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256 pages, Paperback
First published October 1, 2009
I would have preferred that this book take a more critical view of Jobs's leadership style. While it's clear that he is a very effective, charismatic leader, he isn't without his faults as a leader; no leader is. I'd like to know some of the problems with Jobs's leadership style, and how might the reader avoid such pitfalls. Assuming that most readers don't have the charisma of Jobs (who does?), what practical qualities could we learn from his style? There's a little of that in the book, but not as much as I would have liked. Finally, I was most disappointed with the fact that I didn't gain any new insights into leadership or Jobs. Most of the really insightful parts I had heard before, and this book didn't really add anything new. Nevertheless, it was entertaining, and some of the stories of Apple and Jobs in the early years were interesting.