By Mary Beth West, APR
Those were Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak’s words in likening the late Steve Jobs to such historic geniuses as Isaac Newton and William Shakespeare, this morning on the “Today” show.
Jobs wanted to make “a dent in the universe,” and for those of us here on Planet Earth, he did just that.
Speaking in those terms, while some people can see the forest for the trees, Jobs could see the universe for the galaxies. He operated on that scale.
For us, Steve Jobs will remain forever iconic not only for the vast swell of innovative technology he delivered to the global marketplace but also for the unique brand of entrepreneurship he embodied in his leadership.
There were many twists and turns in his career. From what has been documented about him, not everyone embraced his leadership style. So many of the true creative geniuses of our world face fierce criticism or rejection because of facets of their personalities that others find difficult, which also can be a part of what makes them great.
The world will sorely miss what would have been so much more future potential of Steve Jobs’ life, cut short by his illness. In the wake of the loss, we can still be inspired by what he accomplished, how he accomplished it and what he shared.