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Tim Cook

The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level
Written by: Leander Kahney
Narrated by: Jonathan Cowley
Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
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Journalist Leander Kahney reveals how CEO Tim Cook has led Apple to astronomical success after the death of Steve Jobs in 2011.

The death of Steve Jobs left a gaping void at one of the most innovative companies of all time. Jobs wasn't merely Apple's iconic founder and CEO; he was the living embodiment of a global megabrand. It was hard to imagine that anyone could fill his shoes - especially not Tim Cook, the intensely private executive who many thought of as Apple's "operations drone".

But seven years later, as journalist Leander Kahney reveals in this definitive audiobook, things at Apple couldn't be better. Its stock has nearly tripled, making it the world's first trillion-dollar company. Under Cook's principled leadership, Apple is pushing hard into renewable energy, labor- and environmentally friendly supply chains, user privacy, and highly recyclable products. From the massive growth of the iPhone to lesser-known victories like the Apple Watch, Cook is leading Apple to a new era of success.

Drawing on access with several Apple insiders, Kahney tells the inspiring story of how one man attempted to replace someone irreplaceable and - through strong, humane leadership, supply-chain savvy, and a commitment to his values - succeeded more than anyone had thought possible.

©2019 Leander Kahney (P)2019 Penguin Audio

What the critics say

“A rich, essential read for [fans] to get inside Jobs’s head and discover what makes Apple insanely great.” (USA Today

“An adulating biography of Apple’s left-brained wunderkind, whose work continues to revolutionize modern technology.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Kahney takes us inside the creation of these memorable objects.” (The Wall Street Journal)

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  • Mark
  • United States
  • 2019-04-20

Could not get past the narration

I eagerly anticipated the 16th to arrive. I was very excited to listen to this book. But I could not get past the narration. I didn't feel the author's accent was aligned with the story at all and always kept me "out of the book". I tried going back to this book a number of times before ultimately asking for a refund. Might be a book I have to read.

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  • heltok
  • 2019-04-22

Felt biased

As a shareholder I like to do my research. The book added some more insight to an underreported interesting influential person. But it was definitely very biased and seemed to assume that it is given what is ethical and moral and that it just happens to be exactly what Tim is doing... I’d rate the jobs bio 5star, but this one 3.5stars.

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  • Jonathan Vazquez
  • 2019-04-20

Publicly available information condensed in a book.

I was under the impression that this was a biography along the lines of the kind Walter Isaacson did for Steve Jobs, but in reality this is no more than an aggregation of information that is already available publicly. Seems to have had 0 input from Tim Cook himself.

No fault of the author, of course. I should e read into what this book was before preordering.

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  • Ch.U.
  • USA
  • 2019-04-17

Took a while to get past this one glaring error.

Tim is a southerner, but for some reason the publisher choose a British narrator. About 40 minutes into the book he refers to Steve Wozniak as “Jaws-niak” (perhaps the European pronunciation?), not once but twice!

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