The Steve Jobs Way is a book that provides a peek into the managerial and leadership style followed by Steve Jobs, through the eyes of a close colleague of his.
Summary Of The Book
The Steve Jobs Way delivers a fresh account of Steve Jobs’ journey with Apple, and the book also tries to convey Jobs’ style of innovative thinking and leadership.
Jay Elliot is the former Senior Vice President of Apple, and he provides an insider’s account on Steve Jobs and his style of working at Apple. Elliot covers the significant portions of Jobs’ life, starting from the design of the initial products like the Macintosh to Jobs’ sudden dismissal from the company and his later comeback.
The book traces the leadership style followed by Steve Jobs’ and the Apple culture of promoting simplicity and excellence. It explores the four key components of ‘iLeadership’ - talent, product, marketing, and organization. While talking about these components, the book also highlights the main factor that set Jobs apart from the rest - his obsession with consumer satisfaction and easy usability, which is consistent with Apple’s extremely minimalistic products like the iPod, iPad and iPhone. In this book, the authors also discuss Jobs’ involvement with Pixar Animation Studios.
The book explores Steve Jobs’ relationship with Apple through interviews with key players in the company, and it reveals several facets of Jobs’ character and career that are not widely known. Written from the perspective of a close colleague, this book provides a view of Steve Jobs and Apple that is up close and personal.
About The Authors
Jay Elliot was the Senior Vice President at Apple, and a close associate of Steve Jobs’.
His articles and interviews have appeared in publications like The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and Time. The Steve Jobs Way is his first book.
During his tenure at Apple, Jay was responsible for Corporate Operations. He also worked with Steve Jobs in the development of the Macintosh computer.
William L. Simon is a writer who has co-authored many books on subjects like technology and hacking.
Other books by William L. Simon include Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures As The World’s Most Wanted Hacker, In Search of Business Value: Ensuring a Return on Your Technology Investment, The Energy Healing Experiments: Science Reveals Our Natural Power to Heal, and The Art of Deception: Controlling the Human Element of Security.
Not a self-help or business book if you are searching for one!
Syed Muhammed Hussain
26 Sep, 2011
It's the 'Steve Jobs way'.....and not.....Steve's Biography
22 Nov, 2011
this book has changed my business life
11 May, 2016
Jobs, do things differently
2 Nov, 2015
A Good Book For Steve's Fans.
26 Aug, 2013
Best book to read
Pavan Kumar Koutarapu
28 Aug, 2012
4 Feb, 2012
The Steve Jobs Way- A close assessment.
3 Jan, 2012
Life of Steve Jobs described well enough!!
12 Dec, 2011
The Steve Jobs Way by Jay Elliot
14 Nov, 2011