I’m not one to jump on bandwagons.
But today, I can’t think of anything to write about that isn’t related to Steve Jobs. I know, everyone’s writing about Steve Jobs today. Rest in Peace, Steve. Steve, we’ll never know another like you.
Steve Jobs wasn’t just about business change; Steve Jobs was about changing the world.
I’ve picked on Apple plenty. I don’t like the way they do business (although they’re certainly effective and their products are great, and consistently innovative). I’ve fliply referred to Steve Jobs as “Chairman Steve”, and I think the comparison to the long-time head of the Chinese Communist Party is apt; you did things Steve Jobs’ way, because when Steve Jobs wanted something it … just … happened.
But snark aside, Steve Jobs was a genuine game changer. Chris Taylor’s Memories of Steve Jobs made me smile this morning. This commentary in Harvard Business Review made me happier, still.
I’ve met Bill Gates a couple of times. He didn’t impress me. I never had the opportunity to get in a room with Steve Jobs. I’m pretty sure I would have felt differently.
My contract with Verizon is up next month. I may actually buy an iPhone to replace my Droid.