In The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs, best-selling author Carmine Gallo reveals the qualities that make the Apple co-founder the most innovative leader in business today. Each principle is backed with research, quotes, and first-person interviews with experts and business leaders, as well as specific ideas for applying those principles to every business, large or small.
By following Steve Jobs’ visionary example, you'll discover exciting new ways to unlock your creative potential and to foster an environment that encourages innovation and allows it to flourish. You'll learn how to match - and beat - the most powerful competitors, develop the most revolutionary products, attract the most loyal customers, and thrive in the most challenging times.
©2011 Carmine Gallo (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Maybe I've listened to too many books about Steve Jobs, but this one seems to be a high-level overview of things covered in all the other books I've listened to. So it's a good summary/review, although some of the statements are contridicted in The official bio that was just released. The one thing about this book that drives me crazy are all the mis-pronunciations. It's difficult for me to listen to the content with so many obvious errors.
I gave up on this book in the middle of Chapter 9 because all it talked about was Steve Job's passion. Absolutely zero insight into the innovations secrets of Steve Job's except he was passionate. I passionately wanted to shoot myself in the head if I had to hear any more about how passionate Steve Jobs was. Because of A, SJ was passionate. B would not have happened if SJ was not passionate. C did not get SJ down because he was passionate. What would SJ do? Be passionate.If you want to hear about how passionate SJ was, this book is for you.
By chapter 9, there was nothing related to the innovations of Steve Jobs except for the life history of Steve Jobs.
I thought his voice and reading was ok but the subject matter became so grating and repetitive. I was not disappointed in Sean Mangan's reading at all...just the material.
Disappointment. Everybody I have talked to about this book laughed and said I should have got the autobiography instead.
Save your credits.
this is the worst review i have ever written. This is awful.
you could spend an hour reviewing all of steve jobs youtube videos, including his stanford address and key MacWorld presentations, and be better entertained and hear everything of value in this book. Oh, and Steve can actually speak in an entertaining way.
As far as I can tell, all this author ever did was listen to the same speeches and then expound on them with trite ridiculous anecdotes. To summarize the book, be just like Steve and you will be an inspiration to all around you, turn around your business, and be a smashing success.
On top of that the narrator is simply difficult to listen to. He could take Steve's speeches and make them nauseatingly boring. If he spoke any slower, you could read braille faster.
What a waste.
Maybe, some insights create thought, while pronunciation of some common known names and words are obliterated by the Narrator.
I like the narrators voice, but his soul isn't in it. Again how do you say Renaissance? His pronunciation is Crazy, I'd like to know what schools he attended so I can steer my children away.
Some thoughts are inspirational. The book repeats itself time and again. If I didn't get it at a discount, I'd be asking for a refund
Very good for inspiring creativity.
Cutting of Apple's number of products from 300 to ten!
Very clear and pleasurable listening.
innovation is nothing but a catch word here. Unless mass manipulation is 'innovation" for you too. The whole book sings "kumbayas" to three same guy the book admits stole most of "his" ideas...
I thoroughly enjoyed the story of Steve Jobs. What an amazing man and how impressive his contributions. I didn't appreciate the author repeating several stories he'd told earlier in the book. Seemed he was trying to meet a publishers requirement of x number of pages. Also, afterwards I discovered much of this story on the internet. Again, I'm impressed with Steve Jobs, this author not so much.
An innovative leader like Steve Jobs may come along only once in a person's lifetime but his leadership style can be learned. Carmine Gallo has captured the essence of what Steve Jobs was all about, and although innovation and leading sounds easy, very few people can lead like him because very few people have the courage and determination to push against the pushback of those who are not visionaries. This book does not make Jobs-like leadership sound easy because it is not easy. This book tells everyone who want it badly enough that it is possible. How badly do you want it? Do you have a Steve Jobs in you? If so, this book is for you.
I enjoyed Carmine Gallo's How to Speak Like TED on audible yet I was not a strong supporter of Jobs. So I came to the book with some ambivalence. I was shocked and surprised as the creative elements were highlighted by Gallo. Not only were Jobs' revelations shared but other creative thinkers as well. Also, I loved hearing about the shortsightedness of some companies that did not nurture the creative process. This is a story as only Gallo can share! I came away with a new appreciation of Jobs' contributions and a deeper appreciation of Carmine Gallo!
"Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs"
Although the book is not 100% about Steve Jobs I found it very useful and it will tell you how to think outside of the box. Very good read
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.