06 Oct Remembering Steve Jobs
GillespieHall joins millions of people worldwide in celebrating the life and mourning the death of Steve Jobs. In addition to being remembered as perhaps the greatest technological innovator of his day, Jobs will no doubt be remembered for his genius in creating beautifully designed products and knowing exactly how to market them. Apple’s new product launches became huge events under Jobs’ leadership. Even though he wasn’t there on Tuesday to introduce the iPhone 4S, his imprint was all over the event.
President Obama was among those who noted Jobs’ passing, saying “Steve was among the greatest of American innovators – brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world, and talented enough to do it.” Click here to read more reactions to his death. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page and view Jobs’ 2005 commencement speech at Stanford University – it’s widely believed to be one of the best commencement speeches in recent memory. In it, Jobs reminded the new graduates that they won’t live forever, and to make the most of their time.
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”