Visionary. Genius. Artist. Leader. Smart. Passionate. Enthusiastic. Innovator. Pioneer. Revolutionary. Perfectionist. Attention to Detail. Marketing Genius…..well dictionary might run out of words to describe who Steve Jobs is. From the day he resigned as CEO of Apple, I wanted to write about him. I feel so passionate about him. I wanted to write because he will never come back to Apple and his trademark address every year at the annual Macworld conference will never be the same again and will rarely be seen in public due to his health. But, I never thought, I shall miss him forever…. :(. Yesterday I decided that tomorrow (i.e. Oct 6, 2011), I will dedicate a blog to him. But, when I woke up today morning it was a mixed feeling. RCB had won last night’s cricket match in a dramatic way by hitting last ball six and heard that Steve Jobs is dead. I felt, I lost something invaluable. Someone Priceless. You know, sometimes you feel close to a person, even though you may have never interacted or met that person. It’s strange but that’s the way it is, difficult to explain.
Steve Jobs died today (i.e. Oct 5, 2011 as per US time) and I felt a sense of vaccum. This man is a Genius. I have an Apple Mac book Pro and an iPod touch, so I know what it means to use an Apple product. Mac OS is an amazing operating system. When you buy an Apple product, you just don’t buy a product, you buy a creative piece of Art along with it. Yes it is. It’s so amazing to use an Apple Product, it’s a pleasure. He is an amazing Marketing Genius. When he was looking for a CEO for Apple, he met John Sculley (who at that time was the CEO of Pepsi). Steve looked into the eyes of John and said, “Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugar water to kids or you want to change the world.” Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, wanted to hire Steve jobs as the CEO of Google when they were looking for a CEO. He made Apple; the world’s most Valuable Company.
Tell me how many of them can say, “Consumers don’t know what is good for them, they just don’t.” Well, Steve Jobs said, “It’s not for the consumers to decide what they want.” He is always the kind of person who never accepts the things the way they are. I may not have met him personally neither seen him personally. But still I feel a sense of great loss, as if I have lost someone very close. There can only be one Steve Jobs. Thanks Steve for giving some amazing products, iMac, iPod, iPhone, iPad, iTunes. Below are some great quotes by Steve Jobs:
“No matter how smart you are, you alone cannot achieve your objectives”
“Microsoft makes third rated products; they just don’t have a taste”
“Beatles are wrong”
“If you live each day as if it was your last, then someday you will certain to be sure about it”
“The heaviness of being successful was being replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again”
His speech at Stanford in the year 2005 is regarded as one of the best inspirational speeches till date. Whenever I feel low, I listen to this, it’s an amazing speech.
Please find the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc&feature=featured
iMiss. iMourn. iSalute. iSad. I Will Miss you Steve. R.I.P.