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Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different [Hardcover]

Karen Blumenthal
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Feb. 14 2012
"Your time is limited. . . . have the courage to follow your heart and intuition." —Steve Jobs
 
From the start, his path was never predictable. Steve Jobs was given up for adoption at birth, dropped out of college after one semester, and at the age of twenty, created Apple in his parents' garage with his friend Steve Wozniack. Then came the core and hallmark of his genius--his exacting moderation for perfection, his counterculture life approach, and his level of taste and style that pushed all boundaries. A devoted husband, father, and Buddhist, he battled cancer for over a decade, became the ultimate CEO, and made the world want every product he touched.
 
Critically acclaimed author Karen Blumenthal takes us to the core of this complicated and legendary man while simultaneously exploring the evolution of computers. Framed by Jobs' inspirational Stanford commencement speech and illustrated throughout with black and white photos, this is the story of the man who changed our world.
 
 
 

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A YALSA NONFICTION FOR YOUNG ADULTS AWARD FINALIST

"This is a smart book about a smart subject by a smart writer." —Booklist, starred review

"Students who know Steve Jobs only through Apple’s iTunes, iPhones, and iPads will have their eyes opened by this accessible and well-written biography." —VOYA

"An engaging and intimate portrait. Few biographies for young readers feel as relevant and current as this one does." —The Horn Book Magazine "A perceptive, well-wrought picture of an iconic figure." —Kirkus Reviews"Blumenthal crafts an insightful, balanced portrait." —Publishers Weekly

About the Author

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.

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By Victor
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Even I have read other Steve Jobs biographies, I could learn more about him. It is said in a way that it is so easy to understand.
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By Sergio
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Fantastic read. Period! 10 / 10.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Man Who Thought Different Sept. 1 2012
By S. Yoshida - Published on Amazon.com
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This book resembles a parable for young readers. The author used the three stories from Steve Jobs' Stanford commencement address as themes. These themes were then fleshed-out with details of his life, from the interesting and inspiring, to the less-than-admirable aspects of his personality. Throughout, she used language and descriptions appropriate for a young audience. The Man Who Thought Different is a story of a life of searching, striving, resilience, and maturation.

I found the following especially interesting:

Jobs respected Akio Morita of Sony for his appreciation of beauty, and Edward Land of Polaroid, for wanting his company to be at the intersection of art and science.

The production of computer-animated movies requires algebra, geometry, and integral calculus. Pixar has several staff PhDs, including a physicist that specializes in air and water.

"Reed's tuition and fees for the 1972-73 year were $3,950 (about $21,400 in today's dollars)." I recall this figure as correct. I was invited by Reed College to consider studying there, to start in the same school year as Jobs. But, coming from a Hawaiian sugar plantation, I couldn't afford the cost. I attended the University of Hawaii for about $400 a year.

HTML, HTTP, and the first browser were created on a NeXT computer. Jobs believed that his machine was for interpersonal computing.

Perhaps this book could become a classic for future generations of young readers, and the young-at-heart.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must read for our times April 27 2012
By anonymous - Published on Amazon.com
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This book surprised me because I could not put it down. Typically a biography of this nature is not my usual pick for reading, however I found the book to be fascinating. The book flows and keeps your attention, it kept me up late reading it. Steve Jobs certainly is an important man of our times to understand and this book lays out all aspects of him, the genius, the jerk and the quirky!
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5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful book! Feb. 28 2012
By Eileen - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is informative, well organized and thought provoking. Karen's writing in this book, as in all her other books, is a joy to read. While the book is written for students, I found there was plenty of interesting information for an adult - especially one who does not want to read the 656 pages of Isaacson's book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Too Much the Same Dec 20 2013
By PAULINE M. fALSTROM - Published on Amazon.com
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I didn't learn anything new. I had just finished reading Walter Isaacson's biography, which I thoroughly enjoyed and I was looking for a different slant, or new material.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Made a reader out of my 11 year old son. Aug. 1 2013
By Renne Somoza - Published on Amazon.com
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My son does not enjoy reading and it's like pulling teeth to get him to open up a book. So I had to get creative when it was time to find a book for his summer reading. He loved this book from beginning to end. If your son is into iPods, iPhones, or any technology, then he will love this book. It was highly inspiring for him as well.
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