I was not a fan of Apple before. I thought it was meant for people who understood design, and are in the business of really creating a niche for people who understood programming and / or architecture.
But when Steve Jobs returned to Apple and took over, I became an instant fan. From the iPod to the iPhone, I even purchased my first Macbook Pro. Now, I am definitely hooked.
From $10.00 a share, Steve Jobs could be credited to taking it up to $400.00 a share. The Apple stock just kept climbing. The company became very well known for making top-of-the-line products. And with his leadership, people knew that it will continue to produce products that are advanced and innovative.
When Steve Jobs was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, I knew that it wouldn’t be long before the cancer took over. I knew a friend who was diagnosed with the same cancer and died six or so months later. But that was 2004. And it was Steve Jobs and he had access to the most advanced technology in medicine. Still, I knew it was going to come sooner or later.
I heard the news last night when it was announced by Apple. I was sad even thought I had already expected it when he resigned as CEO from Apple last month. We lost a genius. Someone who had changed the way we live… forever. RIP Steve Jobs!
Here’s a video on Youtube which was a commencement address by Steve Jobs back in 2005. It has received over four million views and will probably climb even higher today. If Steve Jobs have something to say, you would want to listen.
You’ve got to find what you love. And that is true for work and for your lovers. The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking and don’t settle. – Steve Jobs
Here’s the video: