There will undoubtedly be much written about the contribution that Steve Jobs made to mankind. It is almost impossible to describe the magnitude of his impact – on almost every person in the world. My thoughts immediately turn to one of my high school English classes, and an excerpt from a poem that I continue to carry in my memory: A Psalm of Life by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
This, written more than 170 years ago, and published in The Knickerbocker prior to 1839:
Lives of great men all remind us
We can make our lives sublime,
And, departing, leave behind us
Footprints on the sand of time.
What a wonderful example, and challenge, to lead our lives to the fullest, taking action that will make a contribution.