“Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish” Steve Jobs ended his speech in 2005, Stanford University, one of the most inspiring speeches and energetic that have been lately said (without forgetting the talk given by Randy Pausch on the Oprah Winfrey show, required listening http://bit.ly/1J2zdH).
Steve Jobs multifaceted and controversial, might like more or less, but it certainly was one of the most creative minds, insatiable of knowledge and a tenacious worker who did not let mitigate because of difficult situations, for example, just to mention the setting up of the company Pixar after getting fired from Apple, a firm of which he was co-founder.
Successful man, personal and professional career was characterized by health problems. In 2004 he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which succeded by current treatments (and presumably with a lot of faith in life and continue to fight to live, sometimes the best remedy). In 2009, Mr. Jobs announced that suffered from a hormonal imbalance and thus, he would be absent from his duties at Apple. Furthermore, this was followed by a liver transplant in 2011, and back again.
So, in the morning 6th of October, it has been announced his death at age 56 without clarifying the cause, although maybe cancer has something to do.
And, to end this brief post, just some words of Steve Jobs who enjoyed work in an insatiable way and an illusion, both very contagious:
“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do”.
As Tim Cook, Jobs’s successor notified employees this past Wednesday: “Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple”
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