Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

The world is somber in the wake of Steve Jobs’s passing last night. Jobs had a rare form of pancreatic cancer, which is thought to be the cause of death.

Jobs once said, “We’re born, we live for a brief instant, and we die. It’s been happening for a long time. Technology is not changing it much, if at all.” In Jobs’s brief instant, he created an internationally renowned brand for which he will go down in history.

Yahoo! Finance economics editor Daniel Gross wrote, “Under Jobs, Apple simply created a bunch of really cool products that people decided they needed to have. And have again.”

Jim Corrigan, author of Business Leaders: Steve Jobs, wrote, “His remarkable accomplishments have earned Steve Jobs a place among America’s premier business leaders.”

International leaders the world over have lamented the death of one of the brightest men of our day. “Steve Jobs transformed the way we work and play,” British Prime Minister David Cameron said. French President Nicolas Sarkozy acknowledged, “As inspired as he was inspiring, Steve Jobs will remain one of the great figures of our time.”

But no eulogy can be more striking than that of’s:

Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple.

Adrianne Loggins
Associate Editor

For more information about Steve Jobs, check out  Business Leaders: Steve Jobs by Jim Corrigan, a Morgan Reynolds title. (ISBN 9781599350769)

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