Steve Jobs: Ten Lessons in Leadership

Steve Jobs: Ten Lessons in Leadership

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by Michael Essany
     
 

"Steve Jobs: Ten Lessons in Leadership" is the work of national bestselling author and veteran tech news reporter Michael Essany.

On October 5th, 2011, the world lost one of its greatest innovators, inventors, and inspired artists - Apple co-founder and tech visionary Steve Jobs. But as the world mourned the loss, it also collectively opened its eyes to the… See more details below

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"Steve Jobs: Ten Lessons in Leadership" is the work of national bestselling author and veteran tech news reporter Michael Essany.

On October 5th, 2011, the world lost one of its greatest innovators, inventors, and inspired artists - Apple co-founder and tech visionary Steve Jobs. But as the world mourned the loss, it also collectively opened its eyes to the extraordinary wisdom imparted from his 56 years.

Within three weeks of his passing, the official Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson was published. But since then, more details of Steve Jobs' personal and professional lives have emerged.

The following work presents the philosophies and values preached and practiced by Jobs throughout his career, though only some have been well-known until now. These are the ten lessons in leadership as exemplified by the incomparable life and legacy of Steve Jobs.

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Lesson 2: The Details Don't Matter... At First

In January 2012, Bob Borchers - a former iPhone product marketing engineer for Apple - revealed that which was not widely known about Steve Jobs. The Apple chief's original challenge to the team was not to design a cutting edge smartphone with myriad bells and whistles. Jobs wanted his team to create a device that consumers - once in possession of it - could never imagine a time in which they no longer owned one.

"What's interesting is that the challenge Steve laid out for us when we created the iPhone wasn't to make a touch-screen device that would play apps and do all of this stuff," Borchers revealed. "His [charge] was simple. He wanted to create the first phone that people would fall in love with. That's what he told us."

As difficult as it may be to fathom today, Steve Jobs said nothing of apps, GPS, video or photography, or voice integration when he spoke of the first iPhone. The only specifics Jobs outlined were that the device must be the best iPod produced to date and also something that enables users to carry ‘the internet in their pocket.’

"Now if you're an engineer, like I am by training, you're like 'what the heck does that mean?'" Borchers reflects. "But he was right. The idea was that he wanted to create something that was so instrumental and integrated in peoples' lives that you'd rather leave your wallet at home than your iPhone."

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014450546
Publisher:
New Beginnings
Publication date:
05/14/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
834,602
File size:
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Meet the Author

Michael Essany is a former E! Entertainment Television host and producer widely recognizable for his appearances on Oprah, The Tonight Show, Access Hollywood, Today, ET, and Inside Edition.

Michael is also a bestselling author, columnist, and blogger whose work and accomplishments have been featured in the pages of Time, People, Newsweek, Entertainment Weekly, Details, Maxim, and TV Guide.

Michael graduated Magna cum Laude from Valparaiso University in 2005 with a BA in Political Science. That same year, A&E Biography recognized Michael's work and inspirational achievements by naming him to their list of "America's Most Remarkable People."

Since 2008, Michael Essany has served as Vice President of Indiana Grain Company. Michael, his wife Christa, and their daughter Gianna reside just outside of Chicago, Illinois.

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