What is the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear ‘Apple’?? If Steve Jobs or any of his product came to your head first, well then you aren’t any different than are a billion+ crowd, who would have thought the same thing.
A dreamer, a thinker and a remarkable innovator, the more you think of him, all the adjectives wouldn’t be enough, Such was the life and times of Steven Paul Jobs. He was such a fine person, even his foes and fellow competitors mourned along with friends and family. Actually, the entire world at large mourned that day. It was indeed a BIG loss to the technological world. I wouldn’t be surprised if his death anniversary would be remembered as ‘World Technology day’ or ‘World innovation day’ or something like that.
When he launched the first Apple Macintosh, he was in his Twenties. Hardly did anyone imagine at that time, Apple would spread like a virus among the people. A man of few words, Jobs, gave a new meaning to the word Imagination. With every product, he expanded the thinking and imagination of the common man. He challenged and mocked us by asking how far could we imagine, and the next product would be something more than we imagined. Just like, Issac Newton discovered the concept of gravity with the apple falling on his head, Steve Jobs, Changed the world, by his brand ‘Apple’. Clearly he can be called the ‘Newton of Apple’.
Everyone would have heard his farewell speech at Stanford, I have added the video here for the 1% who haven’t.. This speech has changed the lives of millions across the world, and is continuing to do so. It gives me goosebumps, when I hear it and believe me, I have seen this video a LOT of times. He gives us the biggest lessons of life, and inspire us to follow our heart, which is what is lacking in today’s world.
A college drop out by choice, a choice he had made as a young teenager to follow his heart, to go against the flow, and travel the path, less travelled. Today, all we see teenagers follow their heart is for their boyfriends/girlfriends! What a pity! True that most people say, Another Steve Jobs has to be born to take his place!
Words fall short at times, when you want to talk about the people who inspire you… Hundred talks to one, The world has just lost one of the best and one of the most inspirational persons to have ever lived. And I am truly and greatly honoured to have shared space with him and when I am old, I can tell my grand kids some day that, I lived in the period of the Great, Steve Jobs! May you find peace wherever you are, for you are immortal in our hearts!