Normally CEOs don’t make it to celebrity status, there just aren’t that many Tony Starks in real life, and the ones that do get famous rarely receive the public love the Jobs has. In fact there has never been a CEO businessman that has ever been as publicly beloved as Steve Jobs. People will not be leaving flowers and handmade cards at windows retailers when Bill Gates passes.
And it just so happens that the world’s most celebrity status CEO happens to be one of the worlds biggest celebrities, in death at least. His passing away was really a major event which kinda surprised everyone I think. I mean people don’t pass out and girls don’t start screaming when they see Steve Jobs, but his passing has been close in scale to Michael Jackson and Princess Diana.
I think thats partly due to the fact that he was a legitimate business leader and an influential and important individual on the world stage. I can’t remember the last time both the President of the United States as well as other world leaders and the common man were making public statements about the man they revered. Without a doubt his company, Apple, and lets not forget Pixar were two companies that affected many many lives for the positive. In fact the governer of California even named a “Steve Jobs Day”. Which is quite an honor for a businessman.
I think we have lost a truly outstanding and rare individual, not many people have the impact that Jobs has had. He was a creative and business genius that really had no equal. But it’s important to remember he was also a regular human being and had flaws in his personal life that reflect that. Let’s not remember Steve Jobs as some kind of saint, but the business and creative titan that he was.
BTW if you haven’t seen Jobs graduation address at Stanford on Youtube, go do that now. It is an amazing and inspiring speech.
In regards to Steve’s death, there was no autopsy report, it was well known he suffered from pancreatic cancer. He was diagnosed in 2003 with a rare form of it, and underwent a liver transplant operation.
He was buried on Oct. 7 at the age of 56 in Santa Clara after a private funeral. He was said to be surrounded by friends and family.
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