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June 4, 2008

News & Opinion: Inside Steve's Brain Interview With Leander Kahney

By: Dylan Schleicher @ 3:31 PM – Filed under: Management & Workplace Culture


This week, we talk with Leander Kahney and his new book Inside Steve's Brain.
Kahney has been covering Apple as a journalist for over a decade. He started writing from MacWorld and now writes for Wired.
In the book, Kahney tries to get beyond the typical media depictions of Jobs as either industry god or managerial tyrant. We talked about design as more than veneer, how the best programmer is 100 times better than the average one, and how Jobs wants to "put a ding in the universe."
[podcast]http://www.800ceoread.com/blog/audio/insidestevesbraininterview.mp3[/podcast]

About Dylan Schleicher


Dylan Schleicher has been a part of the 800-CEO-READ claque since 2003. Even though he's stayed on at the company, he has not stayed put. After beginning in shipping & receiving, he joined customer service and accounting before moving into his current, highly elliptical orbit of duties overseeing the ChangeThis and In the Books websites, the company's annual review of books and in-house design. He lives with his wife and two children in the Washington Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee's West Side.