Revealing - Detailed - Eye Opening
You get to know the stuff you never hear in great detail.
Back stage at Apple...
Loved the book. Especially complements the Steve Jobs biography.
I enjoyed it more knowing the author was reading it. The book has lots of little nuggets - not the least of which is the author repeatedly reminding us that he is not an
It offered more of a business management vantage of Apple - rather than the storybook or biography format of other books. That's not to say it was boring. I burned through the entire book very quickly.
I haven't listened to anything else from Mr. Lashinsky.
I was on the treadmill at the time - so maybe a bit lightheaded - but I do recall some
There are a ton of Apple/Steve Jobs books out there. This one helps business-people to learn the good - and the bad - of how Apple functions. It also has insight into how well Apple will cope with the loss of Jobs.
The story was ok and the narration was good but after the 2nd chapter, the bulk of the chapter was a closing summation of book. It seems the author ran out of material and used this filler closure to add materials.
The creative type.
If you are an apple person you'll love this book. With so much being made of Steve Jobs lately this book really goes give you access to the madness and genius of the many and his company. There are plenty of take-aways in the book but one of my favorites was this line. All apple products are created equal, some more equal than others."
New material, respectful but honest.
Jobs and Cook
An outsider's view with an insider's access.
This was a really excellent follow up to Job's biography. Proposes answers to questions such as:
What is it like to work at Apple?
What specifically makes Apple different from its competitors?
How will Apple fair after Job's departure?
What is it like to work with Apple as another company (supplier, reseller, partner)?
The answers to these questions weren't quite what I was expecting and degree to which Apple truly does march to its own beat was what really kept me hooked.
I must say, I didn???t learn anything I hadn???t already gleaned from reading Walter Isaacson's book shortly after Mr. Jobs passed away.
Adam Lashinsky's effort was good but really, kinda of sterile and business like. I guess that was his intention. Still a good read if your looking for your Apple info fix!
A nice inside baseball book. Majority of content already known to Apple fanboys. I'm not much a fan of how the author reading it.
I'm a lawyer and mediator. I represent businesses in disputes with their insurers and in other complex litigation. I also assist machinery companies and manufacturers (primarily international) with equipment sales, non-disclosure agreements, and business issues. I also mediate commercial disputes.
Lashinsky does a nice, balanced job of reporting on Apple. Of course, the problem is that Apple is so secretive that it is really difficult to get "inside." I'm not sure there is a lot that is new here, but it is very well-packaged. The book is very timely and contains a lot of material about the transition from the Steve Jobs era. Having listened to the book, I have a lot less faith that Apple will be able to make the transition in the long run.
I don't trust what he says because he makes claims that I know are untrue. For example, he poo poos Apple's claims of theft by android by claiming Jobs stole from Xerox Parc. Jobs paid to see Xerox's technology, and he used it to make wonderful products that Xerox would never have made. Lanshinsky says the
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