small business lessons from steve jobs

Steve Jobs is Dead! Rest in Peace Steve, you made an Impact

I woke this morning to hear that Steve Jobs is Dead. Steve Jobs, co-founder and former CEO of Apple and Pixar Animations, died on Wednesday October 5 at age 56, after a battle with pancreatic cancer and other health issues. He will be missed all over the world.

Steve Jobs is Dead

Steve Jobs is Dead. Read in Peace Steve!!!

In the days ahead, I will be publishing two articles based on Steve Jobs life and accomplishments; one will be written from the scratch and the other will be published verbatim.

  1. The first one will be title 4 Small Business Lessons from Steve Jobs
  2. The 2nd will be his famous 2005 Stanford University commencement speech

I honestly, truly admire Steve Jobs not because I have used any of Apple Products but because I have read a lot about him and I have watched from afar as he turned customers into loyal brand ambassadors. This guy will be fondly missed by all. I know he definitely had some shortcomings but guess what? His good deeds at Apple will over shadow all that for many years to come. I can’t wait to read his auto-biography that is due to be published later in 2011.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do,” he told the Stanford grads in 2005.

“If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”

 No doubt Steve Jobs is Dead but his memory lives on!

In a statement, Steve Jobs’s family revealed that the visionary leader of Apple died peacefully.

The complete statement from his family is included below:

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“Steve died peacefully today surrounded by his family.

In his public life, Steve was known as a visionary; in his private life, he cherished his family. We are thankful to the many people who have shared their wishes and prayers during the last year of Steve’s illness; a website will be provided for those who wish to offer tributes and memories.

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.”

Yes the end has come for Steve but you are alive today, won’t you just make up your mind to make an impact! What change/sacrifice are you willing to make to get to the next level?

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If you would like to share your thoughts, memories, and condolences, please email rememberingsteve@apple.com