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Steve Jobs is Dead at 56

I just hopped on apple.com to check out the new specs on the iPhone 4S.  I was surprised when the first image I saw was the one above with the text, "Steve Jobs 1955-2011." When I clicked on his picture the following text was revealed:

"Apple has lost a visionary and creative genius, and the world has lost an amazing human being. Those of us who have been fortunate enough to know and work with Steve have lost a dear friend and an inspiring mentor. Steve leaves behind a company that only he could have built, and his spirit will forever be the foundation of Apple."

I've never met Mr. Jobs, but as I sit here typing this on a Mac, in front of a Mac display, while texting friends on my iPhone, it becomes clear just how much Jobs' creative genius affects my life on a daily basis.  I always wondered if he would be the one to create whatever device will eventually take the place of credit cards in our wallets.  I'm sure he had several things in mind. There's no doubt in my mind that Apple will continue to move forward creating amazing products, but I'm saddened today to hear that Steve Jobs' life was cut short at the young age of 56, just a few years older than my father when he passed away from cancer.  

Why does it always seem like we lose the most amazing people at such young ages? Goodbye Mr. Jobs...you'll be greatly missed.

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Joshua Heckathorn was President of Creditnet, is a credit expert and has been featured on CNNMoney, FOX Business, Yahoo Finance, The Street, and many other national publications during the past ten years.  He received a Bachelor of Science in Management (Finance) from Brigham Young University's Marriott School of Business and earned his MBA from Seattle University.

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