It was only a 42 days ago when Steve Jobs retired as CEO of Apple due to health concerns. Today Apple announced that he passed away at the age of 56. He was probably the most brilliant CEO of this generation as he led Apple from near bankrupt company to the largest company in the United States. Apple made the following statement:
“Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. The world is immeasurably better because of Steve.”
I know many of our readers are not fans of Apple in general, but nobody can argue what Jobs did for Apple. After Jobs retired, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt said, “Steve Jobs is the most successful CEO in the U.S. of the last 25 years. He uniquely combined an artists touch and an engineers vision to build an extraordinary company… one of the greatest American leaders in history.”
Android might not be what it is today if it weren’t for the iPhone. Apple may have fallen behind, but just a few years ago they were a leader, and it’s to the credit of Steve Jobs. We will all miss him dearly.