Steve Jobs The Man Who Thought Different

Steve Jobs The Man Who Thought Different

Business & Industry Biographies, Business, Finance & Law , Science, Study & Work, Non-Fiction
Paperback Published on: 16/02/2012
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Synopsis

_______________'Through original interviews, a smart use of source material, and a wonderfully easy-going style, Blumenthal gives a full portrait of Jobs ...This is a smart book about a smart subject by a smart writer' - Ilene Cooper, American Library Journal_______________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-winning 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. 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."

  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
  • ISBN: 9781408832066
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 263g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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Steve Jobs The Man Who Thought Different
Steve Jobs would be disappointed
This has to be the worst book i have ever read! The author’s grip of the English language is appalling. Beyond the grammar mistakes and lack of coherent s... READ MORE
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Steve Jobs The Man Who Thought Different
terrible book
This has to be the most tedious & badly written book I've read in a long time specially when you consider the subject! She makes the genius of a man and hi... READ MORE
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