It was Dussehra morning and like every morning i opened my Facebook account. i was expecting that there would be Dussehra fever all over Facebook. But i was shocked!!! Someone had shared a photo of Steve Jobs with the tagline RIP 1955 - 2011. Below that post there were many other posts confirming that it was not a rumor.The Apple's i was no more. He was gone just a day after Apple launched i phone 4S. No doubt he was the greatest inventor and visionary of our times. Steve was the one who gave a new meaning to word Apple other than a fruit. He was the one who a great inventor as well as a great businessmen. Steve left the world very early. Steve’s death is a big loss for the world of technology. i wonder what and how many more he would have given to us. He not only gave birth to Apple, but also Next(later Apple bought it) and Pixar(it was sold to Disney).
Many have criticized that Steve as well as Apple that their products were not used by the common man. But i think Apple was a trendsetter in the world of technology.All products brought by Apple were not the first in their respective categories, but whenever apple launched the product, they just redefined the product and set a trend in the market. Once Apple launched an innovative product, the other companies followed at cheaper prices. But no one has reached the level of perfection that of Apple.
- Apple launched the i pod (making the walkmans useless) which changed the way we listened songs.
- Apple launched i phone and later many companies brought their touch or smart phones.
- And last year Apple launched i pad and we are now flooded with tablets.
Steve was not only popular for his intelligence, but for his simplicity too. He was often seen wearing jeans a black T-shirt at the launch of his products. i don’t think there are many CEOs who attend a press conference in such an outfit.
A college dropout, Steve Jobs was invited for a speech at Stanford University and his speech is one of the most inspirational speeches i’ve ever read/listened. A few quotes that I have extracted from the speech are -
“You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.”
“If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you'll most certainly be right."
“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life.”
“Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
And my favorite one which I think was Steve’s mantra of life “Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish”
Do read/watch the full speech click on the below link -