It has been a decade since we lost Steve Jobs to pancreatic cancer. He was the modern-day Einstein or Tesla of our generation. And we miss him.
Apple marked the tenth anniversary of his passing with a tribute on the Apple website. Apple’s current CEO Tim Cook also sent a company-wide memo to commemorate the company’s late co-founder.
Everyone from Bill Gates to President Obama commemorated Steve’s legacy. Artists, politicians, business people, journalists, and fans alike all felt the earth shake.
During his lifetime Jobs introduced some of the most innovative technology products ever created. He built the first personal computers. And revolutionized consumer products by creating the Mac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad.
He is also credited with starting Pixar where he built the first computerized animation studio. And eventually sold it to Disney. Which was a deal that resulted in Steve becoming the largest shareholder of Disney.
But first Steve Jobs founded Apple. And he was able to create computers and phones that ultimately fit in your hand or in your watch. But there was also conflict and Jobs walked away from Apple a billionaire. Years later he was destined to return to the company and totally rebuild it.