Tuesday, August 30, 2011
There are a lot of things I could say about him. Because of this, I'm going to write two entries about him. This one is about (as alluded to by the above Eminiem video) the fact that Steve Jobs rightly deserves a giant sign above his mega-mansion that says "I told you so!"
How Jobs determined his path forward once he left his India-buddhist-sojourn only he can ever really know. But he knew it, to be sure. And he never once slowed down. The naysayers, myself included, scoffed at Apple products, but the shareholders reaped the rewards as consumers gobbled (and continue to gobble) up Apple products like candy.
We kept waiting for the man to run out of ideas, or to produce a crappy product everyone hated, but it never materialized. He departs, as Royce raps in the above video "I'll stop when I'm at the very top."
One thing we focus on here at work in regards to innovation is that an innovative idea needs a "champion" for it to survive and hopefully thrive. In that, Jobs was the ultimate champion for Apple products.
Posted by Alex Waller at 9:47 AM