On the eve of the second anniversary of the passing of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, Apple CEO Tim Cook has reflected on the moment in a company-wide email. A source has provided a copy:

Tomorrow marks the second anniversary of Steve’s death. I hope everyone will reflect on what he meant to all of us and to the world. Steve was an amazing human being and left the world a better place.I think of him often and find enormous strength in memories of his friendship, vision and leadership. He left behind a company that only he could have built and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple. We will continue to honor his memory by dedicating ourselves to the work he loved so much. There is no higher tribute to his memory. I know that he would be proud of all of you.


Last year, Apple honored Jobs with a tribute video on its homepage. The video is embedded above and it is a delightful look into the legacy of the man who changed the lives of so many people.

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7 Responses to “Tim Cook reflects on second anniversary of Steve Jobs’ passing in letter to employees”

  1. Beautifully worded, as usual.


  2. It’s so shameful for those guys to pass to external websites internal emails. I hope they get eventually caught.


  3. Did he really forget the space after the third sentence?


  4. Peter INova says:

    Steve Jobs had a particular attribute that is largely missing from Apple, today. Unlike Tim Cook, he was a non-team-player. Instead, he had a mix of good and bad qualities in his person-to-person skills, an astounding sensitivity in his ability to evaluate the implications of technological evolution and an unwavering sense of intolerance for imperfection.

    In short, he was an adamant futurist. Something needed in more than Jony Ive.

    While many may laud the quality of “tolerance,” kindly remember that it also means the same thing as “slop.”