Inside Apple has ratings and reviews. Anne said: I read Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs before I read Inside Apple. Taken together, b. . Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired–And Secretive–Company Really Works is a business and economics book on the systems, leadership patterns, strategies, and tactics adopted by Apple Inc.. The book was authored by Adam Lashinsky, who is the Senior Editor-at-Large for. In Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired — and Secretive — Company Really Works, Adam Lashinsky, a senior editor at Fortune.
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Fortune posts excerpt from Lashinsky’s ‘Inside Apple’
He could woo talent like nobody else, and he could paint a very compelling vision about why you want to come to work at Apple. It will be very interesting to see if Apple’s approach to business can endure without its brilliant founder. Unlike other company in wall of cupertino, this company not only thinks also “Works different”.
I will recommend this! View More by This Author. I think the culture, their ways of doing business, their tone, their behavior, everything is in place for the time being, [exactly] the way it was when Steve Jobs died. Apple iOS 8 Granska 2 3 Dec 13, Almost none of the managers have financial skills outside the finance function. Where that could be a good thing, I feel like this was also a bad part about the book too. This makes them stand apart in a very competitive industry.
The snapshot of the completed puzzle is known only at the highest reaches of the organization. Steve Jobs impacted more than just computer technology. He did this in an orchestrated, calculated way and with great, great effect in terms of publicity and promotion.
Return to Book Page. Overall, Inside Apple gives an intimate look at what it is to work at 1 Infinite Loop and how employees were a part of a company that impacted so many.
Mar 27, Sana Vasli rated it really liked it. First up the author is really not a good writer at all. Then again, this behaviour was entirely consistent with the portrait painted of this most secretive of companies.
On pg “Technology wonks like to gripe that Apple’s products look more beautiful than they are. These members learned early on how to complement Steve Jobs and not compete with his vision. The executive team meets every Monday to discuss products. There are also some very strange issues and inaccuracies in the book which are very illuminating, and I’ll just go straight to quotes from some of the troublesome parts that justify my one star review.
Not unique to Apple. In communicating, if Apple needs something from you it will talk with you but after it has what it wants it will not return your phone calls.
Instead of two or three people working on something, one name goes down and is responsiblefor it. They typically acquire small companies for the people or for the intellectual property, not for the revenues.
Apple iOS 8 Granska. Feb 05, Robert Frost rated it really liked it. It’s an interesting look into how a multi-national company can often bend to one person’s will while trying to keep its rhythm of business alive.
The book is written shortly after Jobs passed and contrasts Jobs entrepreneurial culture with someone you wouldn’t expect Jobs to leave his beloved company with, Tim Cook- an ex IBMer, MBA and Supply Chain guy who is nothing like his counterpart– a part of me is left wondering why Scott Forestall, a software engineer also known for his strong keynote addresses wasn’t more seriously lxshinsky for the CEO title given his similarities and longer tenure with Jobs.
It stands for “Directly Responsible Individual,” and it is the person on any given assignment apple will be called on the carpet if something isn’t done right.
It is not going to be phased out.
Inside Apple is available for download from Apple Books. They have never done the kind of blockbuster multibillion-dollar mega acquisitions that Google, Cisco, HP, Oracle, Microsoft and others have done. How did this get past an editor? The book begins with avery unique organizational chart showing how the CEO position is at the center of the company and not the top.
However if you can take the author out and focus on the news and inside stories told aople Apple – which he doesn’t cite most of their references – you wi It’s really easy now to see why this book has low rating.
This is a bit of a smaller gripe, but it’s evidence that the book is filled with a lot of fluff and nonsense. Cast aside once your specific project is over. Pretty light in unique content, although I did gain some new insights about Apple the company. Another Valley engineer plays in a regular poker game with a team of Apple employees. It consistently leaves money on the table at a moment when profits are king and quarterly earnings exert a tyrannical sway over its fellow publicly traded companies.
Already, some of what he predicted – turnover in the Executive ranks – has come to pass with the departure of two top Executives in recent months. In apple Steve is the ONLY superior power who decides everything it starts from choosing the color employee can suggest him any color but what Steve selects will be the apple’s color.
They will have to adapt to a new reality of being big, of having more scrutiny. Want to Read saving….
View all 4 comments. Finally as Author said Apple is a treasure trove of secrets and definitely the most admired company in the world. Inside Apple also covers the “what Apple does differently to make it a success” ground really well.
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Inside Apple by Adam Lashinsky on Apple Books
The org chart is such that the CEO does not have to reach lasjinsky down into the organization to get very good information. Mar 01, Tim F rated it it was ok Shelves: The book had some good Steve quotes and a smattering of insider information, but really, the era of Total Secrecy at Apple is far from over.
Not only is there quite a bit of new fodder about Apple and its workings, but it helped explain some of my dealings with not only Apple HQ, but those who have worked there in management roles who are now at other organizations.