I didn't have the pleasure of knowing Steve Jobs. Therefore I don't have any anecdotes or personalized thoughts to share in the wake of his untimely passing. However, I believe that there might be no more fitting tribute to Apple's co-founder than to simply reflect on how much he has helped to change the world we live in over the past decade or so.
From the iPod to the iPhone to the iPad or MacBook you might be reading this posting on right now, the Apple way has shaped how we listen to music, keep in touch and obtain information. I don't think it would be overstating it to say that Apple's recent innovations under Jobs' direction have changed the very way that many Americans live their lives.
So often we get caught up in share prices and financials of companies rather than how they impact the world around them. Jobs certainly delivered on the financial fronts...in style no less. However the fact that he was able to do so while making people's lives a little better made the meteoric rise of Apple all the more noteworthy...and Jobs' life all the more memorable.