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I 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.

Trivia About Jony Ive: Also, the book mostly covered about Apple, as the company played a major role in his life. This is supposed to be the book that flips that formula and focuses on Ive, with Apple as an interesting part of the larger picture. I would say the book deserves a rating of 4. The book is well written and clearly reveals Apple’s superior design culture.

Also I had unrealistic expectations that this might reveal more about Apple’s famously secret design and production processes, but, hey, they’re famously secret.

Some repeating hony also due to organization of the book on themes, or maybe projects would be a better term. The book goes off-track at a very early point, preferring to revel in Ive’s time at Apple instead of exploring Ive as a human being.

Write a customer review. Aug 30, Kelly rated it really lsander it. 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.

Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products by Leander Kahney

After the success of apple 2, Jobs wanted to do something different. Tim Cook may be chief executive but it is Ive, apparently, who is the heart of the company. They approach are radical at technology world Jony Ive is one of phenomenal designer at this century.


Arguably what is most interesting is why they have become such a success, the social, political, aesthetic and cultural context which they have slotted into — or remade. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

But it read almost like a commercial for Apple. Preview — Jony Ive by Leander Kahney. Kahney’s writings have always provided me not only with many enjoyable hours of reading, but also with ideas I can translate, modify, and use in my own companies. No crazy fruititarian diets.

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Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Don’t have a Kindle? This book is just badly written, from a mechanical and language standpoint. Jony was the other way around. In other cases, it’s just an editing choice that I felt wasted the reader’s time. Too bad the biography is all based off of anecdotal information and a few sources, but it’s the closest thing we have describing how Apple comes up with their products.

I was hoping for a deeper exploration into the thought patterns a This book is well written and well researched. Or Dieter Rams, the German designer whose products for Braun defined the company and are among the most beautiful products of the 20th century and whose designs profoundly influenced Ive, even down to the rounded corners.

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Jony Ive: The Genius Behind Apple’s Greatest Products

Kahney made sure that he talked about people around Jony Ive too. Jony Ive was the mastermind behind the whole Apple product line revival ,with the love for minute details, down to stuff most people wouldn’t notice.

Jony Ive ove a rare genius who understands the intersection of humanity and technology like few others. In addition, it is more than a biography about Jony Ive; it also highlighted the tumultous lsander and hurdles of shifting the end result from engineering perspectives to design process as well as the difficult environment at Apple when the engineers and executives had a final say in the design process. It felt casual, which is good, but the repetition irked. If ‘Jobs’ was a classic among biographies, then ‘Jony Ive’ is a cool one.


This book goes beyond just design and shows us how Jony Ive has pioneered many new manufacturing processes, he has extended the way many things are built today. If the book could show me leandwr being described, as it is described, I would have a leandwr better understanding and appreciation of these creations.

The book ‘Steve Jobs’ was filled with such crap mostly from Sculley and other people with whom Jobs had a fall out. What are their tales and how do these intersect with the title individual? Read reviews that mention jony ive jiny jobs walter isaacson industrial design good read well written cult of mac great book must read leander kahney behind the scenes iphone and ipad design process great read apple design design team genius behind jonathan ive behind apple learned a lot.

Save yourself the time, money, and headache and read something else.

This book is well written and well researched. All of which makes them difficult to write about. What makes Apple unique and how did it come to place Industrial Elander at the core of it all?

Jony Ive, An English man who proved his masterpiece in almost every apple product. Book also covers the process how Apple created its products and what it is like to work there.