Steve Jobs The Man Who Thought Different

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A&C Black, Feb 16, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 310 pages
Inventor. Visionary. Genius. Dropout. Adopted. Steve Jobs was the founder of Apple and he was all of these things.

Steve Jobs has been described as a showman, artist, tyrant, genius, jerk. Through his life he was loved, hated, admired and dismissed, yet he was a living legend; the genius who founded Apple in his parent's garage when he was just 21 years-old, revolutionising the music world. He single-handedly introduced the first computer that could sit on your desk and founded and nurtured a company called Pixar bringing to life Oscar wining animations Toy Story and Finding Nemo.

So how did the man, who was neither engineer nor computer geek change the world we live in, making us want every product he touched?

On graduation day in 2005, a fifty-year-old Steve Jobs said: 'Today I want to tell you three stories from my life, That's it. Just three stories'. The first story is about connecting the dots. My second story is about love and loss. My third story is about death.

This is his story...

Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal takes us to the core of this complicated and legendary man, from his adoption and early years through to the pinnacles of his career, his dismissal from his duties at Apple (for being too disruptive and difficult) to the graduation where he gave the commencement speech just 6 years before his death, giving life to what were soon to become some of most famous quotes of his career, ending with the message: "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And I have always wished that for myself. And now, as you graduate to begin anew, I wish that for you."

"Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life."
 

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I picked this book up during our vacation. I'd wanted to read a book about Jobs for awhile now, and just couldn't bring myself to do it, for some reason. Maybe because my son is often making ... Read full review

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Steve Jobs’ life wasn’t as normal as it may have been expected, having been adopted at birth, dropping out of college, experimenting with different substances, and wandering New Delhi in seek for some ... Read full review

Contents

Part
7
Next
133
Family
147
131
163
Part3
225
Time Line
271
Bibliography
278
Notes
284
Glossary
299
Index
305
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KAREN BLUMENTHAL is a critically acclaimed children's non-fiction writer and a long-time journalist for the Wall Street Journal. She is the author of "Bootleg: Murder, Moonshine, and the Lawless Years of Prohibition," which received four starred reviews, "Six Days in October: The Stock Market Crash of 1929, " which was a Sibert Honor Book, and "Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX," which won a Jane Addams Children's Book Award. She lives in Dallas, Texas. Visit her on the Web at www.karenblumenthal.com.

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