October 7th, 2011
Remembering Steve Jobs
The passing of Steve Jobs impacted me significantly and made me stop and reflect. I must admit being more aligned to Microsoft over time, although it was changing with the iPhone and iPad and of course iTunes and iPods. But I feel a huge loss over the passing of Steve Jobs. I cannot think of a greater, more interesting, effective, world changing, inspirational entrepreneur than him.
I cannot remember being affected by the death of a major figure (Politics, Sports, Entertainment or Religion) as I have been by Steve Jobs untimely departure. He and Steve Wozniak changed the world with computerization – as did Bill Gates and Paul Allen.
Undoubtedly his legacy is one of entrepreneurial brilliance and vision, innovation, marketing genius and molding the digital world. He got fired from the company he started and came back years later and changed the world again! He won the trophy in my book. Stay hungry and foolish says it all!
Steve Jobs’ heart and intuition knew what he wanted out of life — and his ambitions took him, and us, to extraordinary places. Drawing from the most pivotal points in his life, Steve Jobs provides valuable life lessons in the Commencement address he delivered on June 12, 2005 at Stanford University.
I hope you will take a few minutes to watch this inspiring video: