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Old Oct 6th 2011, 12:53 am
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 12:57 am
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Aww thats sad.
RIP Steve Jobs.
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Very sad, thats no age. He seemed a nice guy
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RIP and thoughts to his family.

If you have never watched this commencement speech by Steve Jobs, and even if you hate him and Apple, this is one video that you should really watch. If you have kids finishing school and wondering what to do next, or if you are stuck in some dead end job, you might find this inspirational.

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Very sad, thats no age. He seemed a nice guy
56. I used to be that age.
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Old Oct 6th 2011, 1:34 am
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RIP and sure, feel for his family/friends....but he's got to be in a better place...and it's not like we knew him or had any connection with him, or that he designed anything in years.

Good business shoulders though.
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Very sad, thats no age. He seemed a nice guy
Yes - very sad - although "nice" is not the first word that comes to mind - he was a truly great and amazing visionary who was able to actually create and market things that most people couldn't even imagine.

He will be missed.
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RIP and sure, feel for his family/friends....but he's got to be in a better place...and it's not like we knew him or had any connection with him, or that he designed anything in years.

Good business shoulders though.
Maybe he is better off dead than suffering, but its sad he's had to suffer with the illness.

Not sure you are right on the not designing anything for years, lots of people hubby works with worked with him at Apple, said he was very hands on and attended lots of the 'idea' meetings.
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This was an interesting anecdote about how meticulous he was about stuff. It comes from Google's Director of Mobile technology.

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One Sunday morning, January 6th, 2008 I was attending religious services when my cell phone vibrated. As discreetly as possible, I checked the phone and noticed that my phone said "Caller ID unknown". I choose to ignore.

After services, as I was walking to my car with my family, I checked my cell phone messages. The message left was from Steve Jobs. "Vic, can you call me at home? I have something urgent to discuss" it said.

Before I even reached my car, I called Steve Jobs back. I was responsible for all mobile applications at Google, and in that role, had regular dealings with Steve. It was one of the perks of the job.

"Hey Steve - this is Vic", I said. "I'm sorry I didn't answer your call earlier. I was in religious services, and the caller ID said unknown, so I didn't pick up".

Steve laughed. He said, "Vic, unless the Caller ID said 'GOD', you should never pick up during services".

I laughed nervously. After all, while it was customary for Steve to call during the week upset about something, it was unusual for him to call me on Sunday and ask me to call his home. I wondered what was so important?

"So Vic, we have an urgent issue, one that I need addressed right away. I've already assigned someone from my team to help you, and I hope you can fix this tomorrow" said Steve.

"I've been looking at the Google logo on the iPhone and I'm not happy with the icon. The second O in Google doesn't have the right yellow gradient. It's just wrong and I'm going to have Greg fix it tomorrow. Is that okay with you?"

Of course this was okay with me. A few minutes later on that Sunday I received an email from Steve with the subject "Icon Ambulance". The email directed me to work with Greg Christie to fix the icon.

Since I was 11 years old and fell in love with an Apple II, I have dozens of stories to tell about Apple products. They have been a part of my life for decades. Even when I worked for 15 years for Bill Gates at Microsoft, I had a huge admiration for Steve and what Apple had produced.

But in the end, when I think about leadership, passion and attention to detail, I think back to the call I received from Steve Jobs on a Sunday morning in January. It was a lesson I'll never forget. CEOs should care about details. Even shades of yellow. On a Sunday.

To one of the greatest leaders I've ever met, my prayers and hopes are with you Steve.

-Vic
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Not sure you are right on the not designing anything for years, lots of people hubby works with worked with him at Apple, said he was very hands on and attended lots of the 'idea' meetings.
Might have been very hands on, but Ives might be a bit miffed off as the designer of their products since the iPod.
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Am I the only one that thinks the whole death-culty-thing that seems to be going on with the death of a businessman to be all a bit weird?
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Am I the only one that thinks the whole death-culty-thing that seems to be going on with the death of a businessman to be all a bit weird?
Yes.
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Am I the only one that thinks the whole death-culty-thing that seems to be going on with the death of a businessman to be all a bit weird?
Perhaps, but Steve Jobs was a truly unique individual and I can honestly say that I do not know if or when we will see his like again.
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Am I the only one that thinks the whole death-culty-thing that seems to be going on with the death of a businessman to be all a bit weird?
Better than over some actor or singer. He provided thousands of jobs and got people spending money.
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