An apple a day keeps the doctor away didn't work for Steve Jobs, Apple genius and former CEO, who died yesterday, after a long battle with cancer. I'd like to take a moment to thank a man who changed the face of the world and how we interconnect.
I work on a Macbook Pro daily, and as an active member of the blogosphere I see iphones and ipads at every event. Steve Jobs has truly made my life and work easier and more pleasurable! But it's his words I admire as much as, if not more than his creations.
He left us with stunning technological advances and some pretty great quotes, too. If you're not familiar with his life philosophies, now might be an opportune time to check out his writing.
by Steve Jobs, produced by Stanford University and available on TED.com
"Your time is limited so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary."
“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life,” he said. “Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure — these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important.”
Stanford Commencement Speech
How 'bout them apples. Thank you Steve Jobs for leaving the world a legacy through your works and words. We're sorry to lose you at 56.