I was sad to just learn that the founder and chairman of Apple, Steve Jobs had died. Steve Jobs was the legendary entrepreneur who created Apple computer and took a startup company and made it the largest company in the United States at one point. Jobs was able to completely revolutionize the technology industry.
Jobs changed the face of an industry with his visionary decision matching and track record for creating products that the public just wanted. He was not always the first to market with a product but could totally recreate a market by making his products cooler than other companies.
Everyone wanted the iPod because it was just cooler than the Zune. iMac’s are cooler than any HP or Dell laptop that you can buy and the iPhone is cooler than every other smartphone on the market. Jobs made a lot of early Apple investors millionaires by taking a stock that was virtually worthless when he was let go into the $400 range. He created Apple and saved the company when it was on the brink of going under in the late 90’s.
Jobs also created Pixar and turned that company into a force in the motion picture industry. He had a talent for being able to create something great out of nothing. Jobs basically created the home computer industry. He is probably the best entrepreneur of the last twenty five years.
Jobs overcame a lot to reach the status that he achieved. He was an orphan in his early years and was raised by his adoptive parents. He had been battling pancreatic cancer for years and his appearance changed noticeably. This never stopped him from developing some of the best products that the world has ever seen. Steve Jobs was and will always be the reason why Apple Inc. became such a dominant force in the world of technology.