I love scientific books, science fiction, books that reveal secrets, books about psychology, social behavior, physics, economics, inventions
This book has many stories to offer and what surprises is the objective view on the things that happened in the life of Jobs I personally really like the final words in the last chapter of Jobs himself.
I loved the biography, and thankful for being able to know the man from close. Wished the book also covered a more closer look on his personality, on how he spent his time, even if it would have made it longer... Absolutely facinating, honest, even on the dark sides. Thank you.
How well structured it was, and how precisely it described the life of the late Steve Jobs!
To see his passion and creativity in 'action' and how he revolutionized the Music industry! It was a pleasure surprise to learn about his interest in the Zen philosophy, his love of Bob Dylan's music and music in general!
It was truely eye-opening to learn more about this amazing personality who had affect on so many lives on this Planet! We have a lot to learn from him and his passion!
Probably not because I paid good attention to it the first time, a few days later I saw a movie on Steve Jobs and knew everything they were talking about.
Also, the book is nearly 30 hours.
None really, I'm usually not a fan of autobiographies but this book was exceptional.
It brings my attention to the story, I probably couldn't read the whole book if it wasn't in audio form.
Psycho hippy who changed the world
Don't listen as much as I'd like to ... Love audible and always recommend everyone who cant spare time to read but want to ....
For slacker like me, YES the audio edition is perhaps better ....
The personality of Steve and his social behaviour was extremely amusing.... His aspirations and the effort he put to turn them to reality are truly inspiring
the emotions and the tone of how steve actually said it
"Shut up and do it ! " ... Although, I feel this lessens the charisma he truly was and would therefore not be quite upto the mark
Would have loved to hear more details to be able to decipher how I could be a small version of him .... Was a fan of his earlier, now simply look upto him more than anyone else ....
Addicted to audible. One the best things that happened to me
When my wife had her Nokia more than five years ago, whenever she needed to change her ringing tone, she would ask me to do it. The minute she got her first iPhone, she was all over it at so much ease and at that time I thought: "Gosh, the guy who invented that must be brilliant!!".
This biography literally changed my life prospective and made me see so many things I never did! What can I say?! it made me a rebel and I'm no longer tolerant to pitiful mistakes. Steve is the pinnacle of self declaration and confidence. His management style is so effective it could turn around cultures of countries (not companies) in matter of years.
This is beyond a must read for any person looking for what is missing from our life these days: passion.
This book provided insight into a guy that was more OCD rather than creative genius... but the results were the same - he did create genius! I don't usually read bibliographies, but being a fan of the products I eventually succumbed. Fascinating listening, and a real insight into not just Jobs' life, but the operations of a fascinating company.
I followed almost all 25 hours of this title.I skiped very few parts. The story builds up so nicely that I was looking forward when I will be having the time for the next bit. You get so much attached to Steve that by chapter 37 in which his cancer illness comes across you feel depressed and upset with life. I can't comment on Jobs himself. The facts speak for him. He was a man who knew what he could do and what he couldn't... and he chose what he could do best and he did it iperfectely!
I'm not normally a biography reader. However Apple has become so ingrained in society that the story behind its founding and one of the men who made it the most valuable company on the planet makes for a fantastic read. Perhaps it also drew me in because I love technology.
The story is told warts and all. We see how Jobs could be a fantastic motivator and also a cold and callous spirit-breaker. But his ability to create incredible designs by merging art with technology has made for elegant products the world has fallen in love with. The book also gives us a look at all of the main players in Jobs' and Apple's life (as well as his competitors). These people were just as important as Jobs in creating a lasting technological marvel of a company.
Baker's narration is smooth and engaging and never falters the whole way through. Anyone interested in technology owes it to themselves to listen to this, whether you are a fan of Apple or not.
I LOVE everything about this book. It is one of the most influential books I've read/ listened to in my life if not the top one. The book is balanced between personal anecdotes, business experiences and technical stuff. Actually it is not very technical. It is not only a good account of how the information age came into being but it also tells us in detail how Jobs influenced many industries with absolute drive, beauty and passion.
As I mention in the headline Jobs' life would make for an excellent fiction book. But it is REAL LIFE. I do not want to go into the details; for me it was fascinating to learn who he dealt with, from Woz to John Sculley to President Obama to Michael Eisner. It is not only WHAT we know, but WHO we know. He attracted artists, musicians, business people in his life just because of his drive and knowledge. His passion for excellence and beauty were non-stop; it is a good business tale on how to accomplish outstanding goals in the midst of chaos, economic crisis in Apple in addition to being stricken with cancer.
For me Jobs is an eample of determination. He never, never, never gave up.
Dylan Baker does an EXCELLENT job. I thank him. Very subtle and clear. An excellent narration.
I`ve recommended it/ given it to many friends, family. Everybody has enjoyed it!