October 11, 2011Post by Laura Humphreys

I’ve been away from my computer for 5 days so haven’t had the chance to share the sadness I’ve been feeling at the death of Steve Jobs.  Only a few weeks ago I listed Apple as one of my top 5 favourite businesses of all time.  I refer to Apple a lot in my mentoring programme and in the book I’m currently writing.  Steve Jobs represented the absolute best of the best when it comes to entrepreneurship.  A start up business in a garage to the leading company in the world.  The Apple journey ticks every box for ideal business planning and implementation.  Starting with a revolutionary approach with a clear vision and company values of leading the way and challenging boundaries all the way. 

What I love most about Apple is that this company has single handedly changed the way we exist.  Computers, music, phones.. our way of relating with each other and the world will never be the same.  Thanks to one man who led a company that changed the world.  He led it right to the end… his own end.  But not ours.  Steve Jobs built a company that will live on long after he is gone.  The culture, the brand and the vision is so strong you just know it will not stop transforming our world, even though its intrepid leader has moved on.

We are blessed to have Apple in our lives for a while to come.  And we should be thankful to a man who made it all possible.

Thank you Steve Jobs.  I never met you and so haven’t earned the right to call you Steve.  But had you been English, I like to think the Knighthood would have been granted to you by now for your service to humanity. For being a role model to entrepreneurs everywhere.

Rest in peace Sir Steve x