With the untimely demise of a renowned personality, Steve Jobs, the whole world is lost in melancholy. He died after long suffering from cancer on October 5.
Steve Jobs was actually a visionary entrepreneur and the co-founder of the US based global technology giant, Apple. He is the main force behind the invention of world iconic products like Mac computers, iPod music players, iPhone mobile phones and iPad tablet PCs.
As rest of his life, Mr. Jobs spent the last weeks of his life in complete control of his choices. He spent most of the time with his wife and children who are now the caretakers of the fortune of minimum $6.5 billion.
According to Dr. Dean Ornish, a physician and a close friend of Jobs, “Steve made choices. I once asked him if he was glad that he had kids, and he said, 'It's 10,000 times better than anything I've ever done.' "
Mr. Isaacson, job’s biographer, once asked him that howcome such a private man like Steve Jobs agreed to answer his questions while he was writing a book. To this, Jobs replied, "I wanted my kids to know me. I wasn't always there for them, and I wanted them to know why and to understand what I did,” wrote, Mr. Isaacson Thursday in an essay on Time.com. The book of Mr. Isaacson will be published in another 2 weeks.
Now, since Jobs has passed away, everybody’s eyes have turned towards his wife, Laurene Powell Jobs who is expected to oversee Jobs fortune. Ms. Powell is a graduate the University of Pennsylvania and the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Earlier, she used to work in investment banking but then quitted her job after she founded a natural foods company. She also founded the College Track at a later stage.
As far as Mr. Jobs himself is concerned, he never got a degree for himself. He left the Reed College after six months of joining. Though he left his college in between yet he was called to give the 2005 commencement speech at Stanford.
Mr. Jobs at that time after finding out that he had cancer told his audience, “Death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life's change agent." He continued by saying, “Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition."
As the news of the seriousness of his sickness spread widely, Mr. Jobs was asked to attend farewell dinners and to accept various awards. But he did not do that. He rather spent time with his family.
"He was very human. He was so much more of a real person than most people know. That's what made him so great," said Dr. Ornish.