“Four years ago, on October 5th, 2011, Steve Jobs left us,” Jean-Louis Gassée writes for Monday Note.
“His demise triggered an outpouring of grief that’s rarely seen for political and religious leaders, let alone a mere CEO. Within minutes — literally — flowers and testimonials began to pile up at the door of his neighborhood Apple store in Palo Alto and, soon, around the world,” Gassée writes. “At the time, I felt that the breadth and depth of the sentiment was justified. There had never been such a successful company turnaround, such a string of successful products, such an arc of personal transformation from unruly young man to Grand Master of Management.”
Gassée writes, “Four years later, I’m still moved by the reaction to Jobs’ death, and I wouldn’t change a word of what I wrote at the time.”
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