I love learning thru books, about life, people and ways to be better. My best listen so far? The Power of Now, have a good listen!
I never understood why people are so fascinated with Steve Jobs. Yes, he revolutionized many industries, and Yes I think its cool that the Iphone exists. But do we really want our heroes to be people that treat other people badly?
After many months I read this book because it was advised to me by a really smart person. So since innovation is something that interests me, I tough it was important to read it.
The thing is. Is not only that I dont admire Jobs at all, as he was a terrible father, friend and boss. But this is one of the first business related books that I have read and learn absolutely nothing. The only thing I can take from Jobs is that Less is more (no news here) and he was very good at that.
Apart from this, frankly, I dont see much I can learn from reading this book.
I learned so much from this book! Don't think I could have worked or been friends with Jobs, but he was brilliant at what he did. I think Apple users and those who enjoy computer history books would especially enjoy this book.
Superb modern biography of a flawed genius. Warts and all story of the emergence of Apple the organisation, and the evolution of Jobs the man.
The life of this man change the world
That it True
It make me stay awake some nights just listening
The best resent biografi book that I read / listen
More interested in serious conversations that most writers fail to discuss. Would find unsubstantiated theories and comments a bore
In the top half
His rilvary with Bill Gates
When Jobs was ousted from Apple
Strongly recommend for anyone interested in facts about greatness
I've only listened to George R.R. Martin's
This is where the book falls down, Walter was good, but Dylan Baker needs more voices, Steve's quotes were a little differentiated from Baker's own voice, but the other characters, Woz, Hertzfield, Gates, etc... were the same as Baker's own voice.
An excellent biography which provides a sympathetic and convincing portrayal of Jobs, while not disguising his faults. Unfortunately, the reader appears not to have rehearsed sufficiently. When he comes across a new name he pauses momentarily as though unsure how to pronounce it, putting odd verbal quotes around names.
If you ever had doubts about your passion in life then listen to this book... you will never doubt yourself again
If you believe in something stick with it
The narration and the story was well put together so full credit to both Walter Isaacson and Dylan Baker in his delivery of an outstanding story.
For all those that worked with him, for him or knew him they would have their own version of Steve Jobs, but for the rest of us we will form our own thoughts based on what your heard or have read... but one thing none of us can change Steve Jobs has truly changed the way many in this world communicate..