Happy Columbus Day! Perhaps you have the day off – perhaps not. In either case, we couldn’t let last week’s passing of Steve Jobs go unnoticed. So here is our special tribute to one of the most pioneering entrepreneurs of our time. Enjoy, share and comment.
Steve Jobs Was Digital Maverick but Marketing Traditionalist
A look at the Apple brand and Steve’s views on traditional marketing and advertising from Ad Age Digital. Ironically, the company that helped people “go digital” spends less than 10% of its budget on digital campaigns. Thanks to @yanetteejimenez for finding and sharing this.
Steve Jobs at the Pearly Gates [PIC]
This cartoon, posted by @LilMissSocial, says it all – in one panel. Brilliant and smile inducing. Thanks to @ishaaa217 (Trisha Villar from Norwalk) for leading us to it.
The Power of Taking the Big Chance
This New York Times article by Steve Lohr recounts just a few of the many valuable lessons learned by those who worked with Jobs. These lessons are part of Jobs legacy of insisting on going beyond what anyone thought possible and doing great work, really great work that will go down in history. Our gratitude goes to @Pastapas (Salvatoire of Barcelona) for finding this and passing it on.
Steve Jobs Was My Neighbor
Lane Wallace, who writes for The Atlantic explains how Steve’s home in Old Palo Alto was an inspiration for her, as a writer. And while it wasn’t until his death that she learned the identity of the “slender man moving around inside the house”, she credits the simplicity and beauty of his home and gardens with moving her beyond writers’ block on more than one occasion. Thanks to @aboyer1 (Alain Boyer of Miami, FL) for sharing this one.
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