Posted in Business | Posted on 06-10-2011|
I was deeply saddened when I heard of Steve Job’s passing yesterday. He left us way to early at the young age of 56 leaving a huge gap in the world of technology that may never be filled. Who knows what incredible innovations he would have come up with would he have had the chance to work another 20 -25 years.
The world has lost a true visionary, a creative genius. The shear mention of his name made us “think different!”
Steve Jobs changed the life of millions of people around the world. He certainly changed mine. My first computer was a Mac and just two weeks ago thanks to a great birthday present from my family I’m back on a Mac. iPods, iTunes and Pixar movies were all part of my children’s lives. That wouldn’t have been possible without the great mind of Steve Jobs.
“There may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on a device he invented.” ~President Barack Obama
In 2005, when speaking to the Stanford graduating class just a year after his surgery to treat his pancreatic cancer he said: “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”
The world is a better place because of Steve Jobs and his legacy will live on forever.
“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.” -Steve Jobs
There’s a little bit of Steve Jobs in all of us. (At least I hope so.)
Steve Jobs, a legend, a visionary and a great genius is gone. He will be sorely missed by millions all around the world. May he rest in peace.
The Enlightened Networker
P.S. You may also enjoy this post by Nick Scheidies …“21 Life Lessons from Steve Jobs.”