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Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different

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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 and illustrated throughout with black and white photos, this is the story of the man who changed our world.
 
 
 

Review:

"Framing her work around the themes of a lauded commencement speech that 'technology rock star' Jobs delivered to Stanford University's class of 2005, Blumenthal crafts an insightful, balanced portrait of the enigmatic man whose life was cut short by illness in 2011. The book chronicles Jobs's boyhood passions for technology, simplicity, and design that led to his rocky tenures with the technology company he helped create, was fired from, and returned to and led to the heights of its success. Readers receive a primer in technological advances, including the mathematics of animation, as well as Jobs's vision for product design and marketing innovation. Blumenthal relates accounts of Jobs's eccentric hygiene and eating habits, his infamous tantrums and tirades in the workplace, and his harsh treatment of colleagues, loved ones, and friends. However, his charisma often won the day, and commentary from Jobs and his wife, given near the end of his life, help soften the picture. Numerous b&w photographs and sidebars appear, and an author's note, technology time line, glossary, index, and bibliography give this volume extra polish. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Ken Wright, Writers House." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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 Childrens Book Award. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781250014450
Author:
Blumenthal, Karen
Publisher:
Square Fish
Author:
Kare
Author:
n Blumenthal
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Young Adult Nonfiction
Publication Date:
20120231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW illustrations
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Framing her work around the themes of a lauded commencement speech that 'technology rock star' Jobs delivered to Stanford University's class of 2005, Blumenthal crafts an insightful, balanced portrait of the enigmatic man whose life was cut short by illness in 2011. The book chronicles Jobs's boyhood passions for technology, simplicity, and design that led to his rocky tenures with the technology company he helped create, was fired from, and returned to and led to the heights of its success. Readers receive a primer in technological advances, including the mathematics of animation, as well as Jobs's vision for product design and marketing innovation. Blumenthal relates accounts of Jobs's eccentric hygiene and eating habits, his infamous tantrums and tirades in the workplace, and his harsh treatment of colleagues, loved ones, and friends. However, his charisma often won the day, and commentary from Jobs and his wife, given near the end of his life, help soften the picture. Numerous b&w photographs and sidebars appear, and an author's note, technology time line, glossary, index, and bibliography give this volume extra polish. Ages 12 — up. Agent: Ken Wright, Writers House." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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