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Leading Apple with Steve Jobs: Management Lessons from a Controversial Genius

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A former Senior VP of Apple shares how Steve Jobs motivated people to do the best work of their livesJay Elliot was hired personally by Steve Jobs, just in time to accompany him on the last of his historic visits to Xerox's Palo Alto Research Center, the visits that changed the course of computing. As Senior VP of Apple, Jay served as Steve's right-hand man and ...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published September 25th 2012 by Wiley (first published August 23rd 2012)
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Softwaredeveloperlife
A more accurate version of Steve Jobs behind the products

"Leading Apple with Steve Jobs" gives us an inside look from a Former VP of Apple within the early stages of the company. At first, this book is not expected to give you the nook and crannies of Steve Jobs autobiography. In addition, some autobiographies written for Steve Jobs may not be the most accurate representation of the events if it was not written under the guidance of Steve Jobs himself. In contrast, the autobiography of Elon Musk
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Justsuzi
Aug 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Very easy read. Some good management lessons to pick up.
Heather
Jun 03, 2017 rated it it was ok
While there are some good insights into the Apple culture and history, the narrative came across a defense of Steve Jobs. Elliot's loyalty and admiration of his late boss is clear and the focus and tone of this book is more of a counterpoint to Isaacson's biography in his attempt to "set the record straight". Not a bad read, but not the leadership text expected.
Igpond.comdes Stephens
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Margaret Mead once said "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has". Apple and its group of pirates led by Steve Jobs did change the world.
Jay Elliot was Senior Vice President of Apple. He believes it was the most successful company in the history of business. Even if you don't believe this there is much to be learned from this book.
Starting with vision Elliot details the strength and depth of Job's vision
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Matt Heavner
Mar 16, 2013 rated it liked it
This is a good look at leadership and "philosophy of life" through a lens of a close co-worker/friend of Steve Jobs. In some ways it is a "rebuttal" to Walter Isaacson's biography. ("Steve wasn't that mean.. Well, he could be abrasive.. That's not quite how the meeting went.. etc") In some ways I found it an interesting study in "perspective/memory" -- I wonder how much of Isaacson's point of view was "straight from Steve, filtered by time/memory" (or how much of Elliot's was). An interesting ...more
Deepak Doddamani
Jul 18, 2013 rated it liked it
every startup entrepreneurs should read this book by Jay as it gives a good insight of PRODUCT LEADERSHIP of Steve Jobs and his passion to create user friendly products. Concept of pirate organization based on true spirits of entrepreneurship and innovation has been explained in great detail by Jay. He has also outlined how Apple was different in its approach towards the business than the other Navy type traditional organization.
Brielle
Jun 25, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a different type of book than I normally read but I still enjoyed it. Its core message was motivation and inspiration. It had some great lessons for entrepreneurs but some of it was flat and unengaging. I also learned more about the Apple story and their history as a company. I also learned more about who Steve Jobs was as a person and leader. I took away some lessons and great quotes but I won't read it again.
Dave Castillo
May 11, 2015 rated it liked it
Great story about a true partnership. Jay Elliot does a good job walking the reader through the collaborative relationship he and Steve had. The book is a quick and easy read. Jay gives great examples of true applications to Steve's values and leadership principals that allows the reader to relate.
Kirke Narusk
Jan 13, 2017 rated it liked it
Song of praise to Steve Jobs and apple, basically not a single negative word about Steve or Apple. Practical and useful tips and suggestions how to be Steve-like leader or start-up entrepreneur. In my opinion a bit superficial and written with rush. I did not like that the author glorified Steve and himself at every step, it was narcissist.
Satrio Natakusuma
Ada yang menerjemahkan buku ini......
Joshua Francia
Feb 15, 2015 rated it liked it
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Eloge Nimbesha
Mar 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A must read book!!!
Harish Puvvula
Sep 29, 2012 rated it liked it
Nothing very special about the book
Frank
Nov 17, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Brandie
Interesting, but obviously written by a fan of Steve Jobs rather than a critic.
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