This week, the world lost one of the greatest game changers of all time: Steve Jobs.
Jobs didn’t just make iPods. He was an inspiration on both a personal and professional level to me and many others. People feel a deep and very real emotional connection to Jobs – something you don’t see with many public figures.
For those of us who witnessed the progression of Apple as a company, Jobs’ legacy takes on even more meaning. We saw the ups and downs in the tech world, with giants like Microsoft and IBM trying to smother the struggling Apple. We saw an underdog transform itself into the market leader – all as a result of the inspiration (and perspiration) of one man.
Jobs’ difference was his attention to design and simplicity. He took what was complex, and reduced it to its purest form, the simplest it could possibly be. That is a beautiful thing.
It's only appropriate that the first post on my new blog pay tribute to someone who had a big role in inspiring its creation. Here’s a clip of a presentation I gave on March 30, 2011 in Boston, starting with the story of a man whose name has become synonymous with innovation. THIS is how I remember Steve Jobs: