Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different

By Karen Blumenthal

"Your time is restricted. . . . have the braveness to keep on with your center and intuition."--Steve Jobs

From the beginning, his direction used to be by no means predictable. Steve Jobs used to be given up for adoption at beginning, dropped out of school after one semester, and on the age of twenty, created Apple in his mom and dad' storage together with his pal Steve Wozniack. Then got here the center and hallmark of his genius--his exacting moderation for perfection, his counterculture existence method, and his point of flavor and magnificence that driven all obstacles. a loyal husband, father, and Buddhist, he battled melanoma for over a decade, grew to become the final word CEO, and made the realm wish each product he touched.

Critically acclaimed writer Karen Blumenthal takes us to the center of this advanced and mythical guy whereas at the same time exploring the evolution of desktops. Framed by means of Jobs' inspirational Stanford graduation speech and illustrated all through with black and white images, this can be the tale of the fellow who replaced our world.

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