America Needs More JobsI am saddened by the death of my friend Steve Jobs.
Perhaps not a friend but a business acquaintance. I met him several times and traded calls and emails over the years.
EMJ (My Canadian technology distribution company) and later SYNNEX sold hundreds of millions of dollars of Apple products. We first signed Apple in the early 1990s when "Apple was going bankrupt". It turned out to be a good decision.
It was before Apple had the iPhone and even before the iPod. I got involved with RIM after signing Apple. It was not until much later that the two companies started to overlap.
Jobs was an icon. He was a legend.
His innovation shaped the technology business.
We need more of his type of innovation and innovative thinking.
He left a mark on the world.