Watch Steve’s 2005 Commencement Address at Stanford University where he tells 3 stories about his life http://youtu.be/UF8uR6Z6KLc.
Even though he was plagued with health problems, he never stopped persevering. His devotion to innovation resuscitated Apple. He helped reinvent the music business, the smart-phone business and the movie business. He was instrumental in pioneering my iPad, a gadget that I personally cannot live without.
Here’s a video of Steve discussing the transformation of the music industry http://youtu.be/kN0SVBCJqLs
His company’s integrated digital lifestyle strategy continuously generated robust financial and stock performance. His strategies allowed Apple to defy the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. As consumer spending retrenched, Apple’s stock price, revenues, market share and profits continued to soar.
He earned the coveted CEO of the decade award from Fortune Magazine. His company earned Business Week’s “Most Innovative Company” award two years in a row. Steve used his creativity and entrepreneurial capital to catapult Apple to one of the most admired brands in the world.
He relentlessly spear-headed the introduction of new products and services. He leveraged his drive, integrity, wisdom and experience to produce products and services that his customers were willing to wait in line for. He accomplished in his short 56 years, exponentially more than any other CEO in the world.
We will never find another Steve-you were our inspiration!
The world will miss you-Veni, Vidi, Vici! “Stay Hungry-Stay Foolish.”
Thank God you we had you in our lives! You made the world a better place.
Our prayers are with your wife and children.
There is a diamond and ruby encrusted throne waiting for you in Heaven Steve. You did the best you could with what you had and that’s all the big guy upstairs expects of anyone! God Bless You!!
- Statement by Apple’s Board of Directors On The Death Of Steve Jobs (techcrunch.com)
- Tributes for Apple ‘visionary’ Steve Jobs (availableworld.wordpress.com)
- Steve Jobs…Inspirational! (iamdollywilliams.wordpress.com)