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Steve Jobs: a huge loss to the technology industry

David Beharall
David
After 11 years in professional football David retired in 2006 to set up CandidSky. He currently holds the position of Managing Director.

October 6, 2011

2 minutes

Steve Jobs

A creative genius

The founder and former CEO of Apple, Steve Jobs, has lost his battle with pancreatic cancer after seven years of fighting the disease.

Apple released a statement this morning: “Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius. Steve’s brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives.”

The greatest CEO in history

Described as one of the greatest CEO’s in history, Steve Jobs changed the technology world with his creations and became famous for introducing the Macintosh computer in the eighties.

Since then he has introduced the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad, which has outshone anything else on the market.

His impact on society and culture was impressive. He pushed people to get involved in digital technology, online media and mobile communications in ways they have never done before.

Due to his illness, Steve Jobs stepped down as CEO in August and introduced Tim Cook as Apple’s new CEO. Technology experts are now wondering what direction Cook will take Apple in, and whether Jobs has already planned Apple’s “Next Big Thing”.

#ThankYouSteve

I have huge respect for what Steve Jobs achieved and he was an inspiration to me. It is interesting seeing all the tributes he has received from other leaders like Barack Obama, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates.

Lord Sugar on Sky News this morning said “Steve Jobs was one of my competitors in the eighties but the difference between me and him was that I just made computers, he invented them.”

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