Jan 18, In his new book, Fortune senior editor-at-large Adam Lashinsky finds out what it’s really In Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired—and. May 9, By Adam Lashinsky For more on Apple, watch this Fortune video: . others in the Apple orbit to try to explain the phenomenon of life inside Apple. . There literally is no free lunch at Apple—though meals are subsidized. 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. .

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For the next half-hour Jobs berated the group. Apple insiders say the notion of scarce resources has less to do with money than it does with finding enough people to perform critical tasks.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. Feb 20, Andrew Long rated it really liked it. This book was supposed to be a study of Apple from a business perspective, but it fails in almost every regard. According to a participant in the meeting, Jobs walked in, clad in his trademark black mock turtleneck and blue jeans, clasped his hands together, and asked iinside simple question:.

They also adma this mindset with the actual jobs staff members perform. One More Thing ‘Nuff said.

Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. This book, however, manages to present a very convincing and cogent view of what makes Apple unique. Discussing their lasihnsky is a no-no, even internally. Apple steers the conversation to its gadgets—for sale at an Apple store near you!

These members learned early on how to complement Steve Jobs and not compete with his vision.

If Apple Books doesn’t open, click the Books app in your Dock. View More by This Author. Almost none of the managers have financial skills outside the finance function.

Apple quickly makes the employees of the relatively few companies it acquires understand they are now part of the Apple family. On the spot, Jobs named a new executive to run the group. I say the book is generalized because Apple operates with considerable secrecy. The Top meeting is part strategic offsite, part legacy-building exercise.


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Apple seems to be a place that is heaven for those that want nothing more than to be completely dedicated to their work. 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.

So far so good. The author had no real interviews or insiders while writing the book, and personally I feel like that adma the book, but also helped it since it’s different than all the other books really.

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.

Its public image, at least seen through its advertising, is whimsical and fun, yet its internal demeanor is cheerless and nose-to-the-grindstone. Jobs generally kicks things off personally. Valley engineers love to swap stories about their work, but Apple engineers have a reputation for keeping to themselves.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. With silos being the norm at Apple, the surprise is the silos within silos. At slightly over pages this is a clear, fast, easy read, aople which I am always grateful.

A member of the senior management will depart, and then another. Few agreed to speak on the record; the fear of retribution persists for adwm. Like other Apple optimists, I thought they were going straight to hell until they announced a zpple philanthropy initiative.

Steve Jobs—who was uninterested in discussing money—took a nuanced view of the subject of happiness and enjoyment at Apple.


Jobs’s reputation as a manager who takes no prisoners is reinforced with an anecdote from the time in when the relaunched MobileMe cloud service had significant outages. Also, being completed, and published, after the death of Steve Jobs, the book dedicates a lot of thought to what Apple will be like after Steve Jobs, by looking at the key figures at insire company Tim Cooke, Scott Forstall, and Jonathan Ive.

This Is How Apple Keeps the Secrets

Here’s to hoping they make an Excel clone to compete with an increasingly irrelevant Microsoft, because that’s my indicator for how great the new Macbook Air is going to be. Additionally, they have odd relationships with analysts, marketing agencies and there media. Employees can be spotted on the volleyball courts from time to time.

Jobs himself is the glue that holds this unique approach together.

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Authors briefly discussed what Apple may do better without Jobs and what Apple appel not emulate without Jobs. Instead of trying to make everything or start a million new projects, they focus on what they do very well.

It is debatable if that sense of teamwork can last, especially now that the visionary input of Steve Jobs is gone. Says one former insider: The article is fascinating, with in-depth analysis of Apple’s working based on dozens of ijside. Another lashinsly read about Apple. Jobs himself believes he has set Apple on a course to survive in his absence. Isaacson, necessarily, focused on the CEO and founder, Jobs. Reality sets in at the security briefing, the one element that no Apple employee forgets.

Small teams, like a start-up.

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