Steve Jobs Lost the Battle
Six weeks ago I was impressed with Steve Job resignation as Apple's SEO, he gave us a simple explanation... but I knew that must be an extreme reason to do it.
Steve Jobs Dies At 56
At the end of August 20011, Steve Jobs announced his resignation in simple words:
"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. Unfortunately, that day has come."
I knew his love for his work, and I had a broken heart at that news as for sure only something extremely wrong could make him do it!
Today after a big battle with cancer which started in 2004, a liver transplant in 2009, Steve Paul Jobs died at 56.
Late Wednesday 5th October, outside Apple's Cupertino headquarters, three flags were flying at half-mast:
- An American flag
- An Apple company flag
- A California state flag
Steve in Bill Gates (Microsoft) words:
"...The world rarely sees someone who has had the profound impact Steve has had, the effects of which will be felt for many generations to come.
For those of us lucky enough to get to work with him, it’s been an insanely great honor. I will miss Steve immensely."
Steve in Eric Schmidt (Google Chairman) words:
"Steve Jobs is the most successful CEO in the U.S. of the last 25 years. He uniquely combined an artists touch and an engineers vision to build an extraordinary company... one of the greatest American leaders in history."
Tom Cook is his replacement as Apple's CEO, but Steve spirit is there to stay in the company and in every soul he has touched through his work.
He always will be remember as a genius who make our life better, funnier, through Apple's products, and he definitely lived by example.
He was born on Feb. 24th 1955, Joanne Simpson was his mother, a student from Syria was his father. He was adopted by Cara and Paul Jobs, solid class working family with inportant values.
Steve was 11 years old when he got a summer job at Hewlett-Packard before he had finished high school. In 1972 Steve enrolled in Reed College in Portland, Oregon and dropped out after six months.
Steve started Apple with a friend, Steve Wozniak in a Silicon Valley garage in 1976. In 1987 he left the company and returned in 1997 to the rescue...
He was able to grow Apple into a powerful technology company with a market value evaluated at $351 billion.
Starting 2004 he endured a brutal fight with cancer; in 2009 he had a liver transplant. All the efforts to keep him alive were just temporary, after 7 years he lost the battle with cancer.
Steve's inventions or co-inventions
Steve is consider an inventor with around 200 patents. I list a couple of them:
- Apple I in 1976
- Apple II in 1976 a successful PC for the masses
- Lisa in 1983
- Macintosh in 1984
- NeXT computer in 1989
- iMac in 1998
- iPod in 2001
- iTunes in 2003
- iPhone this is a series which started in 2007
- iPad in 2010
- iPhone 4S in 2011, 70% faster then iPhone 4
- We are waiting now iPhone 5
So it realy was an incredible prolific inventor, visionary, an open mind, a typical thinker outside the box. I will miss his entuziasm, personality, and I hope Apple will stay as it is now, a company we can be proud.
Note: Please watch the video, I don't choose a technical one, I sellected a human being one. Gates and Jobs are talking about each other with such grace, it is the proof that they are the greatest.
Interviw with Jobs and Gates
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What I learned from Steve Jobs
I point out just a few values Steve Jobs had and inspire not just me, but everybody who was fortunate enough to know and follow him:
- He never give up. Steve created Apple I in 1976, it was considered a "toy" for hobbies, in one year, he improved and Apple II was a PC for masses. He created Lisa in 1983, it was a great PC but expensive and hard to make a steady production if it. In just one year he improved Lisa, renamed as "Macintosh" and this was a PC which all of us loved, and he made a mass production for it.
- He encouraged us to take a risk. You cannot be a great business person if you don't have the courage to take a risk. Those are Steve's own words: “Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.”
- He was modest and humble and lived by example even when he became rich.
- He always focused on quality, not hobbies, not money, not gossip.
- He focused his business on future - yes, he was a true visionary.
- He respected the users, he never disappointed us, and helped as much as possible.
What I try to point out is that Steve was a great human being who remains as a positive example in business community.