Believe it or not, it has been two years since Steve Jobs has passed away. Those who follow the fruit company I’m sure need no introduction on who Jobs was. Those of you unaware might want to check out this movie that portrayed his life recently.
Steve was diagnosed with cancer, which he kept secret for some time. During this time he had been off an on work, and eventually stood down and reappointed Tim Cook as the new head guy to take over. Days later it was announced that Steve Jobs was terminally ill.
Steve’s work was always going to be almost impossible to replace, as his innovative ideas were what made the company what it is today and will also put Jobs in the books as one of the most influential and successful men in tech.
9to5 Mac — a blog which covers only Apple — managed to get their hands on a memoir that was sent out to the Apple employees. It reads:
Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of Steve’s death. I hope everyone will reflect on what he meant to all of us and to the world. Steve was an amazing human being and left the world a better place. I think of him often and find enormous strength in memories of his friendship, vision and leadership. He left behind a company that only he could have built and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. We will continue to honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to the work he loved so much. There is no higher tribute to his memory. I know that he would be proud of all of you.
Tim was also good friends with Steve before he died and the company had arguably been performing better after the death than before it. It wasn’t until very recently that fingers had begun pointing over the lack of new ideas coming out of the Cupertino headquarters. This is an area to keep an eye on for the rest of this year and into next year’s performance.
For now, though, let’s take a minute to remember the man who meant so much to tech space.