I don’t often talk about specific people in posts, but one of my heroes passed away yesterday. Steve Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011 at the age of 56. I have written posts about leadership and mentoring for many years – and Steve was someone I would have loved as a mentor. While not everyone liked him, he certainly fit the old saying, ” It ain’t bragging if you can do it”! I only hope that I in a small way can contribute to his dream that technology should make things better for people.
I cannot imagine what computers and technology would be like if he had not been a part of the industry. I think about all of the ideas and firsts that he championed when the “industry captains” told him he was crazy and he would fail. I will not begin to recite all of the “blue ocean” industries and ideas that he pushed – but lets say I can’t think of anyone who could match him.
While we will all miss this legend of technology, I think the Apple Web site today captured it well:
Farewell Steve – God bless and keep you safe!
Some good sites about Steve Jobs:
- A great site in tribute to Steve’s life http://allaboutstevejobs.com/blog/2011/10/06/steve-jobs-passed-away-today/
- Steve Jobs in his own words : http://bit.ly/oC0Csl (CBS News Story)
- Nice techie view of Steve: http://www.wired.com/epicenter/2011/10/jobs/