This ugly, ugly day would come sooner or later. We all knew it, it was almost announced. But to wake up this morning and learn the news of the disappearance of Steve Jobs it was tremendous, as a friend of mine said a few minutes ago, it's one thing to know it was going to happen, it's another to see it happen.

I opened by reporting his famous 2005 speech at Stanford and now I find myself celebrating his passing on these very pages. Those who know me know how much Steve Jobs has influenced all my passions and career, so I will not dwell on easy and obvious considerations.

A man who profoundly changed my life and the lives of so many others of people passed away today. Today is a bad day.

Goodbye Steve.

For those who want to learn more about this great character, entrepreneur, innovator and communicator, I recommend reading the book "Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson (here on Amazon also in Kindle version) and to see Danny Boyle's wonderful 2015 film with Michael Fassbender in the role of Steve Jobs (available on Prime Video).

The film is structured in three distinct episodes, each of which takes place in the moments before three major presentations, the 1984 presentation of the Macintosh, the 1988 presentation in which he prepares for the launch of the NeXT computer, and the 1988 presentation in which Steve meets (and has a confrontation) with his daughter Lisa.

In both the book and the movie there are lots of super interesting insights for anyone interested in marketing and team or relationship management.

The thoughts, obsessions, and magnificence of Steve Jobs will be uncovered, from many perspectives, both personal and business.

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