The Man Who Thought Different

Steven Jobs lived 1955-2011. But still remains a literal legend.


''When you're a carpenter making a beautiful chest of drawers, you're not going to use a piece of plywood on the back, even though it faces the wall and nobody will ever see it. You'll know it's there, so you're a beautiful piece of wood on the back. For you to sleep well at night, the aesthetic, the quality, has to be carried all the way through."

These thoughts are exactly what people today need. Steve distributes this information through three of his own life inspiring stories. He explains how he didn't enjoy college and did not know what he wanted to do. Jobs had a prior interest in technological language. He connected the dots himself in what Steve loved to do and figured out how to make money doing this hobby. Although Jobs was fired and devastated; he continued his life, and continued his progress. Clearly this shows how everyday is worth millions, but enjoying those days you live makes it worth more.

Summary of the book


Steve Jobs: iconoclast, inventor, visionary, genius, adopted, dropout, fired. Steve Jobs was one of the most unpredictable and outgoing people today. He has spent a majority of his life doing the things he enjoys as explained in one of Jobs's many quotes, ''The only way to do great work is to do what you love." Jobs continued to work for Apple doing what he loved-- working with technology, and did that for a large portion of his life until he died in 2011.

     One innovation that Jobs improved on was the computer mainframe. This occurred when he released the Macintosh.

The Macintosh was one of the best creations of the Apple company. This apple computer boosted buisness for Steve and his Co-workers.

This computer was the first leap towards success for the Apple company. It showed the world how slick the upcoming company was when starting off, which was shown after they sold approximately 70,000 units. Jobs started this success with his friend Wozniak, which allowed both of them to excel from a garage based company to a  million dollar business. This computer was very "insufficient" as stated by This model had difficulties originally, so it was improved a short while later, and became one of Apple's first achievements. Steve Jobs clearly was one of the main factors of his own and his company's success.

Face of the Company:

This picture presents how Steve Jobs is symbolically the face of Apple.


Steve Jobs was born on February 24, 1955, in San Francisco. His biological mother was named Joanne Simpson. His biological father was named Abdulfattah John Jandali.

Young Steve was put up for adoption. Steve's biological parents required his future parents to be very educated. Paul and Clara Jobs were lower class. Paul was a machinist  and had not graduated from high school. Joanne said that they could adopt Steve if they later sent him to college. While Steve was still a baby they hopped in their car and moved to the Silicon Valley.

Growing up:

Steve's teacher provided him with candy and $5 bills of her own so that he would progress in academics. He quickly became interested in learning and skipped the 5th grade. This school was in a poor area. One day he came home and wanted to move to another school. Paul and Clara agreed and the Jobs's moved to Los Altos, so that Steve could go to Cupertino Junior High.

Steven as a young boy.

High School:

Wozniak and Steve participated in several pranks together, including putting a huge middle finger on one of the high school’s buildings.

A couple of years later, Wozniak and Steve started their first adventure. They were both computer hackers that managed to build "blue boxes". These were little devices that allowed you to make phone calls for free. Wozniak read about them in an article which he showed to Steve. They both tried to build one which was a success. It was Steve who came up with the idea of selling them to students.


The following year, Steve finished high school and left for college. He decided to go to the Reed College. This school was impressive but expensive and, Paul and Clara could barely afford it. Since they had t keep their promise, they spent almost their entire life savings on their son’s education. Steve only officially stayed for a couple of months at Reed. He dropped out before Christmas, but continued to attend classes.

The following year of 1974, Steve desperately needed money and got a job at Atari. Atari was one of the first video game companies. It was created by Nolan Bushnell in 1972.  Steve Jobs  was hired although he would often call his co-workers names and smelled pretty bad. That’s why he was moved to the night shift.

Apple is born:

To get the necessary $1,000 to start building his up coming company, Steve sold his Volkswagen van. Wozniak sold his HP 65 calculator. They thought about what they should name the company. One day Steve said that they would call it Apple if they didn't find anything better.

The two friends needed help, and they got it from one of Steve’s partners from Atari. His name was Ron Wayne. Wayne basically wrote the necessary paperwork to start a corporation and drew the company’s first logo. Ron got 10% of the company’s shares and the others were distributed between the two of them.

The Apple computer was technically HP property. Steve and Wozniak also started selling the computers on their own. They agreed on the price of $666.66. They showed it to many people in March 1976, but the response wasn't very motivational. They sold a couple hundreds by going store to store. This was the start of Apple Computer.

This speech explains how inspiring Steve Jobs's life stories and perseverance can show the world that it is possible to rise to the top, be the next Apple, or to just be successful. Clearly this shows how Steve Jobs's speech is relevant.

The West Coast Computer Faire:

The new company got ready to show off their product at the West Coast Computer Faire, a conference held in San Francisco in April 1977. It was a prototype model but the plastic case  made the Apple ll look like a professional and slick product.

Self-made success:

This picture expresses what different inventions Steve Jobs has created.

Throughout Steve Jobs's life, he helped design and construct many different inventions such as the following; iPhone, iPod, iPad, Macintosh, Apple l, Apple ll, Apple lll, iBooks, Mac G3, Mac G4, iTunes, App Store, etc.

This text is quite relevant to the topic because it precisely explains what Steve Jobs accomplished, what he risked, when this occurred, and with whom he did this with. Steve was a legend, or at least was thought of as one. This text will capture your thoughts and express them in words as exhibited in the text above.

Steve Jobs Trailer:

This video is relevant to the text upon the reader of this because of it showing each part of his simplified lifetime to point and putting fourth actors that fit each real-life person.

Central Message:

Steve Jobs influenced the world with his passion of technology and need for efficiency. He did this when he invented the iPhone and many other of his gadgets. This biography is written by Karen Blumenthal. The title of this fascinating novel is Steve Jobs: The Man Who Thought Different. Many life lessons can be taken away from reading about Steve Jobs's life as a whole; one of which is to never give up.

This theme is an accurate statement from my perspective. An example of this being used in context was when Steve had dropped out of college, and was lost in the meaning that he did not know what he was going to do from that instant on. All Steve Jobs did was "connect the dots" that life had shown him. These dots were his life of technology and his own destiny. I learned many things and how the most can come out of the least, as demonstrated by Steve Jobs. Another example from Jobs's life was when he left Apple and was wondering what he could use with his experience and knowledge of technology. Steve soon founded a computer platform development company specializing in the higher-education and business markets. This was only done because Steve did not give  up, and kept trying to become the next success story. One last example is when he and Wozniak started Apple and had to raise money and start production, and they stuck with their imagination and succeeded. Clearly the passage exhibits how Steve Jobs is a man of his word and doesn't give up until his target is achieved.

Steve Jobs is remembered as global warming because of his courage and change that he contributed to. Steve Jobs has achieved many goals that effect everyday. Clearly Steve Jobs was one of the most effective men in business today.




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