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‘One of the most important business stories of our time. Kane brings us inside apple at this critical moment with great insight and unparalleled reporting’ Walter Isaacson, author of ‘Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography’
‘The globe-bestriding computer-maker loses its soul in this lively business history. Former Wall Street Journal technology reporter Kane follows Apple after the 2011 death of founder Steve Jobs as the company’s knack for conjuring breakthrough i-gadgets lapsed into a series of ho-hum upgrades, misfires like the befuddled artificial intelligence app Siri, and interminable patent lawsuits, while market share, profits, and stock price eroded. Kane makes the story a study in CEO leadership styles, contrasting Jobs’s visionary bluster with his successor Tim Cook’s icy bean-counting and the histrionics of Samsung’s “wise emperor” Lee Kun-hee.… Kane unearths plenty of colourful material here, including lawyerly jousting, hilariously lame new-product unveilings, and conference-room psychodramas between bullying execs and grovelling underling …. This well-paced, vividly detailed narrative reveals the machine surrounding the Jobsian ghost at Apple and brings the company’s high-flying mythology down to earth’ Publishers Weekly--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Yukari Kane is a former journalist for the Wall Street Journal, based in San Francisco, and a leading authority on Apple with extensive contacts within the company.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
ok, but split between "expose journalist exposing factory conditions and patent wars" versus what, for me, was more interesting debate of technology, legacy, management.Published 6 months ago by Philip Walker
Well written - the empire is haunted because expectations are too high out of apple. I think apple is still kewl and will innovate sooner.Published 14 months ago by Au