Farewell to the Man who Reframed IT's Frontiers

The man who changed the world: Apple founder Steve Jobs dies weeks after quitting as boss of firm he started in his garage. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg praises his "mentor and friend."

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Apple founder Steve Jobs' death after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer has many reflecting on the mastermind's legacy and his singularity as a tech trailblazer. Apple's board of directors issued a statement saying his brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives. "The world is immeasurably better because of Steve."

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Jobs succeeded in creating an atmosphere of teamwork and togetherness, while also demanding nothing but the best. "His employees notoriously followed him like a messiah, while also cowering from him in fear." His demand for perfection, however, seems to have inspired the best—with job satisfaction ratings among staff at Apple the highest in the industry.

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