Steve Jobs: In the Aftermath of Grief
We recently experienced a horrible death in our family. When my wife and I saw it coming, we knew, without doubt, that the loss would forever change the vibe, chemistry, culture -- however you choose to define it -- of that side of the family. It's one of those life events you do not look forward to, but it happens. And you can never go back. Holidays and, worse yet, daily life, will never be the same.
The Enduring Impact of Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs' death threw me for a serious loop.
For months, I rarely considered the impact it would have on Apple(AAPL) . When I watched others do it, I labeled it inappropriate and insensitive. Plus, around the time of Jobs's passing, we were watching my mother-in-law deteriorate and a guy who feels like family, Clarence Clemons from Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, passed away.
In the immediate aftermath of Jobs's death, I focused on three things: the suffering I assumed he went through; how his family and close friends were dealing; and the fact that we lost a man who, without argument, made wholesale and profound changes to the way we live.
Through interaction with others, I discovered I was not alone in those thoughts. With time, I figured the first two reactions would slowly fade away. That's only natural. I did not, however, expect to see so many people lose sight of Steve Jobs's impact.