• Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs

  • By: Carmine Gallo
  • Narrated by: Sean Mangan
  • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
  • 4.2 out of 5 stars (492 ratings)

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Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs

By: Carmine Gallo
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Publisher's Summary

In The Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs, best-selling author Carmine Gallo reveals the qualities that make the Apple co-founder the most innovative leader in business today. Each principle is backed with research, quotes, and first-person interviews with experts and business leaders, as well as specific ideas for applying those principles to every business, large or small.

By following Steve Jobs’ visionary example, you'll discover exciting new ways to unlock your creative potential and to foster an environment that encourages innovation and allows it to flourish. You'll learn how to match - and beat - the most powerful competitors, develop the most revolutionary products, attract the most loyal customers, and thrive in the most challenging times.

©2011 Carmine Gallo (P)2011 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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awful

this is the worst review i have ever written. This is awful.
you could spend an hour reviewing all of steve jobs youtube videos, including his stanford address and key MacWorld presentations, and be better entertained and hear everything of value in this book. Oh, and Steve can actually speak in an entertaining way.
As far as I can tell, all this author ever did was listen to the same speeches and then expound on them with trite ridiculous anecdotes. To summarize the book, be just like Steve and you will be an inspiration to all around you, turn around your business, and be a smashing success.
On top of that the narrator is simply difficult to listen to. He could take Steve's speeches and make them nauseatingly boring. If he spoke any slower, you could read braille faster.
What a waste.

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Good summary of Steve's approach. Sort of.

Maybe I've listened to too many books about Steve Jobs, but this one seems to be a high-level overview of things covered in all the other books I've listened to. So it's a good summary/review, although some of the statements are contridicted in The official bio that was just released. The one thing about this book that drives me crazy are all the mis-pronunciations. It's difficult for me to listen to the content with so many obvious errors.

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Passionately Painful To Listen To

What disappointed you about Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs?

I gave up on this book in the middle of Chapter 9 because all it talked about was Steve Job's passion. Absolutely zero insight into the innovations secrets of Steve Job's except he was passionate. I passionately wanted to shoot myself in the head if I had to hear any more about how passionate Steve Jobs was. Because of A, SJ was passionate. B would not have happened if SJ was not passionate. C did not get SJ down because he was passionate. What would SJ do? Be passionate.If you want to hear about how passionate SJ was, this book is for you.

What was most disappointing about Carmine Gallo’s story?

By chapter 9, there was nothing related to the innovations of Steve Jobs except for the life history of Steve Jobs.

What does Sean Mangan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I thought his voice and reading was ok but the subject matter became so grating and repetitive. I was not disappointed in Sean Mangan's reading at all...just the material.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. Everybody I have talked to about this book laughed and said I should have got the autobiography instead.

Any additional comments?

Save your credits.

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great listen overall - worth it

I really enjoyed the message and the vision of the book. The narrator is not what I would have expected though, for a book like this. I wish it was narrated by Steve Jobs.

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Somewhat Redundant

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

Maybe, some insights create thought, while pronunciation of some common known names and words are obliterated by the Narrator.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

I like the narrators voice, but his soul isn't in it. Again how do you say Renaissance? His pronunciation is Crazy, I'd like to know what schools he attended so I can steer my children away.

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Some thoughts are inspirational. The book repeats itself time and again. If I didn't get it at a discount, I'd be asking for a refund

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Steve Jobs would disapprove

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

No one. I found this book to be meaningless dribble. The sentences didn't seem to connect together. I think the book had a good outline but it was just 8 hours of nonsense.

Would you ever listen to anything by Carmine Gallo again?

No. I got the sense that Carmine Gallo is writing merely to fill the pages and could care less about what he's trying to communicate, if he's trying to communicate anything at all.

What didn’t you like about Sean Mangan’s performance?

There is a disconnect between the way he says things and what he's reading. His voice is more suited for a 30 second movie trailer. 8 hours of same fluctuating pretentious authoritative-speak falls on deaf ears. He does some good impressions here and there. But he also has a insurmountable accent on a few particular words that is very distracting. I hate how he says the word "focus". It sounds offensive the way he says it. And this book probably has the word focus in it a hundred times. He also mispronounces people's names and world recognized advertising firms that made me lose respect for the Sean Mangan. It should have been re-recorded.

Any additional comments?

I can't understand how there are so many positive reviews on this audiobook/book.

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Inspiring!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Very good for inspiring creativity.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs?

Cutting of Apple's number of products from 300 to ten!

What about Sean Mangan’s performance did you like?

Very clear and pleasurable listening.

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So happy with it I also bought the paperback!

This book is so great and has so many applicable lessons, that I decided to buy the paper version as well. I listen to audiobooks driving to and from my work, it is hard to take notes while driving. And with this book, you constantly want to take notes! So I bought the paper book as well, just for that purpose. It is read in a pleasant way, not to fast, not to slow. Perfect. Very happy with it. I recommend it!

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a great deep dive into the minor Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs' mind is beautifully explored in this book. Also, a great discussion on innovation. When making a new product, always think and feel from the customer's perspective. Stop doing the bare minimum and strive to always wow your customers. Getting away from the status quo is also important.

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Eye Opening Simplicity

I have been writing coaching and teaching nearly for decades. And now I understand why I’ve only reached a fraction of the people I can serve.

Whether or not you have a business, this information will improve your communication all across your life. I recommend this book very highly

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  • Nick
  • 07-15-11

Innovation Secrets of Steve Jobs

Although the book is not 100% about Steve Jobs I found it very useful and it will tell you how to think outside of the box. Very good read

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  • mtkelvin
  • 11-04-22

MBA Guide

This is MBA study guide in full .

Brilliant .

Innovative

Best book I have ever read .