On Wednesday, one of the truly visionary people of our time lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. Steve Jobs passed away aged 56. Rest in peace Steve.
I once had the honour of sitting next to Steve at a dinner. He had recently invested in Pixar and was enthusiastically looking forward to a new challenge rather than bemoaning the woes of Apple. I learnt a big lesson about taking opportunities by the scruff of the neck and leading the charge from the front and I thank Steve for inspiring me to succeed.
As you can imagine, since his passing, I have watched the news and read many articles about Steve and his fantastic contributions to our society. All the tributes added together could not add up to the impact he made during his life.
This morning however, I read a short article in “The Onion” entitled “Last American Who Knew What The Fuck He Was Doing Dies” and, aside from the profanity, couldn’t help but agree with the sentiments raised. When you have the leader of the free world, President Barack Obama saying that if anyone could fill the void left by Jobs it would probably be himself, but at this point he honestly doesn’t have the slightest notion what he’s doing anymore, I feel that it is time to start worrying!