iCame , iSaw, iConquered…

iCame, iSaw, iConquered….

There was a thought provoking article on Steve Jobs in FE of 08th October 2011 with the captioned title.The writer is one Ajai Chowdhry (founder  HCL, and chairman, HCL Infosystems).To read the piece,go to : http://www.financialexpress.com/news/column-icame-isaw-iconquered/857304/0 Here is what I wrote in response to the Editor of FE :

Dear Sir, this refers to the column :”iCame,iSaw,iConquered ” by Ajay Chowdhry in FE of 8th October 2011. It is one of the most befitting tributes paid to late Steve Jobs.Kudos ! It reminded me of a recent and equally moving piece titled :” Why Entrepreneurs Love Steve Jobs” by Simon Sinek-the author best known for developing and popularizing the concept of “Why”.He begins the tribute with these words :” It is both rare and special to witness such a spontaneous outpouring of love and admiration for the passing of a CEO. The last time we saw similarly spontaneous vigils was when Princess Diana died. But the love we’re expressing for Steve Jobs is not due solely to his genius or his vision. It is not just because he defined a digital generation. Steve Jobs is much more special than that.” Steve Jobs’ famous,moving and hard-hitting speech, to the students of Stanford University in 2005,shows of what stuff he was made of, how he converted every threat that came his way, into an opportunity and how he rose up in life to such glorious heights in spite of his humble background.The speech has become a case study in leadership and human relations in many B schools. His final message to the students community then, still remains relevant in today’s times.”Stay Hungry,Stay Foolish”, though a borrowed quote, asked students to be always hungry for knowledge and appear to be foolish,if they wished to learn more from this world.  It is said :”Those whom Gods love,die young.” Steve at 56, was indeed young and we can be sure that the Supreme Force, up there, must have had better designs  for this visionary,genious and an iCon in the realms of the divine world.Farewell,Steve !-J S BROCA,NEW DELHI

Here is one of my favourite quotes attributed to Steve Jobs :”Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.”  


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1 Response to iCame , iSaw, iConquered…

  1. Hello. impressive job. I did not anticipate this. This is a remarkable story. Thanks!

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