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Godspeed Mr. Jobs

Written By Brian Hicks

Posted January 15, 2009




When it comes to taste in all thing digital, Steve Jobs is a man with an uncanny knack for the pulse of consumers everywhere. Without him it’s hard to imagine exactly what the tech sector would look like.

That’s how good he is.

That is a simple fact not lost on Apple investors these days or for that matter Microsoft’s Bill Gates. He’s known all about Steve for some time now.

Speaking before the "All Things Digital" conference in 2007, PC Guy had this to say to about Mac: "I would give a lot to have Steve’s tastes. He has an intuitive taste for both people and products that is very hard for me to explain."

Jobs according to Gates somehow has "it"—something few people can ever explain or better yet achieve.

And the cold hard truth is it can’t be bottled or entirely reproduced, proving once again that even in giant companies people matter.

That has made Steve Jobs nothing less than a rock star in the world of CEO’s.

So when Steve Jobs loses some weight or god forbid has another brush with cancer, the prospect of it all weighs heavily on the company he founded. And fair or not, Apple investors have suddenly found themselves poorer because of it.

But that’s life—-which, by the way, Steve Jobs understands better than most.

Not surprisingly, he gets that too.

This is one of the best commencement speeches I have ever heard.

Godspeed Mr. Jobs.