I’ve spent much of the last 12 hours thinking about what I can say here about the passing of Steve Jobs. The conclusion I’ve come to is that I cannot improve on the sentiment of this script from a 1997 Apple commercial. My friend and colleague Amber Naslund shared this on Facebook last night, and I think it says it all. Thank you Steve Jobs.
Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.