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
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!
If you are looking for inspiration on how to change your approach to your company or job, this is a must read
Very good tips, but I would like to get them summarized somewhere.
Great voice, great tone.
Thanks Mr Gallo for your brilliant insights, observations & engaging narrative.
This text contains the essentials for anyone wanting to innovate - even if that's only in their own life.
This book was good as it helped to get inside of the mind of Steve Jobs. The perspective of this book will love you with a view of the Steve Jobs thy will help you see as he saw and perhaps succeed as he did.
I think if you are interested in Steve Jobs enough to have read his biography by Walter Isaacson, I would not recommend this. None of the stories were new or insightful. The author does have some excellent Youtube videos on the presentation skills you can learn from Steve Jobs, but this book did not contain any information nearly as useful. You can sum up the message of the book as "Think Like Steve Jobs" (as if you can innovate like Jobs merely by getting in the proper mindset).
I would be willing to try something more along his excellent observations on the presentation skills of Steve Jobs. But this did kind of make me distrustful. I am surprised he would publish this the way it was written.
Not really. It's very rah-rah. Low on substance. Truthfully it felt like he pumped this out on a blog and published it because by having Steve Jobs in the title, it was a guaranteed seller.
“the book I was reading turned out to be crack” ― Elizabeth Norris, Unraveling
It didn’t really capture the imagination as much as I had hoped. It tells a lot of stories about Steve’s life but not necessarily the story of his life. It’s supposed to be more of an insight to how he thought more than the story of his life. As the author had to read into the decisions and life events a great deal, I found that it was comprised more of opinion than fact. However, it was still interesting.
Good content on why Jobs was so driven and innovative. I loved the quote from Thomas Friedman saying in essence what the economy needed was more Jobs, Steve Jobses that is. Schemed some of the biography info on Steve's career path but spent most of he time focusing on the traits that drove the man.
This book not only focuses on Steve Jobs, but also describes other innovators that follow Steve Job's principles. Very inspiring.
Internet entrepreneur from the Netherlands.
This book is so great and has so many applicable lessons, that I decided to buy the paper version as well. I listen to audiobooks driving to and from my work, it is hard to take notes while driving. And with this book, you constantly want to take notes! So I bought the paper book as well, just for that purpose. It is read in a pleasant way, not to fast, not to slow. Perfect. Very happy with it. I recommend it!
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