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Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs | [Carmine Gallo]

Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs

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.
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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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    11-08-11
    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.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Thomas Chapel Hill, NC, United States 10-15-11
    Thomas Chapel Hill, NC, United States 10-15-11 Member Since 2006
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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 2012
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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 2012
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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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    Cathleen Hood River, OR, United States 10-09-11
    Cathleen Hood River, OR, United States 10-09-11 Member Since 2008
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    "great listen overall - worth it"

    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.

    2 of 3 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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Wendi Lehi, UT, United States 12-17-14
    Wendi Lehi, UT, United States 12-17-14 Member Since 2010
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    "If you've read Steve Jobs' biography, skip this..."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    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).


    Would you ever listen to anything by Carmine Gallo again?

    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.


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

    He's good.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    david 12-20-13
    david 12-20-13 Member Since 2011

    “the book I was reading turned out to be crack” ― Elizabeth Norris, Unraveling

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    "Intersting but not great."

    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sam Motes Tampa 08-09-13
    Sam Motes Tampa 08-09-13 Listener Since 2009

    Audible obsessed lifelong learner.

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    "Jobs training for the rest of us"

    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.

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    Vincent Pittsburgh, PA, United States 09-04-12
    Vincent Pittsburgh, PA, United States 09-04-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Inspiring, combination self help and biography"
    If you could sum up Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs in three words, what would they be?

    Inspiring biography


    What did you like best about this story?

    This book not only focuses on Steve Jobs, but also describes other innovators that follow Steve Job's principles. Very inspiring.


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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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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