February 24, 1955 – October 5, 2011
And no, we don’t know where it will lead. We just know there’s something much bigger than any of us here. – Steve Jobs
I know its not “new” news, but I am sure you all have heard about the passing of Steve Jobs. You know, Steve Jobs, co-founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Apple Inc. He was also was co-founder and previously served as chief executive of a small time production company named Pixar Animation Studios; and he served on the of the board of directors of the Walt Disney Company in 2006. This is by no means an exhaustive list of his accomplishments, I don’t think I have enough room for that.
What a sad day, to say the least, I am sure that there were still endless possibilities to what this man could have created.
Being an inventor myself (have you seen my kids belts), I truly have an appreciation for Jobs’ work. His dedication to his products and his dream is the stuff they make movies about.
I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance. – Steve Jobs
The “i” products alone are a huge contribution to they way we all live and work today. Personally, I own a Mac computer and an iPhone and I’m sure all of you out there know at least one person with an iPod, iPad, iPhone, or MacBook. Whether you are a PC person or an Apple person, we all still have to recognize that he was a force and will truly live on through his inventions.
To read his story and to hear he went from building computers in his garage, to what Apple has become today is very encouraging for me as an inventor who started making Dapper Snappers out of my home. One day I can be that big… will be that big… Dapper Snappers will be on everyone’s tongues. Not literally on their tongues, I’m speaking figuratively of course because that would just be weird.
Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me. – Steve Jobs