On the fifth of October, a great man in the world of business, technology and people passed away. This man inspired many to be the best they can be, bringing out the best in people.
Mr Jobs left his position as CEO at Apple last month, passing on the role to Tim Cook, due to his ill-health. Jobs had a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour, not pancreatic cancer as some believe, since 2004 and, sadly, his condition has been deteriorating.
This quote is from Jobs himself:
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. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.
The quote sums up Steve Jobs; insightful and brave. This man was not afraid to share his ideas and, in the end, he created an influential empire of technology which has produced some of the most beautiful design in the history of the industry.
While Jobs does have his opponents, even the largest of them – Bill Gates of Microsoft – admitted today that he admired Jobs for many things. The businessmen have competed since the beginning of modern computing technology and their journeys have been intertwined. Let’s all look on Gates as an example of human kindness and support the family of the great man, Steve Jobs.
RIP Steve Jobs