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Posted by Charles Golvin on October 6, 2011
The outpouring of remembrance and appreciation of Steve Jobs reflects the breadth of his influence: on technology, on industries ranging from music to retail, on consumer behavior, and on individuals — it’s nigh impossible to think of a CEO about whom consumers feel as passionately. Steve Jobs was many things — visionary, business disruptor, marketing genius — but his most indelible mark is in the products he created.
Of course, it’s overly simplistic to advise product strategists that they should emulate Steve Jobs — I might as well say “be visionary!” or “create the future!” But there are key lessons in product strategy that spell success for mere mortals:
Most of us owe some debt to Steve Jobs. If those of us in product strategy pay it by striving to emulate his achievements, we’ll do him the honor he deserves. Rest in peace, Steve.
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