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.
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.
Tell us about yourself!
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.
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
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!
First off, I think Jobs was a brilliant person. I think there is a lot to take away from this book, and great perspective. As with all philosophies though, it's a matter of perspective. I really disliked how he slams engineers, and manufacturers saying they got in his way due to pessimism, but then, they took to the task and pulled ahead. It almost seems as though there "is" a cult following of Jobs. I will be able to use some of what is said in my daily life, but the ego stroking, and the me, me, me, I, I, I becomes a little overbearing.
The readers voice is decent to listen to. He tries to do some of the accents to portray some of the already known business men/women, it's overall OK.
No one. I found this book to be meaningless dribble. The sentences didn't seem to connect together. I think the book had a good outline but it was just 8 hours of nonsense.
No. I got the sense that Carmine Gallo is writing merely to fill the pages and could care less about what he's trying to communicate, if he's trying to communicate anything at all.
There is a disconnect between the way he says things and what he's reading. His voice is more suited for a 30 second movie trailer. 8 hours of same fluctuating pretentious authoritative-speak falls on deaf ears. He does some good impressions here and there. But he also has a insurmountable accent on a few particular words that is very distracting. I hate how he says the word "focus". It sounds offensive the way he says it. And this book probably has the word focus in it a hundred times. He also mispronounces people's names and world recognized advertising firms that made me lose respect for the Sean Mangan. It should have been re-recorded.
I can't understand how there are so many positive reviews on this audiobook/book.
"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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