A brilliant and generous man died today. Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple and Pixar, was a hero to many. I didn't idolize him, but I can see why many people did. He was a visionary and a maverick. I haven't used anything but a Mac since 2004...and like millions of Americans, I rush out to see everything Pixar puts out.
Steve died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer...but, he lived like he was dying. Here's part of what he told graduates at Stanford University in 2005:
Death is very likely the single best invention of life; it's life's change agent. It clears out the old to make room for the new.
Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone elses life.
Most important, have the courage to follow your heart and your intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.
Rest in peace, Steve. You certainly lived a good life.