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Steve Jobs: The Man Behind the Bitten Apple

Insight into the Thoughts and Actions of Apple’s Founder (Billionaire Visionaries)
Narrated by: Kevin Kollins
Series: Billionaire Visionaries, Book 3
Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins
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Summary

Steve Jobs is not just "the man behind the bitten apple" logo we all know so well, he is the founder of the world’s first trillion ($1,000,000,000,000) dollar company.

He is more than an ordinary man; he is, himself, a legend.

During his time on earth, his contribution toward the betterment of mankind was far more than what most people realize or understand. His ideas on aesthetics and his insistence on simplifying came from his natural ability to focus on the necessary and eject the rest. He understood the human condition and excelled at extracting the best for them and the best from them.

As all great men before him, and surely after him, he was misunderstood in many ways - from the reasons for his temperament to his ability to convert thought to action and action into product.

This audiobook takes you into the life of Steve Jobs more than just the events that happened in his life - but the workings of his mind as he handled those events and how me constantly moved forward with singular purpose and discipline of thought.

There are many areas of his life that seem familiar to us because we experience similar things. We have the same concerns, the same worries, the same reasons to laugh, and the same reasons to cry, but Steve shows us the way to keep moving forward and to make this a better place in every way possible.

This audiobook takes you on a journey of discovery - what you will find at the end of it is a better understanding of a man who did things very differently given the same set of circumstances we all experience in one way or another - and he took those circumstances and made them work - not just for him, but for the world around him as well.

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Very interesting

Even if you're not an Apple (or Pixar) fan, this is a great biography. It is quite 'American' in its telling and has too much detail in parts, but this really is a great listen. Jobs isn't portrayed as the nicest boss, but the book is both a story of Jobs & Apple and of a visionary leader. It is fascinating, inspirational and compelling; highly recommended.

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Brilliant and educational

I would never have listen this if I didn't belong to a book club - it was excellent. Steve was a brilliant guy albeit difficult. Recommended.

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Lessons learned and a great journey...

For anyone who finds business and the history of computers interesting, this is a must listen. It has inspired me to do better both professionally and personally. An excellent book. Oh, and just one more thing, I listened to it on my iPhone.

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I am not an Apple enthusiast

Even though I would not buy apple products I would recommend this book to everybody. Well written and narrated, gives an insight on the genius of Steve Jobs.

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Wow. Boring geek stuff made actually interesting,

Throughly well written and narrated. I'm not really much of a tech head but this got my juices flowing. I am happy to recommend.

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Perfect one!

Listened to this in a week, thoroughly enjoyable insight into the creative genius Steve Jobs. I laughed, cried and loved it. Highly recommended.,

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Good one!

Great book, great life story, great narrative. You learn how to love and hate the guy and the narration makes for a even greater experience without over acting the characters.

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Great book, great narrator

I love this book. Very inspiring person with an amazing life.I really liked the voice of the narrator. Easy listening even though I listened on 2x the speed

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Mesmerizing!

both the story and presentation are excellent in terms or engagement and entertainment, a must listen for everyone.

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An insightful story

This book was an insight into the mind of a genius. Steve Jobs will forever be known for his vision and outlandish determined mentality. It is the history of Apple the way they changed the world forever. There are lessons and methodologies which can be applied to your own life this book is very eye opening.

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  • Norman K Symons
  • 28-09-18

Worth every minute.

This book was recommended to me by my son. I found that interesting since I bought my first Apple IIE in 1983, the year he was born. I also bought Apple stock the following year. The book was a tough listen for me because I felt like I had witnessed the events in real time when they happened. It's that good. Captivating, without pretense or hesitation to tell it the way the author saw it. The book captures the timeless essence of the genius that was the man Steve Jobs. When you have as large an impact on humanity as Jobs did, you enter the realm of immortality.

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  • Ryan A Clark
  • 29-09-18

Eccentric Apple Inventor

This is a well-written book about an eccentric, explosive ex-hippie who, with others built Apple into a dynamic and very, very innovative company that provides us with new technologies, including computers, I-phones, I-Pads, music downloads, movie downloads, etc. They changed the face of America and the world of electronics. I now understand why my I-phone is designed as it is, and how much blood, sweat, tears and pepto-bismal/ ulcer medicine was required to bring it onto the public markets.
While I couldn't have worked for slavedriver Jobs, I credit him for harassing creative people into developing some great products.
I enjoyed the writing style of this author.

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  • Richard P Miller
  • 29-09-18

Loved this audible book. Couldn't put it down.

This book was a wonderful story of Steve Jobs, giving great insights to the person he was, a genius, perfectionist, and holding others to his own high standards, which seemed to help them achieve to a higher standard than they would have without that constant push by Jobs.
Definitely not kind hearted or even aware of others feelings, but did achieve high levels of amazing new technology with ideas and help from his friends and acquaintances, taking ideas and pushing them to the limit...
Enjoyed learning about his personal and family life.
I am a big fan of the iphone, and appreciate its ease of use especially since I am not particularly tech savvy.
This book was the behind the scenes of a great man whom I had already admired.
Unfortunate his having to deal with cancer and his death at such a young age and loss of a great mind!

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  • Richard V French
  • 29-09-18

Genius is rarely nice!

Loved the book! I thought the author was clear and honest and came away with the realization that we don't have to like Jobs to appreciate his genius and commitment to excellent products and experiences.

I came late to Apple products - just two years ago with my first iPhone (4). Now I have 2 iPhones, 2 iPods, 2 iPads and finally caved and bought an MacBook Air. I resisted on every one of them but softened as they each met my needs better than any other camera, music device or PC ever has in the past. As I use them I learn more and and have become a lifelong Apple device user - as long as they continue the level of innovation and excellence in their products that Jobs has inspired.

Until I listen this book I would not have been able to say why I loved these devices, now I know... And the gifts Jobs gave the world are these devices that work with our conscious minds and fingers AND to our unconscious delight - indeed, meeting needs we didn't know had.

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  • Gerald M Hutchinson
  • 29-09-18

A fascinating biography of a fascinating man

I was eagerly anticipating listening this biography, chiefly because Steve Jobs is a man who has fascinated me for many years and his effect on the modern world is impressive.

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  • Manuel J Swindell
  • 28-09-18

Fantastic!!

In was never much of a fan of Steve Jobs and was not particularly interested in this book she it came out. Now that I listen it, I have much different perspective on both the man a d his legacy.

This is a great biography, well balance and researched, I highly recommend it!

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  • Robert A Johnston
  • 28-09-18

A must listen

One of the best autobiographies I ever listen. JR MacGregor recreates Steve Job's life. He has done a phenomenal job staying neutral. I would recommend listening this book. Will fill you with immense motivation.

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  • Perry C Tibbetts
  • 28-09-18

Great Insight Into A Great Man!

Tells the story of one of the most brilliant thinkers and innovators of our time, warts and all. Just as Jobs had wanted. What a tragedy that he hadn't lived longer. Yes, he was abrasive, could be rude, somewhat arrogant at times, as well as many other negative traits. He wasn't unaware of how he came off to others. He was just more interested in getting his ideas into production. There are few people of his stature who would give such complete access to an author, as well as asking that he be portrayed as he actually was, warts and all. This is especially true of someone who was such a control freak. But, that's exactly what he requested of JR MacGregor, when asking him to write his story. He was definitely a man in a hurry. He was also an absolute perfectionist. But he certainly knew what the world wanted. I liked and admired him more, after listening this book.

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  • Adam A Santiago
  • 28-09-18

A good Book about an Extraordinary Individual

I love a well written book. This is one of them. It is an amazing book about an amazing person. Granted, you will reach half way through the book and be convinced that Jobs is a jerk with every sense of the word. However, you'll know that he's a jerk who got things done.
The author, JR MacGregor , does a great job in capturing the emotions of the periods and the stories he's telling us. Although the book is sanctioned by Jobs himself, it is surprisingly honest.Something tells me that this is not the last we have seen of JR MacGregor about Jobs. The book is too brief and there is definitely more that can be said about Jobs and his life. All in all, I had a great time listening this book and did not want for it to end.

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  • Crystal R Blackwell
  • 01-10-18

Fascinating man,fascinating history very well told

Being someone who has been involved with computers and the internet for more than 25 years and a Apple fangirl for the past 6 years, I considered this a must listen . This is not only the biography of a brilliant, driven, colorful man, it chronicles the history of personal computing and the major players that shaped our experiences today into tomorrow.

This book gives us a closeup look at the man responsible for many of the innovations that we take for granted today and we get to learn how he did what he did but also WHY. This book is fascinating and occasionally funny and shows us how far we've come in the last 30 years.

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