The life and lessons of steve jobs
For LUC 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 9:10 am - 10:10 am

This lecture will be a historical and biographical study on Steve Jobs, and will explore what we can learn from himó both the good and the bad, along with a bibliographical overview of the major resources studying this great but complicated man. This past year Steve Jobs was known to be ill and distanced himself from public activity. In the fall of 2011, very soon after relinquishing his CEO position at Apple Inc., he passed away at the age of 56. He has been the eminent visionary of computing for consumers, and one of the most celebrated and successful businessmen in American history. As information professionals and as modern Westerners, the existence of Steve Jobs has had an immeasurably large effect on our world and on our profession. Yet he was a complex man, described by many people to be "mercurial." He was not a person one should want to emulate, but a person one should only attempt to. His way of directing technology was simultaneously enhanced and hindered by his way of directing people.
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