Today, Steve Jobs, the iconic Apple CEO that will be remembered with the great titans and world changers, passed away.
I look at my revolutionary iPhone, iPad and Mac, at the Apps that fill them and think of the millions of jobs and economies he created. People whose lives he affected and truly made a difference in. Those computers and Apps represent millions of people working on the economies he helped envision and create. He didnt just be the CEO of his companies. He helped create and inspire countless CEO’s and employees who benefit from his influence and further job economies created.
He said, “Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” He created jobs around the world. Right now, “Occupy Wall Street” is in full swing of people protesting greedy corporations for getting rich and not creating jobs. Steve Jobs was the CEO other CEO’s and companies should set their standards by. Instead of focusing on draining every drop out of a company, he focused on innovating and expanding its vision.
Steve Jobs didnt live by excuses, he was dyslexic, adopted and never finished college. Apple was on the verge of Bankruptcy when he re-took it over. He swung for the fences and pulled off taking Apple from ZERO to THRIVING –TWICE in his lifetime. Some people find reasons to fail, he found reasons to succeed. He lived shorter than many of us will, yet by 56 his impact in the world was astronomical. His example is a mirror that sets a higher standard of integrity for us to reflect on and do more with the time allotted in our own lives.
I’m interested in the psychology behind the man, some of the most compelling linked articles I read today:
The Steve Jobs I Knew
A front row seat to Steve Jobs’ career, by Robert Scoble.
100 things you didn’t know about Apple and Steve Jobs
The true measure of someones life is in how many people they positively touched and influenced. How their lives made this world a better place. Steve Jobs did that far more than most will ever do in the short time he had. He said, “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.”
R.I.P Steve Jobs.