(The Hosting News) – Steve Jobs was an icon, not only for the users of his products, but for the world. When it was revealed that the Apple founder had passed away just yesterday, it became clear that the world had witnessed something rare – a true visionary.
Since he returned to Apple as CEO in the 1990s, Job’s creative genius saw the introduction of products including the iPhone, iPad, iMac, and more. Whether you’re a user of those products, or simply have visited an Apple store, it’s true that Job’s legacy has affected you in some regard.
However, Job’s start with Apple began much earlier when he formed the company with business partner and computer engineer Steve Wozniak in 1976. By 1984, Apple had introduced Macintosh – its popular computer brand that revolutionized the early era of personal computing.
Despite having founded Apple, Jobs was fired from his spot as Apple director in 1985. However, by the mid-1990s, Apple, as a company, was fading.
Jobs returned and his last tenure with the company became one of the greatest business leadership reigns in the history of mankind. He was able to reinvigorate the company, turning into the goliath it is today.
Commenting in a commencement address to Standford University in 2005, Jobs stated, “Again, you can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards.”
“So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life,” he continued.
Steve Jobs will truly be missed, but his great legacy will, without a doubt, be continued by the company he worked so hard to create.