Monday, October 10, 2011

Steve Jobs ... The Legend

On Thursday Morning, October 6, 2011, I woke up to the news of Steve Jobs death due to pancreatic cancer. I sat alone, not stunned, but momentarily paralyzed with the news. Steve Jobs the founder and CEO of one of the most loved technology companies of our times Apple Inc. was a visionary, an entrepreneur, and a greater inventor of our times. He is famously remembered as the creator of iPods and iPhones.

I have never met Steve Jobs or heard him in person, but the news of his passing away has left a void in my and the lives of countless people who were touched by his creations and part of the Apple family in their own small way. Such was the amazing impact of a great personality who was a hero for many first generation entrepreneurs, gizmo geeks and the common man.

"Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish" was the mantra Steve lived by and urged our generation to continue living by. After being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (and the doctor telling him to get his affairs in order in the next 3-6 months) he underwent a successful surgery and lived to gift us products like the iPhone, Macbook Air and the iPad. These g
reat gifts were an ability to second guess the market and an eye for well designed and innovative products that everyone would buy. He once said, "You can't ask customers what they want and then try to give that to them, by the time you get it built, they would want something new." Such was the conviction of this man who had total belief in his own abilities.

Steve Jobs ...... the world will miss you.

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