Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

There is really no words to describe how saddened I was to hear of Steve Job’s death. While his death was not unexpected, I am feeling a loss as if I have just lost my best friend.

Few people get to live their dreams as well as he did. He touched my life and I will miss him.

9 thoughts on “Steve Jobs 1955 – 2011

  1. It always seems so surreal to me that when people as great and world changing as Steve Jobs, who are younger than me, are gone.

    From his 2005 Stanford commencment speech:

    “Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life,” Jobs said that day.

    “No one wants to die,” he added. ”Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. ”

    “Your time is limited,” Jobs added. ”So don’t waste it living someone else’s life. … Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice.”

  2. I reread the same words today. I have read them several times since his resignation and they are words that everyone should take to heart no matter how old.

  3. Dear Don,
    Steve Jobs presence on this earth will be felt for centuries to come, they were just showing his commencement speech at Stanford in 2005 on the Rachel Maddow Show, he was ahead of his time and wise beyond his years. He will be missed.

    Take care,
    Clyde

  4. Hi Wm. Yes that is the same video I posted when Steve steped down as CEO. I am happy you posted it again. It has many pearls of wisdom delivered as only he could deliver it. It is a speech that one should send to all of his/her grandchildren. A very good speech.

  5. I love the Jobs story about convincing John Sculley, then CEO of Pepsi, to take over the position of running Apple when the board lost sight of Jobs’ vision for Apple. Jobs asked him if he preferred to “sell sugar water for the rest of your life or come with me and change the world?”

    Nothing shows the talent Jobs had for focusing directly on the problem and reducing it to its elements. Sculley turned out to be a disaster for Apple proving once again that genius is very difficult to replace.
    jim and nena
    fort worth, tx

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