Inside Apple shows the other side of Steve's story and it's an excellent companion to that book. It deeply describes how the company works, what drives its employees and what makes Apple the company with the best products in the market.
The book shameles replays theories and stories from Outliers, Talent is Overrated among others. There's nothing new to to subject, and the fact that the author is a an ex-athlete and not an expert on the subject tells a lot about the book
The book conclusions are politically bias, with an over simplistic mantra that free markets are the answer to every problem. I couldn't find much value on the Innovation tips, rather than the common sense knowledge you'd got from any other business book. Finally, the whole Ninja metaphor is just hard to swallow as the theory is full of holes from what the ninjas from Japan do and what an “Innovator Ninja” should.
It is like the authors got every other business theory and put it in a blender. The Business Leader vs. Functional Leader aproach the book takes it is over simplistic and even the leaders they mentioned in ther tales do not fall in one case or another. Don't waste your time like I did.
Great read for those who are not from the IT area, even better if you are. The history is so incredible that you feel you're listening one great spy thriller and not a biography.
Mitnick resembles the character of the White Collar TV series, Neil Cafrey. You will like him and cheer for him even when he is comiting wrong doings
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