updated 11:15 am EST, Tue January 3, 2012
Writer talks DRI, Top 100 retreats
A upcoming book by Fortune editor-at-large Adam Lashinsky -- Inside Apple -- is promising to lay out Apple's "secret systems, tactics and leadership strategies," according to press material. Due on January 25th, the title is said to be "based on numerous interviews" and hold "exclusive new information" about a collection of topics. Among these are Apple's approach to innovation, its supply chain deals, and the transition into a world without Steve Jobs.
A few teased items in the book include the concept of a "DRI," or Directly Responsible Individual, which Apple is said to assign to every task. It also describes an annual event known as the Top 100, in which 100 up-and-coming executives were previously "tapped a la Skull & Bones" for a secret retreat with Jobs.
Fortune previously ran a small section of the book in a cover story, but the full work should measure 240 pages in hardcover. The book will normally cost $27, but Amazon is currently listing a price of $17 for the hardcover, $18 for an audiobook, and $13 for a Kindle release. Despite the nature of the book, the iBookstore is also accepting pre-orders for the same cost as a Kindle copy.