Steve Jobs - Iconic Innovator and Visionary (1955 - 2011)

Posted on October 6, 2011 by
Steve Jobs - Iconic Innovator and Visionary (1955 - 2011)

Steve Jobs was an iconic innovator and visionary. He was at the helm of the company that created the first personal computer, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. Jobs co-founded Apple Inc. and was the former CEO of the company. Steve Jobs passed away on October 5, 2011 due to cancer. This is a sad moment in time and the end of an era.

Apple was founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak among others. Jobs was ousted from Apple in 1985 and went on to found NeXT. Following that Steve Jobs acquired what later became known as Pixar, which became extremely successful with the theatrical release of Toy Story. Jobs was later asked back as interim CEO of Apple after NeXT was acquired. In the years that followed, Jobs officialy became CEO of Apple again and brought the company back into the limelight with the iMac, iPod, iPhone and iPad. Steve Jobs ushered in a new way to look at the esthetics of products with sleek and appealing designs for tech devices. The iPod, in its various incarnations, has reached almost 300 million people as of December 2010 and changed the way we listen to music. That is just one of the many technological innovations - thanks in part to Steve Jobs.

Throughout the decades, Jobs has made a profound impact on the world and has changed the world in which we live. Let us remember how Steve Jobs lived and what he lived by:

"You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Dont settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle." -Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs' 2005 Stanford Commencement Address