Read a free sample or buy Jony Ive by Leander Kahney. You can read this book with Apple Books on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, or Mac. Jony Ive is more important to Apple than Steve Jobs was and the company Leander Kahney, author of Jony Ive – The Genius Behind Apple’s. Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products, by Leander Kahney, Portfolio, RRP£/$, pages. It isn’t hard to argue the.
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Dec 28, Steve rated it it was ok. I have to declare my hand here as I have had a long association with Apple, from commercially programming the Apple IIe through 10 years working for the company, to the many friends I still have there. I approached this book with an open mind – could Leander Kahney have persuaded the famously private Jony Ive to speak? The answer is a resounding ‘no’.
This book admits its failure to open up many primary sources, except as far as the beginnings of Jony’s career is concerned. The ivr is mostly re I have to declare my hand here as I have had a long association with Apple, from jve programming the Apple IIe through 10 years working for the company, to the many friends I still have there.
The rest is mostly requiting and kagney information already in the public domain and drawing conclusions that are frankly wrong.
Leanedr lived through many of the product and organisational issues that confronted Apple during the mid 90’s through to Jobs’ return and culminating in a personal meeting with Steve, Jon Rubenstein, Avi Tevannian and Phil Schiller on the 4th floor of Infinite Loop that led to my decision to leave the company. So I have some insight. I can tell you that Apple is more more secretive now than inthat engineering teams are incredibly personally diverse in their thinking and interests and that they do indeed socialise outside of their immediate colleagues.
The idea of Fortress Apple is dated and not a new phenomenon at all. It was always the case even before the Infinite Loop complex was constructed that employees could not move freely from jont building to another 0 that the holding of a badge did not grant a person access.
Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products
My biggest disappointment here is that this book does;t deal much with Jony Ive and his personal philosophies but churns through Apple in general as a source of innovation and controversy. As a result, for anyone remotely interested in Apple, there is nothing new here.
Jony Ive has famously given interviews in the past about design and his beliefs so why Kahney had so much difficulty with primary research is puzzling. Perhaps he want dot know more about Apple than Ive and that would always place sources on the defensive.
The result is iev with minor errors and no insights of any worth – even the style of writing doesn’t compensate for the lack of new insights. Perhaps the book would have been better titled Apple Design: Success and Failures or something similar. If you want to know more about Jony Ive this book will leave you disappointed. This book is positively chockablock with insights regarding Apple’s unique Industrial Design and Product Development process, making it a worthwhile read for people in the industry trying to get a better sense of how Apple keeps managing to churn out hit after hit.
What makes Apple unique and how did it come to place Industrial Design at the core of it all? Build a product where you believe you will own the category. Kill produ This book is positively chockablock with insights regarding Apple’s unique Industrial Design and Product Development process, making it a worthwhile read for people in the industry trying to get a better sense of how Apple keeps managing to churn out hit after hit. Kill products that do not meet that bar frees you to focus on things that matter.
Apple did this with Newton and printers. You have to think about this harder than they do so that it fulfills a primal need when they experience it. Jony’s team didn’t ask customers what they wanted in a phone or in a music player. When Apple launched unibody enclosures milled from aluminum, they literally bought every milling machine being produced until they could hit their scaling needs. Nobody else could copy it. The reason this book only gets three stars from me, however, is that it’s the biographical parts leader Jony Ive that fail to resonate, given that they lack his own voice as a contributor.
This is a great look at a company that is built from the ground up to do things differently, but I suspect this will not be definitive on Lsander Ive or his legacy.
View all 3 comments. Dec 11, Santhosh rated it liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Steve Jobs has always been a great admirer of creativity and innovations. Steve Jobs found a man who has good passion for creativity and design just like him.
Jony Ive, An English man who lfander his masterpiece in almost every apple product. Jony Ive, turned out to be the favourite of Steve. Steve will have a design in his mind and Jony will build it for Steve. Jony was very much into design as a passion rather than a job. After the success of apple 2, Jobs wanted to do something different. Stev Steve Jobs has always been a great admirer of creativity and innovations. Steve wanted Jon Ivy to take the mp3 player design to a next level.
Jony had his intentions clear and neat. He will always tell his team to not worry about the cost as that is not their Job. If Jony had pocket full of cash, he will allow you to pull as much cash as you can just to get the expected output. A good lenader design is always not a good enough for apple, that made Jony to go miles ahead with the iPhone.
Jony has always been in the good books of Steve just because of his dedications. This book also defines Opportunity and Legacy Jony had. On the ige anyone who like apple will enjoy this book as much as the apple they have!
Oct 25, Chris O’Brien rated it really liked it Shelves: Nice read by a joby Apple reporter.
Jony Ive, book review: Some genesis, but few revelations
It’s a challenge because in part, Ive’s life story is sorta dull compared to Steve Jobs. No crazy fruititarian diets. And in the telling, Ive never seems to experience setback.
So the drama factor is low. Still, the kqhney does a good job of explaining the messy and complex details of product design, which are laborious and tedious khaney rarely feature the simple narratives that later become myth. Mar 18, VijayaRaghavan S N rated it really liked it. I would say the book deserves a rating of 4.
I did a grave mistake of reading the book ‘Steve Jobs’ before this one. And so, my definition of a biography was set at soaring heights by Isaacson. The amount of research and number of pages on the guy on whom the book is based on defined the book ‘Jobs’ and which in turn defined what a bio I would say the book deserves a rating of 4.
The amount of research and number of pages on the guy on whom the book is based on defined the book ‘Jobs’ and which in turn defined what a biography should be.
And quite naturally that was what I was expecting with this one too. Even though adequate research was done on Jony Ive, the number of pages was cut into half of what Isaacson offered in his book perfectly adhering to the mantra of Apple “get rid of the crappy stuff”. If ‘Jobs’ was a classic among biographies, then ‘Jony Ive’ is a cool one. One thing that pisses me off in biographies is the shit people say such as “I saw the potential in him the first time I met I mean, what the shit. This is similar to shit I hear when eminent personalities or celebrities pass away such as “he was a great soul” or “he was like a brother to me”.
In reality, they two wouldn’t have seen each other eye to eye, but after his death, that guy suddenly becomes his all in all. The book ‘Steve Jobs’ was filled with such crap mostly from Sculley and other people with whom Jobs had a fall out.
But Leander Kahney has put a lid on such shit in ‘Jony Ive’. That is one reason why I loved this book more than ‘Steve Jobs’. And another major factor is that, there’s a limit to which one can go on reading about the same guy. Yeah, I know its a biography and that the book should be based on him, but it gets boring after a time. Kahney made sure that he talked about people around Jony Ive too.
He even included some light moments and occasional humor. In the minds of general public, who doesn’t know much about Apple Inc in detail, they have a misconception that it is Jobs who revived the company. Well, technically it is correct. But Kahney has pointed out that it was Robert Brunner who started the revolution in Apple to shift the control from Engineering team to Design team which in turn laid the foundation for the upcoming years of prosperity. In fact, it was Brunner who unearthed the talent in Jony by giving him free reigns.