Jay Elliot, founder and CEO of Nuvel, a software development company based in Los Gatos, California, had the privilege to manage side by side with Steve Jobs as a former Senior vice president at Apple from 1980-1986. Now he’s written a book, “Leading Apple with Steve Jobs: Management Lessons from a Controversial Genius.”
Elliot was personally hired by Jobs, just in time to accompany him on the last of his historic visits to Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center — visits that changed the course of computing. From spending time with Jobs, he believes there is a great deal that the average manager or leader can learn from Jobs approach to motivating people, pursuing excellence, and leading innovative teams.
In “Leading Apple with Steve Jobs: Management Lessons From a Controversial Genius from Wiley Publishing, Elliot offers an insider’s account, sharing Jobs’ basic strategies for leading teams, and the techniques that made them so innovative. This book is organized around key management and leadership lessons that Elliot learned from Jobs while at Apple, not chronological events in Apple’s history.
The hardcover version and digital versions cost US$22, though a Kindle version is available for $9.99. For more info, visit www.jayelliot.net .