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MacBytes
May 23, 2005, 10:58 PM
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Link: An extract from iCon - Jobs and the iPod (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20050523235856)

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iMeowbot
May 23, 2005, 11:12 PM
Is the whole book like that, regurgitated press stories? Bummer.

mad jew
May 23, 2005, 11:15 PM
I never knew about the iCEO title and that Steve himself dropped it. I wonder if he's been aiming for Power CEO ever since?

I don't think it looks all that bad. It sheds a light on Steve that we rarely see because of the Apple legal filters and I think it's good to get "the other side" or the less mythical side at least. I can see why Steve doesn't want Apple Stores selling it.

munkle
May 23, 2005, 11:38 PM
There's a pretty interesting review of this book over at The San Francisco Chronicle by Alan Deutschman, author of "The Second Coming of Steve Jobs", link (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/05/22/RVGQOCO8LP1.DTL&type=books). Basically claiming that the whole book is just a regurgitation of previous works, including the reviewers' own. The examples are pretty amusing and damming.

iMeowbot
May 23, 2005, 11:39 PM
Yeah, the dropping-the-iCEO story was from the keynote when OS X was announced. I'm sure this book would be a great primer for anyone who hasn't paid attention to the soap opera as it aired, but it looks like it might be a letdown for those who have followed along and were hoping for something new.

aswitcher
May 24, 2005, 03:12 AM
It would be nice to see a list of the top 10 things in the book that Steve wanted it band for...

JediL1
May 24, 2005, 08:30 AM
Yeah, dropping the "Interim" from his "Interim CEO" title was his one more thing... from MacWorld San Francisco 2000.

Someone on the forums posted a link to the full keynote in quicktime a while back.

iGary
May 24, 2005, 08:35 AM
This is a good book. Buy it.

I'd do a top ten list, but I gotta get to work!

Chaszmyr
May 24, 2005, 09:19 AM
It would be nice to see a list of the top 10 things in the book that Steve wanted it band for...

I don't think that there are 10 things. I doubt Steve even read much of the book, he just saw the title and didn't like it... You would probably do the same (though you might not go so far as to stop selling books by the publisher altogether).

Applespider
May 24, 2005, 09:29 AM
There's a pretty interesting review of this book over at The San Francisco Chronicle by Alan Deutschman, author of "The Second Coming of Steve Jobs", link (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/05/22/RVGQOCO8LP1.DTL&type=books). Basically claiming that the whole book is just a regurgitation of previous works, including the reviewers' own. The examples are pretty amusing and damming.

hmmm, perhaps it's the book itself that is the con in the iCon then... :p

zelmo
May 24, 2005, 09:34 AM
The book was okay. I liked The Second Coming of Steve Jobs by Alan Deutschman more. Maybe I wasn't thrilled with this one because there wasn't a whole lot of new info in it. Seemed like a rehash.
I have to agree with you, Applespider.

fixyourthinking
May 24, 2005, 10:25 AM
There's a pretty interesting review of this book over at The San Francisco Chronicle by Alan Deutschman, author of "The Second Coming of Steve Jobs", link (http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/05/22/RVGQOCO8LP1.DTL&type=books). Basically claiming that the whole book is just a regurgitation of previous works, including the reviewers' own. The examples are pretty amusing and damming.

And you lifted that exact wording ...
from Macslash (http://macslash.org/article.pl?sid=05/05/22/2136219&mode=thread)

fixyourthinking
May 24, 2005, 10:30 AM
This is a good book. Buy it.

I'd do a top ten list, but I gotta get to work!


No, it's not - hardly any of the Wiley Press books are worth buying... the press exists solely as rehashes of other books to capitalize on trends - ie ANY Dummy Series Book.

GaelDesign
May 24, 2005, 11:49 AM
If the whole book is like that, no wonder Steve/Apple gave it the middle finger. It just sounds like a bunch of quotes, insinuations, and flippant comments (and, apparently, plagurized material) strung together to make semi-coherent sentences. No thanks. I've read books on Apple's history that were FAR better than that, even with nasty stories about Steve.

Jared

munkle
May 24, 2005, 12:05 PM
And you lifted that exact wording ...
from Macslash (http://macslash.org/article.pl?sid=05/05/22/2136219&mode=thread)

Got it from MacSurfer actually but yes, it does sound surprisingly similar.