Highlights of career: Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, Retires.

Via Waylon Lewis
on Aug 24, 2011
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Update: Steve Jobs has passed away. “Death is very likely the single best invention of Life.”

“Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything — all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” 

More quotes, video here.

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Steve Jobs Steps Down as CEO.

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.


Biggest company in the US? Most admired? Elegant? Innovative? And headed up by a headstrong, brilliant genius.

End of an era? We’ll have more news and updates here constantly as we know more about the too-soon end to one of the greatest runs of innovation and business genius in…ever.

Update: Reuters. “Apple said Steve Jobs has been elected chairman and Tim Cook has been elected CEO.”

Bonus: This quote via Steve Jobs makes me want to cry.

Click here for his Commencement Speech, other goodies.

Video(s) (more to be added as we get updates):




About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


5 Responses to “Highlights of career: Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, Retires.”

  1. elephantjournal says:

    Via FB:
    Aigul Umurzakova Hope Steve Jobs is ok and Apple remains pioneering company in technology sphere.

    Susan Keeping Hey…you just beat out my local news in reporting that 🙂

    Steve Silberman Zen student, too — albeit in a casual lay capacity. But sincere.

    elephantjournal.com Susan: twitter! Then find a source to find out if real…we can beat NY Times etc half the time, these days..!

  2. I can't thank you enough for sharing this incredible compilation, Way. I feel the same way I think you might about this man. Adoration and respect from the bottom of my heart.

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