There will be a plethora of commentaries on his life and work. There will also be all kinds of prognostications about the future of Apple without his presence.
If one listens carefully to the presentations Steve made, one would hear his unbridled passion to see others have the same kind of vision he did.
Steve Jobs did not have a crystal ball or a supernatural ability to see tomorrow. He had a passion to create tomorrow and that was his gift.
Steve probably would rather have a legacy of inspiring millions to explore the future instead of just a legacy of products.
Many will offer tribute to him by saying he was a great visionary. A more fitting tribute would be to see him as an example to emulate. Let’s ask how we can have his passion and vision – then we can change the world with our contributions, too.
What Steve Jobs did is finished and he will never invent the next new thing again. What Steve Jobs showed us can live on forever and can continue to change the world.
The great frustration of visionaries is that others do not see the invitation they extend. There is something greater you can do today if you unleash your passion. What would you try if you knew you couldn’t fail – or what could would you try if you weren’t afraid to fail?
The question isn’t what will be the next iPhone or what company will be the next Apple. The question is – who will be the next Steve Jobs in their own company? It could be you.