“Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.” – Steve Jobs

Admittedly, this wasn’t the post I had planned to make today. But when I came into the office today wearing an Apple branded shirt only to check the news to learn today was the one-year anniversary marking the passing of Steve Jobs, well, you definitely learn to heed the cues of the universe.

Over the course of the last few years, I’ve become a fan of Apple products.  I think it started when I got my first iPod. It was silver and had “Property of Superman” engraved on the back. (Silly, I know.)

Shortly after, I got my first Macbook Pro. As I write this on a newer model, I can safely say it’s come a long way in such a short time.

I respect Steve Jobs for being a futurist, a visionary and an innovator. I admire what he’s done for technology and for business. He was not perfect man, but he was a perfect man for a perfect time.  He changed the game making it more fun to play.

Take a look at the infographic below to see the impact that a man like Steve Jobs had on the technology industry. Whether you love Apple, or love Steve Jobs, you have to respect the legacy he left behind.

Thanks to Veja for the graphic.

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