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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Agate B2 (Oct. 19 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932841660
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932841664
  • Product Dimensions: 1.3 x 11.4 x 17.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 136 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
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It's the same treatment given such luminaries as Winston Churchill, Abraham Lincoln and Christopher Hitchens and offers Jobs's views on life, death, technology and design, among other topics." -Timothy R. Smith, Washington Post

"A new book revealing many of Steve Jobs' most illuminating quotes... " -Lance Whitney, CNET

"Steve Jobs, whose resume twice cites 'the vision thing,' has given us some truly memorable quotes." - FoxNews.com

"A 160-page collection of quotes from the most iconic product pitchman since P.T. Barnum." -Ben Popper, The New York Observer BetaBeat blog

"A much better Jobs product is coming soon. It'll entertain you for hours, and no - it is not a Jobs-branded iPad or anything similarly high-tech. It is, friends, an old-fashioned book!" -Hillary Reinsberg, Mogulite

"Inspirational reading pleasure." -Courtney Boyd Myers, The Next Web

"The kind of book that you read, think about, and then pass on to a friend or colleague... I learned a lot about Jobs' thinking process." -Allen Stern, CenterNetworks

"A short work to be dipped into for nuggets of business (or law firm) wisdom... " -Michael Roach, Law Technology News

"Steve Jobs, who brought the world the iPhone, the iPad, the iPod and so much more, has left a rich history, both of technological innovations and of thoughts about what people want from them. Perhaps it's inevitable that a book about him would be titled I, Steve." -Ned Potter, ABCNews.com


Praise for Other Titles in Agate B2's New York Times Best-Selling Series, IN THEIR OWN WORDS :

"[ Impatient Optimist ] is like eating salted peanuts: Once you start reading, it's hard to stop." - Anne Fisher, CNN Money

"[ Boy Billionaire ] reveals the intimate thoughts and beliefs of the man who has arguably created one of the world's largest companies... and who is also one of the world's greatest social connectors." - Strategy Driven


Praise for Steve Jobs :

"Rarely has a major company and industry been so dominated by a single individual, and so successful. His influence went far beyond the iconic personal computers that were Apple's principal product for its first 20 years. In the last decade, Apple has redefined the music business through the iPod, the cellphone business through the iPhone and the entertainment and media world through the iPad. Again and again, Mr. Jobs gambled that he knew what the customer would want, and again and again hewas right." - The New York Times

"CEO of the decade." - Fortune magazine

"The world's best-performing CEO." - Harvard Business Review

"Person of the Decade." - The Wall Street Journal
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About the Author

George Beahm is the author or editor of more than 25 books, many of them companion volumes about well-known writers and public figures. He lives in Williamsburg, Virginia.


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By Inkhorn HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on April 26 2012
Format: Paperback
Recently, I got the Isaacson book Steve Jobs giving it a four star review. If it had more quotes by Jobs I definitely would have given it five stars.

I, Steve being entirely dedicated to Jobs quotes makes a perfect companion piece for that book and I recommend both. I decided on Kindle because I like to highlight great quotes, and because of its compelling price.

It's about 160 pages as a book which equates to about 300 pages on Kindle with one 1 to 3 long quotes per page. In addition to one or two liners they can run to 8 to 10 lines, with extended quotes from diverse sources such as Time Magazine, Apple promotions, Fast Company, Stanford speech, Playboy, Triumph of the Nerds, the Smithsonian, and many others, which if you're like me you probably have not read before, and won't find on a typical quote search.

Here are some examples:

Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles. Bloomberg Businessweek, February 6, 2006.

On the location of Apple stores in high end malls: The real estate was a lot more expensive (but people) didn't gamble with 20 minutes of their time. They only had to gamble with 20 footsteps of their time. CNN Money/Fortune, March 8, 2007.

Slogan First Generation iPod: One thousand songs in your pocket. Apple ad, 2001.

Success: Pixar's seen by a lot of folks as an overnight success, but if you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the sound of other peoples opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.
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104 of 110 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5fb1ef4) out of 5 stars Essential guiding principles for business Oct. 22 2011
By David Begler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Full disclosure, I know the publisher of this book. I also worked at Apple for nearly a decade, creating marketing for Mac computers, and I can tell you that the quotes in "I, Steve" encapsulate everything I learned while I was there: Paying attention to little details (because they matter). Relentless simplification. Knowing what to say 'no' to. These principles can apply to many aspects of business and reading them in Steve's words are an excellent reminder that we don't have to settle for mediocrity. This is not a biography, nor is it an exploitation of the man's death, as this book has been scheduled for publication for many months now. This book is an essential tool for how to think about the problems you wrestle with at work. Bring a copy to your office. Start off every meeting reading a random quote. See what happens.
42 of 46 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5fb1fc0) out of 5 stars A quick, fun trip through one of the greatest minds of our time. Oct. 20 2011
By Kevin Quigley - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
What a fun and interesting book about Steve Jobs, a more breezy counterpoint to the official biography. I, Steve starts with a light biography and highlights "Milestones," a year-by-year look at Apple's (and Jobs's) successes. The real meat of the book is in the quotes from Jobs on every conceivable topic, sort of a Bartlett's Quotations focusing exclusively on this amazing man.

Steve Jobs once said that most overnight successes take a long time. I, Steve feels meticulously researched and well put-together. At once educational and inspiration, I, Steve is perfect for both MacAddicts and anyone looking to exceed.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5eb1414) out of 5 stars A great book of Steve Jobs quotations. Oct. 28 2011
By Inkhorn - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Recently, I got the Isaacson book Steve Jobs giving it a four star review. If it had more quotes by Jobs I definitely would have given it five stars.

I, Steve being entirely dedicated to Jobs quotes makes a perfect companion piece for that book and I recommend both. I decided on Kindle because I like to highlight great quotes, and because of its compelling price.

It's about 160 pages as a book which equates to about 300 pages on Kindle with one 1 to 3 long quotes per page. In addition to one or two liners they can run to 8 to 10 lines, with extended quotes from diverse sources such as Time Magazine, Apple promotions, Fast Company, Stanford speech, Playboy, Triumph of the Nerds, the Smithsonian, and many others, which if you're like me you probably have not read before, and won't find on a typical quote search.

Here are some examples:

Quality is more important than quantity. One home run is much better than two doubles. Bloomberg Businessweek, February 6, 2006.

On the location of Apple stores in high end malls: The real estate was a lot more expensive (but people) didn't gamble with 20 minutes of their time. They only had to gamble with 20 footsteps of their time. CNN Money/Fortune, March 8, 2007.

Slogan First Generation iPod: One thousand songs in your pocket. Apple ad, 2001.

Success: Pixar's seen by a lot of folks as an overnight success, but if you really look closely, most overnight successes took a long time.

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the sound of other peoples opinions drown out your inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. Commencement address Stanford.

Wisdom. I would trade all my technology for an afternoon with Socrates.

Now is the time. If you're like me and many others you'll discover many quotes already highlighted by many others as you Kindle your curiosity. Some of the quotes highlighted by me were not highlighted by others, and some of the quotes highlighted by others were not highlighted by me, and I think you will discover your own favorites.

I think you will find it fascinating, and I hope this was helpful.
HASH(0xa5eb13fc) out of 5 stars Almost a bargain May 24 2013
By Gerson Grosfeld - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Overall, I'm a little disappointed with this book. It's a collection of quotes from various sources (fully credited) set off in visual boxes on the pages. Not quite what I was expecting. It looks like it was put together in an afternoon and published as a cash cow. At the suggested retail price of $10.95 it's a rip-off. At $5.00, it would be reasonable and would be a real bargain at $1.00 for a Kindle edition. At the $7.50 price I paid for the paperback (with free Prime shipping), it's ALMOST a bargain and entertaining enough to keep me from returning it.

Would I recommend it at $7.50? Only for a die-hard Steve Jobs fan. For anyone else, put your money towards the Walter Isaacson biography of Steve Jobs, which I previously bought through Amazon, and is a book worth owning.
12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa5eb17bc) out of 5 stars A concise and respectful homage to Steve Jobs Oct. 22 2011
By Jan Strnad - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
There's a certain irony in writing a review of the Kindle edition of "I, Steve" given Jobs' dismissive attitude toward the Kindle and dedicated e-book readers in general, summed up in his famous quote, not contained in this compilation, that "people don't read." Anyone reading "I, Steve" on a Kindle will take some amusement, or possibly some umbrage, at the quotes herein along the lines that dedicated devices "may have a few advantages" but that "general-purpose devices will win the day." He may be right, ultimately, and of course, there will be those readers who will read the book on their iPads, but the irony is still there for a few million Kindle users.

"I, Steve" is a very nice compilation of Jobs quotes gleaned from a variety of public sources. It's a quick read that includes a concise timeline of Jobs' life. Apple enthusiasts may consider it an appetizer for the official Jobs biography, but for many others, like myself, it's a fine distillation of Jobs' philosophy and the timeline is a concise, welcome addition that hits the high points and helps to put Jobs' quotations in context.

As a dramatist myself, I think I would have preferred to read the quotes in the order in which they were delivered, to perhaps get a better sense of Jobs' development over the years. The author and his publisher opted instead to group them by subject, which makes any individual quote easier to reference.

Beahm is obviously a great fan of Jobs and Apple, which gives "I, Steve" the tone of an homage to a great man whose influence has been so widely felt by the public. Apple enthusiasts will find the book very edifying and well worth the modest Kindle price. General readers whose interest has been sparked by Jobs' death will also find it a quick and easy summation of just why this particular man and his contributions are held in such high esteem by several generations of technology users. Hopefully, some technology creators will take Jobs' philosophy to heart, and his contributions will outlive the man who set the standard for the integration of technology with human life.


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