Steve Jobs has been referred to as a rebel, an American icon, a leader in business. He was a perfectionist, an innovator and a visionary.
Few people make such a mark on history and have the global impact that Jobs did through his life’s work. He persisted and prevailed even when “experts” predicted many of his projects would fail. He fought against pancreatic cancer & survived a liver transplant, taking as little time away from work as possible.
As CEO of Apple, Steve earned $1.00 per year, though he held a very large number of shares. He once said that the $1 per annum he was paid by Apple was based on attending one meeting for 50 cents while the other 50 cents was based on his performance.
We often remember where we were or what we were doing when certain events have taken place. For some, it was the Moon landing, John F. Kennedy’s death, or the September 11 attacks. I’ll never forget the moment on October 5th, 2011, when I learned that Steve Jobs had passed on.
Steve’s contributions have changed how we do things in every day of our lives. The world will never be the same as his legacy carries on.
I’m not just an Apple fan, I am an admirer of Steve Jobs – the man and his tremendous character.
“We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it.” ~Steve Jobs
We should all learn something from Steve’s inspiring life and carry it into our own. His leadership style & life are worthy of striving to imitate.
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