I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words

I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words

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by George Beahm
     
 

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Drawn from more than three decades of media coverage—print, electronic, and online—this tribute serves up the best, most thought-provoking insights ever spoken by Steve Jobs: more than 200 quotations that are essential reading for everyone who seeks innovative solutions and inspirations applicable to their business, regardless of size.

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Drawn from more than three decades of media coverage—print, electronic, and online—this tribute serves up the best, most thought-provoking insights ever spoken by Steve Jobs: more than 200 quotations that are essential reading for everyone who seeks innovative solutions and inspirations applicable to their business, regardless of size.

Jobs, who passed away on October 5, 2011 at the age of 56, co-founded Apple in 1976. He stepped down from that role in August 2011, bringing an end to one of the greatest, most transformative business careers in history. Over the years, Jobs gave countless interviews to the media, explaining what he called “the vision thing”—his unmatched ability to envision, and successfully bring to the marketplace, consumer products that people find simply irresistible.

Jobs made an indelible mark in multiple industries, and played an enormous role in creating others. Consider how Jobs and Apple shaped the following fields: personal computers (laptop and desktop), apps (for multiple electronic devices), computer animation (Pixar), music (iTunes), telecommunications (iPhone), personal digital devices (iPod), books (iBook), and, most recently, tablets (iPad). Jobs was the greatest business visionary of our era.

I, Steve is the perfect gift or reference item for everyone interested in this great American original.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"It's the same treatment given such luminaries as Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Hitchens and offers Jobs's views on life, death, technology and design, among other topics." —Timothy R. Smith, Washington Post

"A new book revealing many of Steve Jobs' most illuminating quotes..." —Lance Whitney, CNET

"Steve Jobs, whose resume twice cites 'the vision thing,' has given us some truly memorable quotes." —FoxNews.com

"A 160-page collection of quotes from the most iconic product pitchman since P.T. Barnum." —Ben Popper, The New York Observer BetaBeat blog

"A much better Jobs product is coming soon. It’ll entertain you for hours, and no — it is not a Jobs-branded iPad or anything similarly high-tech. It is, friends, an old-fashioned book!" —Hillary Reinsberg, Mogulite

"Inspirational reading pleasure." —Courtney Boyd Myers, The Next Web

"The kind of book that you read, think about, and then pass on to a friend or colleague...I learned a lot about Jobs’ thinking process." —Allen Stern, CenterNetworks

"A short work to be dipped into for nuggets of business (or law firm) wisdom..." —Michael Roach, Law Technology News

"Steve Jobs, who brought the world the iPhone, the iPad, the iPod and so much more, has left a rich history, both of technological innovations and of thoughts about what people want from them. Perhaps it's inevitable that a book about him would be titled I, Steve." —Ned Potter, ABCNews.com

Praise for Other Titles in Agate B2's New York Times Best-Selling Series, IN THEIR OWN WORDS:

"[Impatient Optimist] is like eating salted peanuts: Once you start reading, it's hard to stop." – Anne Fisher, CNN Money

"[Boy Billionaire] reveals the intimate thoughts and beliefs of the man who has arguably created one of the world's largest companies…and who is also one of the world's greatest social connectors." - Strategy Driven

Praise for Steve Jobs:

"Rarely has a major company and industry been so dominated by a single individual, and so successful. His influence went far beyond the iconic personal computers that were Apple’s principal product for its first 20 years. In the last decade, Apple has redefined the music business through the iPod, the cellphone business through the iPhone and the entertainment and media world through the iPad. Again and again, Mr. Jobs gambled that he knew what the customer would want, and again and again he was right." —The New York Times

"CEO of the decade." —Fortune magazine

"The world's best-performing CEO." —Harvard Business Review

"Person of the Decade." —The Wall Street Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781932841664
Publisher:
Agate
Publication date:
10/19/2011
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
712,903
Product dimensions:
4.50(w) x 6.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


George Beahm is the author or editor of more than 25 books, many of them companion volumes about well-known writers and public figures. He lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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I, Steve: Steve Jobs In His Own Words 3.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book had tons of information on Steve Jobs. Sometimes it was really boring but other than that this book was good!
NathanIves More than 1 year ago
I, Steve: Steve Jobs in His Own Words edited by George Beahm reveals Steve Jobs' core beliefs about business in a way no other author has been able to achieve... because these insights come directly from Steve Jobs himself. George's book systematically covers a wide range of topics from `Being the Best' to `Risking Failure', from `Passion' to `Values', and `Beyond Recruiting' to `Firing Employees'. Throughout I, Steve, three predominate themes are revealed: - the intersection between design and business values as expressed in products - the importance of people, teamwork, and organizational culture in achieving innovation, and - the necessity of cutting against conventional wisdom to fulfill what people want before they know they want it. I like I, Steve because it reveals the intimate thoughts and beliefs of a man who was not only a creative genius but who was also a business giant. Most of Steve Jobs' approaches align well with the principles and philosophies I recommend business leaders adopt to further the success of their organizations. While I recognize that some may disagree with Steve Jobs' approach to certain circumstances - and on occasion I do too, all agree he was one of the great leaders and visionaries who has shape our modern world. I appreciated the layout of I, Steve, the organization of quotes around meaningful topic areas, the dating of each quote, and Steve Jobs' life story timeline provided at the end of the book. I found that knowing the setting and circumstances of the Steve Jobs' quotes provided insightful context from which to interpret them. As such, I recommend first-time readers review the `Milestones' timeline presented at the end of the book first and refer to it often when reading individual quotes. For it's intimate portrayal of an American entrepreneurial icon, I, Steve is a StrategyDriven recommended read. All the Best, Nathan Ives StrategyDriven Principal
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I was nit expecting this to be good but when i readit i knew about him and what he was like then
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zelzah1926 More than 1 year ago
a tribute to Steve...in his own words...a genius only once in a lifetime
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Thought he was more interesting nope i was wrong
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