For many of us, Steve Jobs is synonymous with genius and inspiration. Jobs was the legendary co-founder & CEO of Apple since 1997. He was recognized as among the most insightful, brilliant, prosperous genius’ in technological history. Over the years, he’s not only modified our way of life with ground breaking products, but also with memorable ideas & phrases.
When Steve Jobs was required to apply for top-secret security clearance in the late 1980’s, there were some details of his personal life that were unveiled after the smoke settled…
When the smoke cleared, based on Department of Defense documents attained by Wired through a Freedom of Information Act request — In a 1998 interview with government officials, Jobs discussed his marijuana use. This was later confirmed in news stories & in a biography by Walter Isaacson which was released after the Apple mogul’s death in 2011. Contained within the top-secret Pentagon file, it delves into his marijuana and hashish use during the late 1970’s. Jobs, who passed away last October following a long fight with cancer said, “The best way I could describe the effect of the marijuana and hashish is that it would make me relaxed and creative.”
Steve Jobs will leave a legacy behind – A world renowned brand, many of adoring fans, a template to create success, wisdom imparted to the world…just to name a few.
The Apple envisionary once said in a Stanford commencement speech, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something — your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.”
Apple was lucky to have such a wise man at their helm, even for such a brief time. One thing still haunts my dreams, if only Jobs was still around — “Apple presents the I-Bong.” Jobs did say be optimistic and trust your gut.