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David

TAINAN, Taiwan | Member Since 2008

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  • The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By Jay Elliot, William L. Simon
    • Narrated By Christopher Hurt
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1124)
    Performance
    (719)
    Story
    (712)

    In iLeadership, Jay Elliot gives the listener the opportunity of seeing Steve Jobs as only his closest associates have ever seen him, and to learn what has made him - and the mystique of his management style - capable of creating tools so extraordinary that they have remade three industries and have transformed the way we create, consume, and communicate with each other.

    David says: "a man who actually worked with Jobs"
    "a man who actually worked with Jobs"
    Overall

    Unlike most other books about Steve Jobs (I have read or listened to most of them), this one is written by someone who has actually worked with him. Bringing out a more human side of Jobs. Prior to this book, from movies like Pirates of Silicon Valley and other biographies (like iCon and the 2nd coming of SJ), I've always thought of Jobs as an egotistic monster in the early days of Apple, this book painted a different kind of young Jobs, filled with good intentions and high minded ideas, and states that it was actually Jobs himself who decided to leave Apple instead of being fired by the Apple board. I find Mr. Elliot's approach of tying Steve's action with his iLeadership best practices points slightly distracting. Still overall, I highly enjoyed this book, and recommend it to all who is really fascinated about Steve Job.

    26 of 26 people found this review helpful
  • The Art of the Deal: Contemporary Art in a Global Financial Market

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By Noah Horowitz
    • Narrated By Ken Kliban
    Overall
    (24)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (10)

    Art today is defined by its relationship to money as never before. Prices of living artists' works have been driven to unprecedented heights, conventional boundaries within the art world have collapsed, and artists now think ever more strategically about how to advance their careers. Artists no longer simply make art, but package, sell, and brand it. Noah Horowitz exposes the inner workings of the contemporary art market, explaining how this unique economy came to be, how it works, and where it's headed.

    David says: "unbearable"
    "unbearable"
    Overall

    The book attempts to cover an interesting subject, studying the relation between art for the sake of aesthetics or as an investment. However it is written in such an unbearable thesis paper like fashion. Explaining everything down to detail like a instructional manual, like the difference between film and video. Disappointed.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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