Steve Jobs Legacy – Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish!
October 6th, 2011, Kelly Gibson
“If you live each day as it is your last, one day you’ll most certainly be right.”
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.
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
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.
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.
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