The Passing of a Visionary – Steve Jobs

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:

Apple Web site

Farewell Steve – God bless and keep you safe!

Some good sites about Steve Jobs:

2 Responses to “The Passing of a Visionary – Steve Jobs”

  1. Brian Says:

    Please correct your article above. Steve passed away yesterday, Oct 5th.

  2. Bruce McGraw Says:

    Thanks Brian! I guess i am a little shook up about his passing – we have so few visionaries like Steve.

    Bruce


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