Apple lost Steve Jobs today. At the age of 56, Jobs was a visionary that built a company like Apple no one could ever imagine. In 2004, he was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his pancreas.
Throughout the years, his appearance began to show signs of fragility and thinness. Early in 2009, he took a leave of absence to treat his condition and returned later that year. On January 17th this year, announced that he would be leaving Apple. Tim Cook, who had taken his place in previous times of absences, was announced the new CEO.
Steve Jobs did more than lead Apple as its CEO. Dating back to 1976, Steve Jobs, Ronald Wayne, and Steve Wozniak founded Apple. From the earliest Macintosh computer to today's iPad tablet, Jobs was a key figure in each evolving stage. Beyond his charismatic leadership style and innovative mind, Steve Jobs showed his dedication to high-end technology when he introduced us to Apple's most popular products, like iPods and iPhones.
These devices have transformed the way we interact with digital content and created a culture around Apple. Heading one of the world's most valuable companies wasn't just a job to him. Steve Jobs always spoke with inspiration and urged his engineers that they have to love the work they do to accomplish great work.