On October 5, 2011, we lost a bright shining star who changed the world in so many amazing ways. Steve Jobs was the fearless leader and co-founder of Apple and was instrumental in changing the world through his thought leadership and the many innovative products produced during his time at Apple.
We take this opportunity to celebrate the life and legacy of this man who was taken from us way too soon. Looking around at the many Apple devices and the company imbued with Steve’s DNA, it is easy to understand how he, with his many talented and dedicated team members, has changed the world enabling the passions and visions of those crazy enough to think they could change the world, to actually realize those dreams.
We thank you Steve for your dedication, your vision, your relentless pursuit of perfection, your ability to inspire those around you to produce their best work and most of all, for the insanely great products and company that continues the legacy you started. Rest in peace.
A special thanks to Evan Carmichael for assembling these classic moments in the life of Steve Jobs. Through his life, companies and products, Steve Jobs left an indelible mark on the world. Indeed, he was crazy enough to think that he could change the world, and he did.
We all measure success in different ways. For many, success has been defined by parents, peers and the pressure to succeed. Certainly, the world has continued to function on this model since the dawning of mankind. However, are history and tradition enough to stay on this course? For many, the answer to this age old question will be, yes. For a very select few, the status quo, history and tradition are of no import. For these misfits, following a path based upon passion, personal truth and unyielding belief has and will continue to guide and direct their steps. For these rebels allowing themselves to be led by the courage of their convictions, hope springs eternal.
How do you measure success? Is it all about making money? Are you focused on a particular job title and status? What is it that motivates you? Through his life and words, Steve Jobs left a very clear message to us all. How will you respond?