Steve Jobs' Inspiring Speech
Whether they knew him personally or not, Steve Jobs was an inspiration to people all over the world. This 2005 commencement speech is one example — some say the quintessential example — of his ability to inspire a crowd and share wisdom with humility. In it he talks about getting fired from Apple in 1985, life and death. Now, following his death, this speech takes on an even deeper meaning.
The passing of Apple's Founder and recently retired CEO Steve Jobs was announced Wednesday afternoon with a simple statement that eloquently honored the innovative leader. The company also changed their homepage at Apple.com in memoriam to the visionary.
We are deeply saddened to announce that Steve Jobs passed away today.
Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.
His greatest love was for his wife, Laurene, and his family. Our hearts go out to them and to all who were touched by his extraordinary gifts.
Current CEO Tim Cook sent an email to all of Apple's employees to express his thoughts and provide an email address where memories and condolences could be sent.
Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing
human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple...
No words can adequately express our sadness at Steve’s death or our gratitude for the opportunity to work with him. We will honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to continuing the work he loved so much.
A celebration of Steve’s extraordinary life will be planned. For now, employees are encouraged to share their thoughts, memories and condolences by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout the Internet tech and news sites are posting obituaries and sharing memories. We wanted to offer this page as a place to remember Steve Jobs and share links to additional news articles on his passing.