portrays Steve Jobs as an arrogant cross between an arts lover and a techno geek. That's what makes the character so good. It also describes how a leader can see differently into the product than the team working on it: e.g. why don't Apple products have off/on switches? Because Jobs didn't want them. Jobs focus on product was evident as was his knowledge of competitors and how to pursue his strategy. Good book!
Reads / hears like a novel! great and definitely recommended
It's a good story that explains the evolution of his creativity and leadership.
His statement that the consumer doesn't know what they want. It's up to Apple to tell them.
His early struggles.
No. I found the book interesting from beginning to end.
The performance was well read. It's well written and worth the time invested to enjoy it.
This honest, tightly written biography is an important look at the creation of one of America's greatest products.
The humble ramblings of high school geeks in their garage, the story of young love, the culture of the 60's and 70's...interesting background to the iconic giant of today.
The varied voices to give life and power to different characters, including Steve Jobs.
When Steve Jobs rejoined apple and brought the company back from the brink. It symbolized what he stood for, what the company stood for and how the power of habit can be a path to success.
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.