Steve Jobs Legacy – Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish!

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If you live each day as it is your last, one day you’ll most certainly be right.

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When Steve Jobs must have read this on Wednesday, as part of his everyday ritual, little would he have known that today is the day. So strongly ingrained was the concept of carpediem, of seizing the day, in him that he continued to provide one amazing product after another and created a “ding in the universe” like he planned to.

We, at OnlineDegreeTalk pay a tribute to him and show how he was an inspiration for us all.

The Man

Steve was an icon. Not many CEO’s or founders have the charisma that Steve Jobs had, to the extent that his name became synonymous to Apple’s. Clad in a black t-shirt and jeans, he epitomized the sleek elegant simplicity that is Apple. When he resigned it was as if Apple was finished, when he died it was like it was the death of a whole era. From his hallmark presentations to his commencement address at Stanford to his resignation address, Steve spoke from his heart and talked his walk. His presentation and his Stanford address in particular, are a valuable asset to everyone at how effectively one can communicate ones message through simple design and anecdotes.

Steve Jobs iconic speech at Stanford University

The Work

Apple, Inc., Steve’s brainchild is the story of having faith in your convictions and going with what makes sense to you, regardless of what others say. With each new product, Apple created a revolution. Mac revolutionized the way people look at computers and technology that resulted in a boom in the field of technology. iPhone transformed communication; iPhone apps are a favorite tool for online students. iPod introduced us to the wonderful world of pod casts. Online instructors quickly jumped on the bandwagon and used pod casting for e-learning.

Personally we feel that the iPad was his masterpiece, probably because through Online Degree Talk we have seen how the iPad took the concept of distance learning to an all new level and allowed people to literally take their university with them everywhere. With the convenience of iPad Steve made it possible for people to earn their degrees online anywhere, at any time.

The Legacy

Steve’s legacy goes beyond the products that he created. He was able to inspire people to have faith, to not settle for work that doesn’t move them and most importantly to be themselves.

Thank you, Steve Jobs for showing us how to “Stay Hungry and Stay Foolish”. You will be missed.

How did Steve Jobs help you improve your life? Share your thoughts about Steve, Apple innovations & master products in the comments section below or let us know through your tweets or Facebook feeds.

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Kelly Gibson is the official spokesperson for onlinedegreetalk.org, where she frequently writes as well. When she’s not busy reading about the latest trends in online education, she loves horse riding and going for the occasional swim. Check out her blog OnlineDegreeTalk.org – which aims to assist you in your journey towards online education.

    20 Responses to “Steve Jobs Legacy – Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish!”

  1. Henry John says:

    Steve Jobs was a hero, a living legend who would never die. R.I.P Steve, you are the biggest innovator & a mentor for many like me.

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    admin Reply:

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Steve Jobs with your fellow blog readers.

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  2. Neville Brennaman says:

    What a terrible day it was for the world yesterday. Such a great loss. You will be missed Steve.

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  3. Brendan Benware says:

    RIP Steve Jobs.

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  4. Elizabeth Parker says:

    RIP Steve Jobs. This world has lost a visionary.

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  5. Dalton Trest says:

    Steve Jobs was an amazing human and the world will miss him so much.

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  6. Edgar Byther says:

    I bet Steve was disappointed that the iPhone 5 didn’t come out. I am not saying its why he died I am just saying I bet it was a huge disappointment for him too.

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  7. Danielle Smith says:

    RIP Steve Jobs.

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  8. Tuan Sefton says:

    Steve Jobs should be considered in the ranks of Martin Luther King and Churchill.
    RIP Steve Jobs.

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  9. Noah Calwell says:

    Steve Jobs was an amazing person and the world will miss him so much.

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  10. Marhta Kudley says:

    Steve Jobs will be remembered for being the best CEO in the world.

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  11. Dave Cash says:

    So, farewell then Steve Jobs. You were the Apple of many an eye. His death didn’t come as a surprise but the reality has still shocked many, going from the heartfelt tributes evident on many blogs and websites. What stays with me most about him is what he said, like others, you have to love what you do. That’s what I’ll remember about him.

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  12. Mahesh says:

    An innovator like Steve Jobs would never die, he’s just gone somewhere to put some amazing things in front of the people of the world.

    RIP !

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    admin Reply:

    Thanks Mahesh for stopping by and sharing your thoughts, you’ve rightly put it.

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  13. Ryker says:

    Rest in Peace Steve Jobs, you will be missed dearly =(

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  14. Hi All,

    A lot has been written about Steve Jobs in the past three days since his passing.
    For me, what inspired me most was his 2005 Standford university speech. “Don`t settle, be foolish”, “Make every day count”, ” If you don`t love what you do all day, then you need to change your life”. These were the keywords which put a lot of things into perspective in my life (and I guess in the life of lots of people out there).
    The songs “Perfect Day” has been hugely inspired by Steve’s speech and I would like to share the video clip with all of you as a reminder of what counts most in life: follow your heart and make every day count, make every day your “Perfect Day”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rtmw857B2to

    Thanks and all the best for you!
    Cheers,
    Philippe Belraux

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    admin Reply:

    Thanks for the message Philips, Steve Jobs was a visionary and one of the most inspirational figures. He inspired people to work hard & he himself was a living proof to it.

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  15. Thomas James says:

    Steve jobs is one of the main reason you can read this post from the computer screen, RIP Steve

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    admin Reply:

    This is so true Thomas, Steve Jobs contributions to technology is countless & that affects so many lives globally.

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  16. Brian says:

    RIP Steve jobs :(

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