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Steve Jobs: the Man Who Thought Different Book Review

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Think Different
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life” (253). The man who changed the world of technology said this in front of thousands of Stanford graduates. All of the interesting work and his life was written in a biography called Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different by Karen Blumenthal. Blumenthal included everything about Jobs from birth to death in this book. The title of the book came from Apple advertisements that said “Think Different.” The main character of the book was obviously Steve Jobs. Jobs was the co-founder of Apple Inc., NeXT, and Pixar and he was able to do all that because he was the man who thought different. Anyone who owns an Apple product or has seen many of the famous movies created by Pixar, this book is a must-read. Blumenthal goes into deep details about Jobs’s life and how he started out in his garage and became a billionaire.

It all started when Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955 Jobs was adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs and had a difficult childhood because he was bullied for skipping a grade. Because of this, he had to move to different schools. Jobs had a passion for technology at a young age. “He and another friend would go to the Hewlett-Packard Explorers Club, where they gatherer to hear engineers talk about their work” (24). Jobs met a man named Steve Wozniak, or Woz. Woz was five years older than Jobs, but they made a great team. Jobs attended Reed College in Portland, Oregon, but dropped out after the first semester because he became a hippie and his grades were going down. A few years later, Jobs created Apple with Woz and announced their first computer that was made in Jobs’s garage. Later on Woz quits and Jobs ran the company by himself. Apple released several computers before Steve Jobs got fired because “he hired the wrong guy” (146). Jobs was very upset, but got over it by creating a new company called NeXT. NeXT was a company similar to apple that created computers....

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