Today the world mourns the loss of Steve Jobs. He was the visionary of all visionaries, the greatest business mind the world has ever known and the Thomas Edison of this century. Steve Jobs is one of the few men throughout history who will not only be remembered in his own time, but whose impact will be felt for generations to come. Steve Jobs fundamentally changed the way we interact with, and comprehend technology. Steve Jobs changed the world.
Not only did he change the world as we know it, he is the perfect example of capitalism at its finest. Steve Jobs was never given anything. Two blue-collar middle class parents adopted Steve; he did not come from wealth by any stretch of the imagination. Jobs went on to defy the mainstream and drop out of college to eagerly pursue his own passions. Jobs would go on to sell his VW van for $1000 dollars so he could build his first circuit board in his parent’s garage, the rest his history.
Steve Jobs followed his heart, took risk, pursued his passion, believed in his own innovativeness and refused to accept failure. A blue-collar college drop out built one of the worlds most profitable corporations in less than thirty years. What started in his parent’s garage would go on to be the most revered company of our time. Truly, Steve Jobs will be an inspiration to countless innovators and entrepreneurs for generations to come. If ever there was an argument for American Capitalism Steve Jobs is it, he is the embodiment of the American dream.
I was planning on posting about the Legislation behind the new banking fees today, and why we should blame congress not the banking industry. However that will have to wait, as I felt compelled to discuss Steve.