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And despite years of signs of poor health, his resignation (he resigns effective immediately as Apple CEO) as chief executive of Apple Inc caused a global gasp as the world contemplated the future of an icon and the company he symbolizes.
Steve Jobs is the most successful CEO in the U.S. of the last 25 years, said Google Inc Chairman Eric Schmidt, who used to sit on Apple's board but stepped down because of overlapping business interests.
He uniquely combined an artist's touch and an engineer's vision to build an extraordinary company, one of the greatest American leaders in history, Schmidt said in a statement.
A college dropout, Jobs floated through India in search of spiritual guidance prior to founding Apple -- a name he suggested to his friend and co-founder Steve Wozniak after a visit to a commune in Oregon he referred to as an apple orchard.
With his passion for minimalist design and marketing genius, Jobs changed the course of personal computing during two stints at Apple and transformed the mobile market.
The iconic iPod, the iPhone -- dubbed the Jesus phone for its quasi-religious following -- and the iPad are the creation of a man known for his near-obsessive control of the product development process.
Most mere mortals cannot understand a person like Steve Jobs, Guy Kawasaki, a former Apple employee who considers Jobs the greatest CEO in
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