October 7, 2011 by Daisy Rose
“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”
— Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs has been sick for a long time, his death has come as quite a shock. He has fought with a rare form of pancreatic cancer for many years and the fact that his health was declining was a well known fact. In August, he suddenly stepped down as CEO of Apple due to his health. Still, I don’t think anyone had any idea this would come so soon. Somehow, he seemed invincible. He man was renown as a genius and was one of the wealthiest men in the world. Almost everything he touched turned to gold.
Steve Jobs, 1955-2011
Born in 1955 in San Francisco to an unmarried graduate student and adopted at birth by Paul and Clara Jobs, Steven Paul Jobs grew up in Silicon Valley just as it was becoming Silicon Valley. It proved to be a lucky break for everyone concerned.
He was only 21 when he started Apple — officially formed on April Fool’s Day 1976 — with his buddy Steve “Woz” Wozniak, a self-taught engineer of rare talents. (A third founder, Ron Wayne, chickened out after less than two weeks.)
But Jobs had already done a lot of living, all of which influenced the company he built. He’d spent one unhappy semester at Portland’s Reed College and 18 happy months of “dropping in” on Reed classes as he saw fit. He’d found brief employment in low-level jobs at Silicon Valley icons HP and Atari. He’d taken a spiritual journey to India, and dabbled with both psychedelic drugs and primal scream therapy.