With Steve Jobs’ passing after a long battle with cancer, tributes have poured from across the globe, and countless viewpoints have been offered on what his legacy shall be.
“A visionary. A designer. A perfectionist. An exacting CEO. An entrepreneur. The man who redefined the Digital Age. The man who understood what politicians didn’t.”
Even before the iPhone and the iPad, Jobs freed up graphic designers, editors, film-makers from the shackles of pre- and post-production, by adding new tools to their trade. Jobs leveled the playing field in the media industry.
Apple Inc. under Jobs’ leadership has had another profound legacy. Its commitment to diversity. It was plain obvious when you walked into any Apple store. Diversity of gender, of race, of sexual orientation, of disability.
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Nicole Kekeh is a contributor to ForbesWoman World With A View, a blog on global women, business and culture, and to ForbesWoman. Nicole Kekeh is the founder of The Dora Kan Group LLC a startup and strategy firm dedicated to affecting change in Africa by leveraging the power of business innovation and by working with emerging businesses and industries in Africa and connecting them to ideas and solutions, to grow. She created and writes a blog on Africa and on issues ranging from politics to economics. For further information, visit: http://www.thedorakangroup.com/ or write to us: firstname.lastname@example.org