(Reuters) - Passionate, prickly, and deemed irreplaceable by many Apple fans and investors, Steve Jobs made a life defying conventions and expectations.
Charismatic, visionary, ruthless, perfectionist, dictator - these are some of the words that people have used to describe Jobs, who may have been the biggest dreamer the technology world has ever known, but also was a hard-edged businessman and negotiator through and through.These are the words written By Poornima Gupta and Peter Henderson in their Reuters report whose title is used as this post's title.
"Steve was the best of the best. Like Mozart and Picasso, he may never be equaled," said Marc Andreessen, venture capitalist and co-founder of Netscape Communications.
Microsoft's Gates had called Jobs the most inspiring person in the tech industry and President Barack Obama held him up as the embodiment of the American Dream.
His were contributions to society that will endure for centuries to come. He changed the world culture and earned his riches unlike so many of today's CEO's who ravage and plunder at anyone's expense.
While he may have been tough and ruthless as a businessman- his contributions to the world will be recognized in the way the world's population functions far beyond what we can ever imagine.
He was a giver not a taker - a trait not many in our corporate world can lay claim to.
He will be missed.
(photo as seen on Apple.com home page...click here)