The reports, articles, blog posts and books will continue for many years to come with respect and admiration for an amazing man, Steve Jobs. Unlike many, Steve Jobs was revered as much in life as he has been in death. Acknowledged as a technological genius, Steve Jobs was that and so much more as seen by the outpouring of public comments since his death last month:
“brilliance, passion and energy
revered as a hero
visionary and creative genius
an amazing human being
a dear friend
an inspiring mentor
imagination and determination
a creative genius
a dynamic and fearless competitor, collaborator, and friend
an iconic legend
a visionary leader”
Bob Iger, chief executive of Walt Disney, said: ‘Steve Jobs was a great friend as well as a trusted advisor. His legacy will extend far beyond the products he created or the businesses he built. It will be the millions of people he inspired, the lives he changed, and the culture he defined. Steve was such an ‘original,’ with a thoroughly creative, imaginative mind that defined an era. Despite all he accomplished, it feels like he was just getting started.’
Michael Dell, chief executive of Dell Inc, pictured right, said: ‘Today the world lost a visionary leader, the technology industry lost an iconic legend and I lost a friend and fellow founder. The legacy of Steve Jobs will be remembered for generations to come.’
There will be few who are not aware of Steve Jobs as his personal brand was easily established with a consistent, straight forward, authentic and genuine persona. He was clear and concise; generating answers and not questions. Although protective of family privacy, he willing shared his own personal experiences if he felt it would help to inspire others.
The following articles provide memorable words from a man with an instantly recognizable personal brand that will remain a part of history and live on to inspire generations.
Canadian Business, Interactive: Wise words from Steve Jobs
‘You’ve got to find what you love,’ Jobs says, “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”.
Thank you Steve Jobs, rest in peace