Today Steve Jobs resigned as the CEO of Apple. I’m not surprised, it was bound to happen, but I think it came as a surprise to most.
I’ve seen a lot of people recount about Steve Jobs and the influence he had on them. That he’s been super influential is of no doubt.
I was fortunate enough to work at Pixar for a time. I started right as the Disney acquisition was being finalized and Steve wasn’t around as much after the deal was finished. I did get to meet him briefly. I was on the second floor of the main building on the West side. I was heading into the restroom and nearly bumped into Steve on his way out.
I said, “Sorry Mr. Jobs.”
He gave me a little smile and said, “It’s Steve. Have a great day.” And off he went towards his office.
It made my day.