#RIPSteveJobsPosted: October 6, 2011
Celebrating a true visionary of our generation.
By Ryan Clancy
“Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family. …We are grateful for the support and kindness of those who share our feelings for Steve. We know many of you will mourn with us, and we ask that you respect our privacy during our time of grief.”
Steve gained young fame and wealth after a few years of starting Apple when he and his co-founder Steve Wozniak and others released the Apple II series, which they personally designed, developed and marketed. The company was growing and bigger names in business were needed. Jobs would bring in John Sculley from Pepsi-Cola, who eventually led to Jobs firing in May of 1985. Due to Jobs motivation he went on to start NexT, a higher education and business computer, but it was much to expensive at the price of $6,000. He also bought a small computer graphics division of Lucasfilm Ltd. and renamed it Pixar. He then put upwards of $70 million of his own money into the company. Then in 1995 Toy Story was released. Pixar was on the map and Jobs became the highest shareholder for Disney with 7%.
Though Apple continued on without Jobs, it was falling in profit. Thus leading to Apple buying NexT, which included Steve Jobs. They then put him back in charge where his main goal obviously was to bring the company back up to its feet. NexT eventually was became Mac OS X and the company gained momentum from the introduction of iMac. Soon to follow the iPod, iTunes store, iPhone and all other products that we enjoy today.
Jobs has been a major contributor to how the world is evolving, especially in terms of communication and how we connect. The thing to be seen here is that a lot of people learned of his passing on social networks such as Twitter. This showing how truly respected and admired he was by the world.
I think President Obama has said it best, “The world has lost a visionary. And there may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of the world learned of his passing on the devices he invented.”
Steve Jobs achievements are something to admire and look to for inspiration.
“Stay hungry. Stay Foolish.”