Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
News came across the wire that Apple Inc.’s co-founder and former CEO Steve Jobs has passed on after a long battle with cancer.
Exceptional brilliance has left us. No matter what you thought of Steve Jobs, love him or hate him, you have to admit that he was one of the most dynamic, passionate and brilliant people in technology, and dare I say, the world. He’s one of the most successful CEOs in the last century. His vision has changed the way we do a lit of things dealing with technology. True, Apple didn’t invent a lot of the things that makes Apple poplar today, but it was Steve’s vision that made things that were easy to use for “normal” people. He always looked at how to make things work easiest for the largest number of people. The lowest common denominator, if you will. Steve had a way of knowing what would appeal to people.
One of Steve’s best quotes was from his 2005 Stanford commencement address: “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
The tech world will never be the same. We will likely never see his like again.
Rest in peace, Steve. You’ll be missed.