By William L. Simon, Jay Elliot
The previous Senior vice chairman of Apple computing device and shut colleague of Steve Jobs’s all through his tenure, Jay Elliot takes readers on a awesome travel via Jobs’s spectacular profession. From the inception of game-changing items just like the Apple II and the Macintosh, to his attractive fall from grace,
and directly to his rebirth on the helm of Apple, his involvement with Pixar, and the advance of the iPod, iPhone, iPad, and masses extra, The Steve Jobs Way offers real-life examples of Jobs’s management demanding situations and triumphs, exhibiting readers the way to practice those principles
to their very own lives and careers. Packed with unique interviews from key figures in Apple Computer’s background, this revealing account offers a infrequently noticeable, intimate glimpse into the Steve Jobs you won’t see on degree, completely exploring his administration and management rules. From product improvement conferences to layout labs, through
government boardroom showdowns to the realm outdoor of Silicon Valley, readers will see the real Steve Jobs, the “Boy Genius” who without end reworked know-how and how we paintings, play, devour, and communicate—all during the eyes of somebody who labored aspect by means of aspect with Jobs. Written in partnership with William L. Simon, coauthor of the bestselling Jobs biography iCon, The Steve Jobs Way is the “how to be like Steve” ebook that readers were looking ahead to.
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