In iLeadership, Jay Elliot gives the listener the opportunity of seeing Steve Jobs as only his closest associates have ever seen him, and to learn what has made him - and the mystique of his management style - capable of creating tools so extraordinary that they have remade three industries and have transformed the way we create, consume, and communicate with each other.
Jay Elliot worked side by side with Steve as Senior Vice President of Apple and brings us his deep insider perspective of Steve's singular iLeadership style - which encompasses four major principles: product, talent, organization, and marketing.
Jay shares the lessons that come out of Steve's intuitive approach to show how the creative and technological brilliance of iLeadership can be utilized to drive breakthroughs in any organization, irrespective of size.
©2011 Jay Elliot and William L. Simon (P)2011 Audible, Inc.
"There have been so many books about Steve Jobs but none that have the vantage point of an insider like this one. The narrative is very engaging and I could not stop reading.... Jay has done a fantastic job to provide insights that we all can use from the man who has inspired two generations of entrepreneurs." (Naeem Zafar, Lecturer, Entrepreneurship, University of California Berkeley, Haas School of Business)
"Steve Jobs is a revolutionary leader and thinker who has been written about by many people. But for the first time, in The Steve Jobs Way, Jay Elliot brings a deep, insider perspective of Steve Jobs' unique leadership style, which has forever changed our everyday lives and the world around us." (Howard Behar, former president of Starbucks Coffee International and author of It's Not About the Coffee)
"Christopher Hurt gives an outstanding narration of this insider's analysis of Steve Jobs's one-of-a-kind leadership at Apple. Hurt's casual gravitas is perfect for an analytic business biography; he's superb at using his vocal tone and phrasing to emphasize crucial points." (AudioFile)
"Unique and inspiring leader of our generation"
Steve leads his industry with creativity, energy and courage. He keeps creating new products and generating new ideas, eventhough he is already very wealthy and probably doesn't need the additional income. Computing and telecommunication is so much more fun with his company Apple intensifying competition with new products such as i-tune, touch phone and tablets.
I really enjoyed this book which gives a good insight about the roller coaster career of Steve Jobs.
"Good and Inspring book"
This book has very good content. It gives you good overview how Steve Jobs build Apple and become a market leader. Ups and down of Apple….I really enjoy listening this audio.
"Good content but a little sickening"
This book has great content. It is very interesting to see the intensity and attention to details that Jobs put into his work and how that affected the outcome of his product. His unrelenting drive to deliver a product that he himself and his customers would love is what has made Apple the success it is.
The downside of this book is that it is a worship book about Steve Jobs. Several times while listening I almost gave up and stopped listening because it made me sick to keep hearing this man praised over and over. He does deserve a lot of credit for persevering but to go on and on over how wonderful he is was way over the top. Have a listen to this book but be sure to keep a bucket nearby!
"A history to learn from"
Because this book is an overview of how Steve Jobs build Apple to be one of the largest companies in the world it is interesting for the entire book. I find books about leadership principles can get very repetitive very quickly.
Jay Elliot, a former Apple executive, takes us along on the intriguing journey of Apple's growth. We learn from observing Steve Jobs' charismatic leadership style, his successes and his failures along the way. Definitely worth a read/listen for some inspiration on how you will "make a dent in the universe" (as Steve Jobs would say).
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