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.
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.
I really enjoyed the message and the vision of the book. The narrator is not what I would have expected though, for a book like this. I wish it was narrated by Steve Jobs.
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 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.
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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.
Audible obsessed lifelong learner.
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.
"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
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