“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.” [The Wall Street Journal, May 25, 1993]
Today we have lost one of the most influential, insightful, brilliant thinkers of our century. Steve Jobs has passed, at the age of 56, and the world will forever be at a deficit. Not only did he create life altering products – computers, phones, music engines – he changed the way we think. He brought so much passion to his work, and his ideas, and inspired so many people.
In a commencement speech he gave at Stanford, he once said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
There is no way around it – today, we have lost someone great.