There’s been a massive amount of articles about Steve Jobs since his passing as we reflect on what an amazing innovative leader he was.
We offer our condolences to his wife and daughter and his entire family.
Jobs was considered by many to be the greatest corporate leader of the last half century, and indeed his numerous successes rank him alongside Ford, Disney and Edison as a giant of American business. Dallas News
I was coming back from Dallas at that time and I was reading almost every paper that wrote about him. He was brilliant at product design and marketing. If you haven’t been following his story, you should. There are very few times that we get the chance to model a master like Steve Jobs.
My connection with Jobs style of leadership is because I’m a lot like him. I’m also intense and a hard-core marketer that’s out in front being the heart and soul of the company. And I live by my values, as he did. We both had an intuitive trust, knowing that the pieces of the puzzle would come together. They did for him. They have for me.
Take this time to develop and create your own purpose and life. Go after what you believe in and have in your heart to do. Say yes and figure out how. Steve Jobs did that. I do that. You need to do that, too.
In the 2005 Stanford speech in which Jobs frankly confronted his own mortality, this man of few apologies evidenced no regrets.
“Death is very likely the single best invention of life,” [Jobs] said. “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life … have the courage to follow your own heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become.” – from the Dallas News Article
Have no regrets!