We receive so much valuable content from our customers, partners and internal subject-matter experts. On Thursdays, we thought it would be fun to do a “throw back” and bring back an older post that was valuable to our audience. Today’s throw back is in remembrance of Steve Jobs and his legacy.
By Pam Boiros
As I use my iPhone® to read through all of the remembrances being posted on the internet for Steve Jobs, I can’t help but reflect on the impact he has had on me – not just personally, but professionally.
I look back on the evolution of the Skillsoft Books24x7 product since I started 10+ years ago and I see so much of Jobs’ impact on our product. I see his boldness in us when we were so proud to launch a one-of-its-kind product in 2000 – Skillsoft® Books24x7® ITPro™ – that had web capabilities not available in other products. I see his inspiration in our social media layer – Skillsoft® inGenius® – which was designed to digitally connect communities of users in an intuitive interface. And his technical genius continues to influence us as we design our next generation of products.
The Skillsoft® Books24x7® BusinessPro™ collection includes many titles that explore Jobs’ management techniques and the business success of Apple. This collection includes full-text books on the presentation secrets, innovation secrets and iLeadership of Steve Jobs. When we recently added audio books to the collection earlier this year, The Apple Way was one of the most popular titles downloaded by our learners. And we are very excited to be adding a new biography about Steve in the very near future.
Yes, I have an iPhone, iPad and iPod. I tweet, text, IM and Facebook. And like so many others, my day-to-day routine has been profoundly influenced by the visionary genius of Steve Jobs.
The recent postings since Jobs’ death are comparing him to geniuses like John Lennon, Michelangelo, Leonardo DaVinci and others. Just as these people have left their indelible mark on society – so too, will the legacy of Steve Jobs influence many generations to come. For this I am grateful.
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