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Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different | [Karen Blumenthal]

Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different

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 20, created Apple in his parents' garage with his friend Steve Wozniack. Then came the core and hallmark of his genius - his exacting insistence on perfection, his counterculture life approach, and his level of taste and style that pushed all boundaries.
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Publisher's Summary

"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 20, created Apple in his parents' garage with his friend Steve Wozniack. Then came the core and hallmark of his genius - his exacting insistence on 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.

©2012 Karen Blumenthal (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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    Peter Olathe, KS, United States 03-21-12
    Peter Olathe, KS, United States 03-21-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Like Cliff's Notes to the Issacson book"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This was just a brief retelling of information I had read in other Jobs biographies with no new spin or information. It was just a less in-depth version of the Issacson book. I was really disappointed.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Already listening to Disney War. It is a great listen!


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Lance 06-02-14
    Lance 06-02-14
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    "FROM CHILD TO ADULT A MAN WHO WALKED HIS OWN PATH"
    Where does Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is truly unique, I have never listened to a biography before, thus was a great , intriguing and entertaining pick for my first experience


    What did you like best about this story?

    It was like being there as a fly on the wall throughout the life of Steve, to find out what drove this man to do what he did is quite inspiring, this title really captures the essence of that


    Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, but I really enjoyed the way he nailed the " authentic feeling" of the context of literally every paragraph. It was just right. Great job Sean!


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When he sat in his car and said " if this was my last night on earth..would I want to spend it at some meeting, or with this women ...and he asked her (Powell) out to dinner :)


    Any additional comments?

    Absolutely fascinating to get an insiders look at the struggles, successes, and events that shaped a mans destiny to literally change the world

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Robert Invermere, British Columbia, Canada 03-20-12
    Robert Invermere, British Columbia, Canada 03-20-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Unbiased Easy listening"
    What did you love best about Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different?

    Great Narrator. Doesn't tell you what to think, just presents the facts. Apple Loves may not like this book as it paints a darker picture of your beloved demigod.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Woz


    Have you listened to any of Sean Runnette’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Easy on the ear. 9/10 for narration


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Somewhat comprehensive overview of Jobs life. I never listened to the famous book by sir whatever, but this book is definately a mind opening view into Steve jobs and Apple and important events in technology that shape our current ecoverse. What a rich whinny tosser Steve jobs was. (Woz) A fortunate set of circumstances and meetings and his drive to get whatever he needed, allowed him to force some of the brightest people on the planet to create a computer so smart, even dumb people can use it.


    Any additional comments?

    Long live the mighty Droid.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
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