It is not often I find myself struck by the passing of a public figure, but with Steve Jobs it is hard not to feel touched. The man who has had such a great influence on the tech industry and the world in general, leaves us with a large collection of important innovations and ideas, that will continue to inspire for many years to come.

I will leave you with this fantastic quote from his Stanford Commencement Address in 2005.

“Remembering that “I’ll be dead soon” is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything – all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure – these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart.” – Steve Jobs