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In a sad way, I thought the outpouring of emotion over Steve Jobs's death meant that so many people have dysfunctional relationships with their family, friends and neighbors that they needed to grab on to some misplaced loyalty at the feet of some billionaire who made nice gadgets that they liked.

I've bought my share of Apple products and will probably continue to do so. "Loving" Steve Jobs because he gave you something to believe in? Please. He sold you lumpy objects that were kind of cool.

The parody in the Onion pretty much nailed it: maybe those people leaving tchotchkes in the corner of the Apple store at the mall would be better served calling up their brother or sister they haven't talked to in six months. Maybe you could even Face Time Vid them on your iPhones!

Karl Staib

Steve Jobs wasn't perfect, but he always went for "it". He couldn't stop his creativity. That's a beautiful thing. A lot of CEO's get comfortable and stop creating. They let the fear take over instead of living their vision.

monika hardy

ah. dang. love this Simon.. thank you. huge grazie.

You used to be able to inspire a room with your words, now you work hard to ensure the analysts like what you say.




So beautiful, poignant and powerful. "Steve Jobs stood for something." THANK YOU for this beautiful piece, Simon.

Lisa Robbin Young

Needed to see this post this morning. A series of events have transpired in the last two months that have opened my own eyes to ways I've been playing incredibly small - and recognizing that too few people will cry when I die. The perfect timing of this post, Godly enough, was an extra dose of catalysis that I needed to keep me focused on the bigger vision.


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