Thursday, October 6, 2011

“Click. Boom. Amazing!” - Steve Jobs

It was just a casual chat with one of my co-worker. He asked me, "How much money, is enough money? Steve Jobs made billions and now he is dead. What use is the money when it couldn't save his life?" 

Well true in a way, money may not buy you everything, it may not be everything. Desires have no end but there always means to accomplish them. 

More than the wealth Steve Jobs made it’s the other aspect about this character which charms me. He was a great believer of his ideas; he was what we call a visionary. Great ideas, amazing products, designs that made customers croon about apple. Someone who made customers stay not just loyal, but if I may say - slave to apple products. 

The other facet of Steve which stands out is, he was a great fighter. I'm not just referring to his battle with cancer. He fought hard against cynics to create Apple in the first place. Then there was the episode of exiting Apple and creating Next! Then of course his return to Apple, not so pleasant time with sales going southwards.

Innovation - that's exactly what Steve redefined. His ever famous quote on innovation -“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” i-Pod, a music player that redefined the music industry, when people asked what next, it was time for i-Phone and then came i-pad. He was like a crusader of technological revolution. 

In the end as I get done with what I wanted to share about Steve Jobs, I would like to quote him for one last time tonight:

“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.” as quoted in The Wall Street Journal (Summer 1993).  

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