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, Christopher Hurt
     
 

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The former Senior Vice President of Apple Computer and close colleague of Steve Jobs’s throughout his tenure, Jay Elliot takes listeners on a remarkable tour through Jobs’s astonishing career. From the inception of game-changing products like the Apple II and the Macintosh, to his stunning fall from grace, and on to his rebirth at the helm of Apple, his

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The former Senior Vice President of Apple Computer and close colleague of Steve Jobs’s throughout his tenure, Jay Elliot takes listeners on a remarkable tour through Jobs’s astonishing career. From the inception of game-changing products like the Apple II and the Macintosh, to his stunning fall from grace, and on to his rebirth at the helm of Apple, his involvement with Pixar, and the development of the iPod, iPhone, iPad, and much more, The Steve Jobs Way presents real-life examples of Jobs’s leadership challenges and triumphs, showing readers how to apply these principles to their own lives and careers.

Packed with exclusive interviews from key figures in Apple Computer’s history, this revealing account provides a rarely seen, intimate glimpse into the Steve Jobs you won’t see on stage, thoroughly exploring his management and leadership principles. From product development meetings to design labs, through executive boardroom showdowns to the world outside of Silicon Valley, you will see the real Steve Jobs, the “Boy Genius” who forever transformed technology and the way we work, play, consume, and communicate — all through the eyes of someone who worked side by side with Jobs.

“Fascinating work that both validates the Jobs/Apple mystique while demystifying it at the same time! Great [book] for all of us working to keep our visions married to the details.”
—David Allen, author of the international bestseller Getting Things Done

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455855223
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
02/14/2012
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author


Jay Elliot has more than 30 years operations experience with corporate giants like IBM, Intel, and Apple. He served as the VP of Apple, reporting directly to Steve Jobs. While at Macintosh, he helped Steve develop the Macintosh computer. During his tenure at Apple he created Apple TV and internal employee TV communication system, overseeing growth in sales from $150 million to more than $3 billion. He lives in California.

William L. Simon is the author of numerous New York Times bestsellers, including iCon. 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.