A Dent In The Universe Is Permanent

We’re here to put a dent in the universe. Otherwise why else even be here? – Steve Jobs

With the retirement of Steve Jobs, many are questioning the future of Apple. It’s a reasonable fear as the future of the company has been so deeply tied to the man. I believe in the future of Apple. I believe that the same man who helped create the personal computer, who helped bring a company back from the brink, who brought us the iPhone, the iPad and iOS and OS X has a vision that extends way beyond his own tenure.

I may be wrong, I may be a fanboy, but I believe that Steve Jobs wants to create a legacy. And a legacy without longevity is nothing more than a memory. If Jobs is as arrogant as many believe him to be1, then it is safe to assume that this same arrogance will ensure that the dent lasts.

For a far more eloquent and informative look, see Gruber.

  1. I just think he is dedicated to bringing the unimagined to life, but again… fanboy. []
  • http://www.late-bloomers.net Barbara Klein

    Let us put a little faith in Tim Cook!

    • http://michaelschechter.me MSchechter

      I do, he has been a solid shepherd thus far! You have to imagine Jobs picked him for a reason or at least learned from Gates’ mistake by choosing Balmer…

  • http://frankdickinson.me/ Frank Dickinson

    I miss him already.

    Yeah – fanboy.

    • http://michaelschechter.me MSchechter

      Don’t forget, he’s retired. Not dead :)

      • http://frankdickinson.me/ Frank Dickinson

        True. Let’s hope the same thing for Apple.

        • http://michaelschechter.me MSchechter

          Like I said, I’m believe that he wants to create something that lives on, but only time will tell.

  • http://twitter.com/TheSalesLion Marcus Sheridan

    Reminds me of that book ‘Built to Last’. Lee Iaococca was viewed as a ‘savior’ for a time, but he didn’t create a culture, nor build something to last with Chrysler, and thus history now sees him differently.

    • http://michaelschechter.me MSchechter

      It will be interesting to see if Jobs manages to avoid the same fate. I’m a believe (read: fanboy) and believe he will. For Iaococca, it was always about Iaococca. For Jobs, it was about realizing a vision that was taken away from him. Did he have a chip on his shoulder, probably. But I think he probably was able to work that one out but right company that was 30 days away from insolvency… I don’t think it was all about Jobs, I think it was always all about Apple.

      As always, history will tell.