Resources | October 5th, 2011
Thank You Steve Jobs
The world has lost one of the rarest of men: someone who not only thought differently but helped create objects that opened all of our eyes too. Tonight, the Associated Press reported that Apple co-founder Steve Jobs had passed away. Social networks worldwide lit up with tweets and updates about the death of Steve Jobs. And, at least for a night, the Web itself felt united in its grief. Jobs told us “how to live before you die” in a 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University.
“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 one thing to say about Steve – Like him or not – He was a visionary, a perfectionist but most importantly – BOLD. He was bold enough to make tough decisions, to make game changing ideas come to life, take business chances on new technologies like NeXT and Pixar and inspire. Today is a sad day not only for the technology world but also for the world at large. Thank you, Steve Jobs.