After reading the Steve Jobs biography, I heard about a similar book but one that delves a lot more deeply into the company's processes and culture, as opposed to the life of the founder. This was Inside Apple: How America's Most Admired--and Secretive--Company Really Works by Adam Lashinsky. Lashinsky is a Fortune magazine journalist who interviewed many current and previous Apple employees for the book.
It was a very interesting read, especially in that the author was revealing what he claims are truly secret details about Apple's internal discussions and processes (and their culture of secrecy). My biggest learning was that the image Apple projects and its brand ideal are very different from its corporate culture and processes; that leaves me wondering how important Steve Jobs was to the company and if its processes, which are not based on the ideals of creativity and connecting people and in fact are the opposite (secrecy and closing people off), are truly sustainable. How much longer can the world love a company which it perceives is small, entrepreneurial, rebellious, and creative, but which is really gigantic, walled off, secretive, and ultra-controlling? Why do people occupy Wall Street but not Apple?
Ch. 1: Rethink Leadership