Passing the Torch: Steve Jobs Steps Down as CEO

The CEO of Apple announced his plans to resign this week.  In a letter to the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community, Jobs stated that he believed, “Apples brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it.”

Jobs will continue his involvement with Apple as the Chairman of the Board.

In a recent press release, Art Levinson, a member of Apple’s Board of Directors, had this to say about Jobs, “Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company. Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.”

I think we all knew this day was coming, especially since Steve Jobs took a medical leave this past January. Still, when a visionary like Jobs steps down its definitely a shock to the system.

To ease into the transition, check out the inspirational Jobs quotes gathered in this article by Federico Viticci at Macstories.

My personal favorite is this one:

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”

-Steve Jobs


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