Annotations for Inside Apple : How America's Most Admired--and Secretive--Company Really Works
Baker & Taylor
An analysis of the systems, tactics and leadership strategies that have contributed to Apple's successes profiles such practices as the direct accountability of employees and the company's annual retreat for up-and-coming executives, sharing insider perspectives on Apple's plans after the loss of Steve Jobs. 50,000 first printing.
Baker & Taylor
An analysis of the systems, tactics, and leadership strategies that have contributed to Apple's successes profiles such practices as the direct accountability of employees and shares insider perspectives on Apple's plans after the loss of Steve Jobs.
Apple, one of America's most envied and admired companies, has been consistently unwilling to share the inner workings of the company and what executives there call its "secret sauce." Lashinsky (senior editor at large, Fortune magazine) offers a penetrating look into the company's inner workings, its unusual operating climate and culture, leadership, its design and branding strategy, and the changes taking place under new CEO Tim Cook. The book should interest readers with a desire to know how what may be the country's highest profile company really works. Business Plan is an imprint of Grand Central Publishing. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Hachette Book Group
INSIDE APPLE reveals the secret systems, tactics and leadership strategies that allowed Steve Jobs and his company to churn out hit after hit and inspire a cult-like following for its products.
If Apple is Silicon Valley's answer to Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, then author Adam Lashinsky provides readers with a golden ticket to step inside. In this primer on leadership and innovation, the author will introduce readers to concepts like the "DRI" (Apple's practice of assigning a Directly Responsible Individual to every task) and the Top 100 (an annual ritual in which 100 up-and-coming executives are tapped a la Skull & Bones for a secret retreat with company founder Steve Jobs).
Based on numerous interviews, the book offers exclusive new information about how Apple innovates, deals with its suppliers and is handling the transition into the Post Jobs Era. Lashinsky, a Senior Editor at Large for Fortune, knows the subject cold: In a 2008 cover story for the magazine entitled The Genius Behind Steve: Could Operations Whiz Tim Cook Run The Company Someday he predicted that Tim Cook, then an unknown, would eventually succeed Steve Jobs as CEO.
While Inside Apple is ostensibly a deep dive into one, unique company (and its ecosystem of suppliers, investors, employees and competitors), the lessons about Jobs, leadership, product design and marketing are universal. They should appeal to anyone hoping to bring some of that Apple magic to their own company, career, or creative endeavor.