Remembering that you are going to die, is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking that you have something to lose. You are already naked, there is no reason not to follow your heart. (Steve Jobs, 2005)
Steve Jobs: 1995 – 2011 … Rest in Peace
Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple has died at the age of 56. Sadly, we knew this day was coming as Jobs battled pancreatic cancer, but we just did not want to believe it. He recently stepped down from Apple and many knew that this day was inevitable. However, what this man did and his vision he brought forth in life … will last an eternity. What an amazing affect this man, who never graduated college, had on all of us and the world. His family said in a released statement by Apple, Mr. Jobs “died peacefully today surrounded by his family.”
Watch Steve Jobs inspiration speech for the 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
Steve Jobs talks about death, “if you live each die as if it was your last, someday you will most certainly be right”. Jobs would ask himself every day when he looked in the mirror, if today was the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” Whenever the answer was no for too many days in a row, Jobs knew he had to change something.
From the Boston Globe:
“He taught all of us how to transform technology into magic,” said John Sculley, Apple’s chief executive in the mid-1980s, and the man who once had Jobs kicked out of the company he’d co-founded.
After he was ousted, Jobs endured a decade of exile. But the experience taught him lessons that would, once he returned, help him lead Apple to unimaginable heights of achievement.
I remember my first Mac, actually it was a Macintosh, as I just dated myself. Typing away and trying to finish my senior thesis for history. I look back on that experience and am in awe just how far we have come in the PC world and just how before its time that Mac really was. Oh those days of the floppy disk.
Steve Jobs, you will be missed, Rest in Peace.
UPDATE I: From Michelle Malkin comes an interesting and appropriate analysis in the face of the anti-capitalist rallies in NYC and across the US juxtaposed to the passing of Steve Jobs. What would the world be like without the vision o Steve Jobs, are we supposed to be upset that he made money fro his visions and hard work? Not in the slightest.
Hmm, Steve Jobs has resigned as the Chief Executive Officer of Apple. Tim Cook was named the new CEO and Jobs was elected Chairman of the Board. Jobs has been battling pancreatic cancer and had taken a leave of absence due to his medical condition. Jobs returned to Apple in March to help launch the iPad 2, so it cant be that unexpected that he step down again.
Apple’s Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, as the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately.
“Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company,” said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple’s Board. “Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.”
“I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know,” the 55-year-old legendary co-founder of the company said in a statement.
“Unfortunately, that day has come.”
Thanks Steve, I remember my first Apple computer.
Brian in a Blue State
Apple’s Boss Steve Jobs Receives Cancer Treatment Where Patrick Swayze Was Patient … 6 Weeks to Live?
Say a prayer for Apple’s co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs.
Radar-on-Lineis reporting that Apple boss Steve Jobs, who is currently on a medical leave, is receiving cancer treatment at the same clinic where Patrick Swayze was a patient in his final days before he passed. The 55 year old Jobs announced on January 17, 2011 that he was going on a medical leave to concentrate on his health.
RadarOnline.com has confirmed Jobs, 55, has been attending the Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto, California, where Swayze sought radical chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer before his death in September, 2009.
According to the UK Daily Mail, pics in the Enquirer show a frail and weak Steve Jobs whose health condition might be worse than previously stated. The tabloid reported that Jobs is stricken with pancreatic cancer and may have just six weeks to live. How absolutely sad, if true. One of the great business minds of our times stricken by an all too common killer, cancer.
But today shocking new pictures were published in the supermarket tabloid the National Enquirer which suggests things are worse than Apple would have the world believe.
The Enquirer claims that the man behind the iPod, iPhone and iPad is stricken with pancreatic cancer and may have just six weeks to live.