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Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs Audiobook

Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs

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Publisher's Summary

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

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    Rick 11-08-11
    Rick 11-08-11 Member Since 2009
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    "Good summary of Steve's approach. Sort of."

    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.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Dan Minneapolis 12-19-14
    Dan Minneapolis 12-19-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Passionately Painful To Listen To"
    What disappointed you about Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs?

    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.


    What was most disappointing about Carmine Gallo’s story?

    By chapter 9, there was nothing related to the innovations of Steve Jobs except for the life history of Steve Jobs.


    What does Sean Mangan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    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.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment. Everybody I have talked to about this book laughed and said I should have got the autobiography instead.


    Any additional comments?

    Save your credits.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas 10-15-11
    Thomas 10-15-11 Member Since 2013
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    "awful"

    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.

    9 of 12 people found this review helpful
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    John CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States 03-08-13
    John CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, United States 03-08-13 Member Since 2016
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    "Somewhat Redundant"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Maybe, some insights create thought, while pronunciation of some common known names and words are obliterated by the Narrator.


    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    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.


    Any additional comments?

    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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Kim Taichung, Taiwan 03-08-12
    Kim Taichung, Taiwan 03-08-12 Member Since 2013
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    "Inspiring!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Very good for inspiring creativity.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs?

    Cutting of Apple's number of products from 300 to ten!


    What about Sean Mangan’s performance did you like?

    Very clear and pleasurable listening.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Utkarsh 10-20-16
    Utkarsh 10-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Excellent takeaways. Instant inspiration!"

    perhaps the best audiobook in giving actionable steps and examples to back up, of how entrepreneurs and businesses can think and act more like Steve Jobs and Apple as a whole. Can pick up from any where in the book and feel inspired and get a fresh new perspective! Thanks so much. One of my favourites now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kris Hutchison 10-14-16 Member Since 2015

    Architect, 3D Designer, Krav maga instuctor and fan of science fiction and fantasy.

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    "Very interesting and inspirational"

    An interesting and inspirational book.
    Concise and well written.
    A great book for anyone who has a great idea or someone who needs one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Victor Volggorad, Russia 09-14-16
    Victor Volggorad, Russia 09-14-16
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    "Idol worshippers' masterpiece, doubtfully practic"

    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...

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    Lorinda Forrest 06-22-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Impressive!"

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jason K. 06-06-16
    Jason K. 06-06-16 Member Since 2015
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    "overall really good"

    definitely worth it. makes you think. note to implement in my business! worth every minute.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    "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

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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