Today, the world lost a creative genius. Steve Jobs died at the age of 56.
Steve Jobs changed the way we interact with technology and in doing so, he changed technology. He left his mark in so many industries:
- the personal computers industry with Apple II and Macintosh;
- the music industry with iPod and iTunes;
- the phone industry with iPhone and iPad; and,
- the animation and the movies industries with Pixar.
The man did not finish college, but was able to build a computer empire, and became a multi-millionaire.
He was fired from his own company but came back a decade later to save it and turn it into one of the world’s most influential corporations. And when he may have realized that his time is near, he paved the way for a smooth succession process.
His resignation letter when he stepped down as CEO of Apple, reflects the confidence he has in the succession process and the basic strength of the company he founded, saved, and nurtured.
“I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.”
“I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.”
This will not be the last of my blogs about Steve Jobs. In the near future, I will write about the lessons I got from him as a visionary, and entrepreneur and an icon.
For helping make the way we do things easier and faster, THANK YOU STEVE JOBS!