Remembering Steve Jobs

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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.”

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5 Comments
  • Sandy Gilmore
    Posted at 13:22h, 06 October

    One of the best tributes on Steve Jobs that I have read. Thank you.

  • Jason Rigby
    Posted at 16:45h, 06 October

    Jobs innovations such as the iPhone have brought a whole new aspect to the communications field. His legacy will be remebered in many different aspects.

    • GillespieHall
      Posted at 17:10h, 06 October

      Steve’s legacy is enormous. His grandchildren’s children will continue to be beneficiaries of his brilliance.

  • Steve Riley
    Posted at 18:53h, 06 October

    Steve Jobs was the ultimate example of Jobs Creation.

    Referencing and excerpting from his 2005 commencement speech at Stanford was appropriate, inspirational and humbling.

    Imagine if we could all live our lives as fully as he did.

  • Karen James
    Posted at 20:18h, 06 October

    What a creative genius and risk-taker the world has lost. His legacy for how the world communicates is unprecedented.

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