I’d like to take this opportunity to thanks one of the greatest CEOs that ever lived, and a man who not only changed the world through his innovative ideas but one who changed our lives.
Thank you, Steve!
A couple of days after the keynote speech of Tim Cook which unveiled the iPhone 4S, Steve Jobs passed away. That day was October the 5th, 2011.
He was 56. Steve lost his battle with cancer.
In a letter to Apple employees, “Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being,” Mr. Cook said in a letter to employees. “We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.”
Apple also has a page dedicated to remembering Steve.
Some people have ideas and some people laughed at them.
Einstein, Newton and even Columbus believed in things that would eventually change how we view the world forever. Steve Jobs can be likened to such legendary figures. His thoughts were beyond practical, he invented devices that would not only make billions of dollars for his company but would be copied by almost every other company. And technology that would change the way we, and our children’s children, live every day.
Truly a pioneer.
President Barrack Obama said, in a tribute to Steve, that “Steve was fond of saying that he lived every day like it was his last. Because he did, he transformed our lives, redefined entire industries, and achieved one of the rarest feats in human history: he changed the way each of us sees the world. The world has lost a visionary. And 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.”
And did you know, that before passing away, Steve left Apple with a 4-year plan for the future. Talk about a visionary!
I leave with one of Steve’s greatest speeches;
Thank you, Steve. You will be missed!
Rest in peace.