Yesterday, October 5, marked the one year anniversary of the death of Steve Jobs. It really just feels like yesterday we mourned the loss of one of the greatest innovators of our time. Jobs left an imprint on so many of our lives that is forever unforgettable. Bigger than just the iPhone or the MacBook, Jobs had a true passion for his craft and a love for his customers. I remember when my dad got an actual email from him once after he shot him a message with a question about his laptop. I think it made his entire life.
Time goes on, and Apple continue to put new products on the market under Jobs' successor Tim Cook. However, no one will ever be able to completely replace Steve Jobs.
This morning, let's remember Apple's co-founder and his legacy with these 5 inspiring Steve Jobs quotes:
1. "I think death is the most wonderful invention of life. It purges the system of these old models that are obsolete." -- From the 1985 edition of Playboy
2. "I'm actually as proud of the things we haven't done as the things I have done. Innovation is saying no to 1,000 things." -- At the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in May 1997
3. "My model for business is the Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other's kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other, and the total was greater than the sum of the parts. That's how I see business: Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people." -- From 60 Minutes in 2003
4. "Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in live. Because almost everything -- all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure -- these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important." -- From his Stanford University commencement speech in June 2005.
5. "Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn't matter to me ... Going to bed at night saying we've done something wonderful ... that's what matters to me." -- From an interview in The Wall Street Journal in 1993
What do you remember about Steve Jobs?
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