I listened to it while walking and traveling, in my case it suited me better.
nothing so far comes close
no, but it will be in my thoughts for a long time, I think there is plenty of business and life lessons to learn from this book.
A great book about a truly great man, a genius who was at all times true to his own Self. One feels humbled, grateful, and terribly sad that the world has lost Steve Jobs. A great loss.
I didn't know the history before listening to this book, so it was very interesting listening, and its hero is truly inspirational! Larger than life.
I'm a teacher overseas. I listen because its nice to hear your native language without music or pictures.
It's in the top 10 definitely.
Thinking of Steve walking around stinking, long haired and barefoot in 1980s office culture is hilarious.
The whole book lets you into the life and thinking of a genius, how can you not be moved?
I had to stop for a bit before starting the other parts as Steve's lifestyle was invading my own.
Innovation, Art, Focus
There were several, but the visit to Xerox is memorable.
No I haven't listened to this before
The holy grail of innovation
After listening to this audiobook I realized I really underestimated Steve Jobs and Apple. I had the fortune to work for Apple in Japan, from 2008 to 2011, almost 4 years were I got to know the company very close. It took me a while to embrace this book and finally read it since I have read a couple of books about Jobs, I just thought this was gonna be much of the same. Another deterrent from reading it was that its 22+ hours length, which I thought it was too much time to invest in a book about a man and I company I thought I knew enough about.
However, this book proved to be different from what I expected. It was a conversation from the hear and mind of Steve Jobs, narrating through Issacson the most intimate details of his life and the history of Apple, Next and Pixar. The book is dense and covers a lot of interesting anecdotes and details about Job's personal and professional life that include the evolution of Apple's technology, into what it is today.
My respect and admiration for Steve Jobs grew every day I listened to this audiobook, his life and achievements are something that beats human ability, it is like something sacred or superhuman was pushing this man forward. He revolutionized almost every industry, computer, movie, music, telecommunications, manufacturing, advertising, etc.. He set the standards for a new, more innovative and advanced world. In his words, he "pushed the world forward".
His death is a real loss for humanity, he died relatively young, who knows what he would've done I've he had survived cancer. How would the future on the next 2 decades would've been if Steve Jobs had been there?
It doesn't matter if you loved or hated him this book is an excellent biography of a man who was passionate and driven by everything in his life. His attention to detail was obsessive. This book may reinforce your love or hate for Steve Jobs, or like me give you a better perspective into a very complex character.
His legacy whatever your opinion will live on, but like him you and I won't be around to test the validity of our views.
A well written story about a very interesting man. Dylan Baker does a wonderful job and is never boring. Walter Isaacson could have easily made Jobs out to be a cold and bad person, but stayed basically objective. He presents the observations and lets the reader decide.
I am glad to have listened to it, but it is too long a story to listen to it again.
A brilliant but complicated man.
Listen to this book while making a beautiful walk, I imagine this would be the way Steve Jobs would have listened to it. It's a good way to get inspiration.
Steve Jobs proves that imperfect people can still change the world. As a man he was flawed, but as a visionary he was a genius! I enjoyed the technological trip down memory lane as well as the background to the products we see today. I think the book is informative and honest and I moved from feelings of inspiration to anger. For example had he listended to medical advice earlier instead of arrogantly dismissing them, would he still be with us today?
I would recommend that anyone with a passion for design, computers or technology listen to this book. Steve Jobs was obsessed with producing the best product possible. I wonder whether we will ever see another Steve Jobs in this disposable, money driven world?
He insisted that the engineers design the memory chips inside the Macintosh match the rest of the computer, even though no customers would ever see inside. That is commitment to design.
His come back to Apple after years of absence
great reading - effortless listening
Sure. Sometimes on arriving home I just kept sitting in the car to listen for another while