He was number one on my bucket list and he someone I don't think a week went by without me mentioning him in conversation or thinking about how I could learn more from the way he operated.

His book was on my bedside table alongside a book written about how he presents to an audience and engages them like no other.

My bucket list had him down as the person I would most like to do work experience for. Sadly, this will never happen.
Steve Jobs, we will always remember you

Steve Jobs, the co-founder and former CEO of Apple, is among the greatest CEO's of his generation. He died yesterday, only 56 years old. It is indeed a sad day for anyone who was inspired by him or who knew him. After years of a highly publicised battle with cancer and other health issues, he stepped down as CEO of Apple in August and handed the reigns to his right hand man, Tim Cook. I was sad that day and even sadder today. Why? Because he inspired me more than any other businessman of his generation. I held on to his every word in every presentation I could possibly get a hold of. I read feverishly any story that was written about him. I wanted to know more, just like millions of others. I won't remember him for the iphone or ipad. I will remember him for the way he was able to touch me and the people around me with his passion for innovation.

This sad story reminds the world that no amount of money can buy you good health. This man had the admiration of the world-over and more money than he could ever spend in his lifetime or that of his childrens - but he could not buy good health. No-one can. Not Kerry Packer. Not Steve Jobs.

RIP Steve Jobs. Thank you for what you did in business and for the community. For inspiring us. We love you and will always remember you.
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Mellissah Smith

Mellissah Smith is a marketing expert with more than 20 years experience. Having founded and built two successful marketing companies internationally, she is well recognized as a industry thought leader and innovator. Mellissah started her career working with technology and professional services firms, primarily in marketing, public relations and investor relations, positioning a number of successful companies to list on the various Stock Exchanges around the world. She is a writer, technology developer and entrepreneur who shares her thoughts and experiences through blogs and written articles published in various media outlets. Brag sheet: #2 marketer to follow on Twitter (2003), Top 150 Marketers to Follow (2015), Top 10 innovative marketers (2014), 60K+ followers on Twitter with 97% authentic.

3 comments

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    business loans
    14/10/11

    People deserve good life and loans or just sba loan would make it much better. Because people's freedom is based on money.

  • Vib
    Vib
    13/10/11

    Steve Jobs is an inspiration to all of us. I read an article about him and its a very interesting read.

    Born to syrian father and german-american mother, he was adopted and never met his real father. When his father realised his son was steve jobs, he was afraid to contact him as he felt steve may feel he's after his money.

    He called hp to get spare parts for a school project and they offered him a summer job.

    He dropped out of college and he was no student at an IVY league college which is the most inspiring for me. It just adds substance to the fact that you can be successful regardless of your grades or which university you studied at. If you work hard you can do anything.

    Money isn't everything, true. Bob Marley's last words to his son were "money can't buy life".

    He completely revolutionalised the way people work. Everyone has an iphone, ipad, ipod etc...

    I personally don't idolise people or want to emulate anyone as I think everyone is different and I'll do it my own way but I really respect and admire what Steve Jobs achieved

  • Nicholas
    Nicholas
    05/10/11

    People sometimes have goals in life. Steve Jobs did qn excellent job and simply exceeded every goal he ever challenge for himself. R.I.P Steve Jobs

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