I think I will always remember the moment that I heard about the death of Steve Jobs. I gasped aloud so abruptly in the salon that most of the patrons turned and looked at me. My heart sank as I listened to the news anchor confirm what I didn’t want to believe. While there have been many famous deaths over the last 2-3 years, few have touched me quite like that of Steve Jobs. He was a visionary, a creative genius and his determined, eccentric personality captivated me with every story I heard.
I don’t know of a greater inventor to have died in my lifetime and his loss was felt deep inside of me, though I’ve never met him. I have been inspired by his words, his life and his perspective. I encourage you to watch his 2005 Stanford Commencement Speech. It’s phenomenal.