Yesterday, we lost a great innovator, entrepreneur and dreamer. Thank you Steve Jobs for the inspiration and vision for not only dreaming about what is possible, but showing all of us it is possible make dreams real. There are moments when I read about the problems of the world that I wonder if we have lost the ability not only to dream big, but to act on those dreams and make them real. Then I am reminded that such big dreamers still exist.
As an entrepreneur and a founder of a high-tech company, I seek sources of inspiration. Steve Jobs was one of those inspirational heroes. I love the idea of dreaming big and then going after that dream and seeing it become reality.
Gates and Allen wanted to see a PC in every home. Others thought at the time the world would only need a a handful of computers. The big idea won.
Jobs and Wozniak wanted to create an affordable easy to use computer for the masses. The big idea won and then kept winning with everything that followed.
Ford wanted a car in every garage, affordable enough that the people who built them could buy them. The big idea won.
Edison wanted to electrify the world. The big idea won.
Thanks Steve, Steve, Bill, Paul, Henry and Tom for being a dreamer’s heroes. You’ve shown us its not crazy to dream big dreams and its not crazy to pursue them.
You all brought us joy. Pure joy.