INSIDE APPLE reveals the secret systems, tactics and leadership Adam Lashinsky provides readers with a golden ticket to step inside. I have just finished reading Adam Lashinsky’s latest book,. Inside Apple, which takes readers behind the tightly-controlled scenes of Apple. In Inside Apple: How America’s Most Admired — and Secretive — Company Really Works, Adam Lashinsky, a senior editor at Fortune.

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Competitors like Google and Samsung, to name two. View all 4 comments. On pg “Technology wonks like to gripe that Apple’s produ This book was supposed to be a study of Apple from a business perspective, but it fails in almost every regard.

Seems the Apple’s structure was customized to serve a visionary narcissist. Most hard core fans and followers know most of this.

‘Inside Apple’ Book by Adam Lashinsky Coming on January 25th

We want only A players here. Being fired for blabbing is a well-founded concern. I interviewed many, many, many people who worked at Apple at some point, their partners and suppliers, and other people who had dealt with them in one way or another.

The executive team meets every Monday to discuss products. Some report being shocked at the unwillingness of employees to leave their guests unattended for even a few moments in the cafeteria. Page 74 summarizes the corporate philosophy: Partners of all types, from suppliers to consultants to collaborators, find out soon enough that Apple’s playbook is the only xpple that matters.

A member of the senior management will depart, and then another. 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. For example, their secrecy will become more and more difficult over time, and I suspect they will try an intelligent approach to adapting to that difficulty rather lahsinsky just trying to hold things off as long as possible.


Author also discussed about Tim and all other apple executive and their modern work methodology which was quiet interesting. You ask, do people operate independently of the org chart?

Jobs made a habit of personally conveying to employees the confidentiality of all-company broadcasts. On pg “Technology wonks like to gripe that Apple’s products look more beautiful than they are. And everything is just recycled. Apple also ensures that things get done on time through assigning project tasks to a Directly Responsible Individual DRI.

This was my sequel after reading Steve jobs by Walter Isaacson well this explained “who is Steve? The typical office day was incredibly demanding with the potential for negative feedback at every step and brutal confrontations for those lucky enough to have input.

The snapshot of the completed puzzle is known only at the highest reaches of the organization. Steve Jobs impacted more than just computer technology.

In reality the company has so lashisky differences compared to any large organisations that I would agree that Apple is not for everyone. Apple created an elaborate and unnerving system to enforce internal secrecy. The book begins with avery unique organizational chart showing how the CEO position is at the center of the company and not the top.

Windows that once were transparent are now frosted.

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He is interested in fitness and in sports and in not much else. Now, all of the events that Lashinksy lists are going to happen no matter what. Do you have a sense of how Cook is putting his stamp on Apple and how he should, lxshinsky some ways, think differently by not emulating Jobs in everything he does? Only five executives were authorized to talk publicly about the iPhone when it launched in I enjoyed this book and, more importantly, was educated.

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These are changes, sure, but Apple was changing all the time.

‘Inside Apple’ Book by Adam Lashinsky Coming on January 25th

Feb 13, Ritij Kapoor rated it really liked it. There were still surprises with this announcement. I am so happy I read this book.

Bob Borchers, who was a senior product marketing executive for the iPhone, described Apple’s approach to educating the public about the new product inwhen the smartphone market was dominated by BlackBerry and Palm. But the circle enables me to show how close the CEO is to everybody who is doing the work in the organization. Jony Ive Leander Kahney. Jan 24, Derek Choi rated it it was ok. Lashinsky, an editor-at-large of Fortune magazine as the reader is reminded numerous times seems to be the right person, with the right connections, for this book.

Much of the orientation is standard big-company stuff: Also, why even try to compete with Microsoft? We will find out, but as secretive as Jobs was, he would go ahead and spill the beans when he felt like it.

All companies have secrets, of course.