The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation
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  • The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation

The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation

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by Jay Elliot, William L. Simon, Christopher Hurt
     
 

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From product development meetings to design labs, through executive boardroom showdowns to the world outside of Silicon Valley, this is the REAL Steve Jobs: the true story of the ‘Boy Genius’ who transformed technology and our world -- the way we work, play and communicate. Told from the perspective of a person who has known Jobs for over 30 years, and…  See more details below

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From product development meetings to design labs, through executive boardroom showdowns to the world outside of Silicon Valley, this is the REAL Steve Jobs: the true story of the ‘Boy Genius’ who transformed technology and our world -- the way we work, play and communicate. Told from the perspective of a person who has known Jobs for over 30 years, and full of exclusive interviews with many of the key figures in Apple Computer’s history, friends and foes of Jobs’ alike -- this book unfolds not only the Steve Jobs you won’t see on stage but also reveals and deeply explores his management and leadership principles.

From the Apple II to the McIntosh to Jobs’ stunning fall from grace, through his rebirth atop Apple, to Pixar, the iPod, iPhone, iPad, and much more, iLeadership: The Steve Jobs Way reveals real-life examples of Jobs’ leadership challenges and triumphs, helping readers to apply these principles to their own lives and careers.

Written in partnership with William L. Simon, author of the bestselling iCon (Wiley 2005), iLeadership: The Steve Jobs Way is not only the most revealing Steve Jobs biography ever written, it’s the “how to be like Steve” book readers have been waiting for.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455807949
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
04/12/2011
Edition description:
Unabridged, 6 CDs, 6 hrs. 56 min.
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author

Jay Elliot served as the Executive Vice President of Apple and was responsible for all corporate operations and overall corporate business planning, reporting directly to Steve Jobs. As a member of the Macintosh Development team he oversaw the development of the Macintosh software. During his tenure at Apple sales grew from $150 million to more than $3 billion. Prior to joining Apple, Jay started as a computer programmer at IBM and eventually moved into senior management, heading IBM’s 16,000 Santa Teresa Software Laboratory. He has also been a senior manager at Intel Corp. His articles and interviews have been published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Time Magazine and Fortune.

William L. Simon is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including iCON (Wiley 2005). He is also the author, along with the ‘world’s most infamous hacker’ Kevin Mitnick, of the bestsellers The Art of Deception and The Art of Intrusion. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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The Steve Jobs Way: iLeadership for a New Generation 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Stan_A More than 1 year ago
This is the first book I've read about Apple. It reveals Steve's history of Product Development and the Apple Culture that results in what is described as "The Apple Way". It also reveals why Apple struggled when he left and the triumphed when he returned. I've worked in a software development (test engineer) for many years, usually in creating an application that was derived from the customers' specs. Even with SMEs (subject matter experts) guiding the development of the Human Interface, the end users perspective usually was not considered. Steve has a good sense of how a product should look and feel, as well as the simplicity of usage. Jay praised Steve throughout the book (Rah, Rah). Most of it justifiable, however a bit repetitious. Jay also states that Apple will succeed, even without Steve. The (Jobs) culture is ingrained with the key players as well as the workforce and contractors. For the price, the book was a bit brief, but I was glad I read it for the insight of both Steve and "The Apple Way" of prduct development.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Will use the book as part of a leadership course in an MBA course I teach.
punctuation More than 1 year ago
A really good book that provides decent insight behind the scenes of Apple from a guy who worked closely with him through the good the bad and the good years (again). This is not like the kind of fawning, half-guessed, half-true unauthorized biographies you see. Yes, there is a certain element of repeating the basic tenet "Steve Jobs is tyrannical about details and a super-perfectionist" but it goes far beyond this in explaining how Apple gets the best out of the best people. If you're serious about doing business in the modern technology arena this book is ESSENTIAL reading.
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I appreciate Jobs' ability to focus, move Apple from his parent's garage, reach the pennicle, loose his company, start another company, become CEO of another company in a totally different field and become massively successful at that endeavor and regain control of his company that we was ousted and make it the most valuable company in history; all the while combatting his own demons. Brilliantly written.
RolfDobelli More than 1 year ago
¿We¿re here to put a dent in the universe,¿ said Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Computer and then chairman and CEO of Apple Inc. Today, all personal computers incorporate a version of the mouse-driven graphical user interface that Jobs perfected and popularized. The guiding spirit behind the Macintosh computer, iPod, iPad, iPhone and iTunes, Jobs is an American corporate legend. Few people worked more closely with him than Jay Elliot, a former senior vice president at Apple. In this business biography, written before Jobs died, Elliot and co-author William L. Simon detail Jobs¿s corporate achievements, his attention to product detail and his visionary leadership. getAbstract recommends their revealing profile to those compelled by or curious about the genius of Jobs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love steve jobs!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It really made me think about how I run my office and ways that I can improve. Every person is different; however, there are some excellent managerial tips within this--excellent!
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That is a great example how to write in simple language a good book. if it would be completed with numbers and diagram, probably it would be the best book for student of economy and not only for them.