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Steve Jobs…What Has He Ever Done for Us?

It’s an inevitable but brutal day for the family of Steve Jobs, his friends and the Company.

Life though will go on.

Only time will truly put the great run of Steve Jobs and $AAPL in perspective.

Monty Python sums up how time plays a role in this with one of their most classic and brilliant skits:

Steve Jobs is ‘The Roman Empire’ of the tech industry. Steve will go down as the greatest CEO in history. I love this post from Vic Gundora of $GOOG which captures why people are fascinated by Steve. He sums up great CEO’s:

CEOs should care about details. Even shades of yellow. On a Sunday.

Tom Anderson nails home my hopes for Apple.

Maybe the greatest accomplishment any leader can hope for is that the team, organization or business he built can continue & prosper without him once he’s gone.

I believe Apple will thrive going forward. As John Gruber says on his cool blog…’Jobs’s greatest creation isn’t any Apple product. It is Apple itself.’

I will buy the dip if we get one big enough.

  • Anonymous

    If we’re going to get our hands dirty and talk money, then OK: I am long Apple :-)

    • http://www.howardlindzon.com howardlindzon

      what an amazing company

      • http://twitter.com/EddieDaRoza Eddie Daroza

        The guy is Thomas Edison, Jack Welch, and Elvis in one person. Just mind blowing to think about his impact. 

        • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7W3IT3JYTKGFC43WRPDRWALBJ4 Daddy Got A Gun

          +1 Eddie Daroza.    America’s future is less bright without him leading Apple.  

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  • Anonymous

    His persistence is his most underrated quality. He could have easily packed it in 15 years ago.

    Lucky us.

    • Eddiedaroza

      Well he’s a leader. Leaders don’t pack it in

  • Greg

    Apple wasn’t built in a day that’s for sure.  I think it took longer than the Roman empire, but it all worked out. That’s the drawback of having such a distant vision of the future consumer that doesn’t exist yet.
    Bill Gates did too, but it was more near-term and confined to personal computer needs I guess you’d call it. What would be hard to find in the markets right now is the next Apple.  It’s probably not there.  Maybe it’s still Apple?  Who knows?  Hopefully they can quell any uncertainty over time as new products roll out.

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