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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (726 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Blumenthal Narrator: Sean Runnette Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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"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, this is the story of the man who changed our world.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dee | 2/17/2014

    " This was a well-done biography of Steve Jobs. Maybe there was a little too much focus on business, which is not interesting to me especially, but the story of the man was absorbing. I started using a Mac in 1984, and pretty much owe my entire work life to it. As soon as I started using it I jumped onto the Mac bandwagon, and bought the whole line about it being a computer for the masses, for "the rest of us", which it was. Anybody could start using it right out of the box. It was like a cute little friend. I admired Jobs too, mistakenly thinking he "invented" the Mac. It turns out he didn't, but he was a great salesman and visionary. I will give him credit for that. But, after using a Mac for many years I started using a PC, which by that time was just as easy to use, for a lot less money, and with a lot more software available. At that point the Mac enthusiasts began to annoy me, much the same way that Bob Dylan's fans who angrily booed him when he started using an electric guitar annoyed me. Now I'm at the point where a computer is a computer, I want it to do what it's supposed to do and not give me any lip. After reading this book, Jobs strikes me as a man who bought into his own aura. Brilliant, yes, but brash and maybe not so nice, and maybe a little pretentious. In short – a human being, like the rest of us. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ahmed Elshazly | 2/16/2014

    " It is all about creativity "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Brenda Anderson | 2/6/2014

    " Karen Blumenthal's STEVE JOBS: THE MAN WHO THOUGHT DIFFERENT was interesting but not middle school appropriate. Not an Apple expert, I was unaware that Apple's motto for some time was "Think Different." I originally thought the title was an unwitty grammatical anomaly. Passionate but not compassionate, Steve Jobs's life simply fascinates. I enjoyed reading about a master company maker--not a man who had the technical knowledge to create technology, but, rather, the knowledge to gather the right people at the right time to change the world. Some of the non-middle school appropriate items included Jobs's celebration of LSD use and a Jobs quote that edits out the f-word, among other things. It's too bad, because the target audience for this book is middle school, and kids would have benefitted from the rest of the novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Deborah Morgan | 2/2/2014

    " A black and white look at the incredible tweaker who changed our world. Technical at times, but very informative. "

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