By May “Mosaic” Advincula, Staff Writer

The New York Times best-seller, Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson, combines two years’ worth of interviews with Jobs in addition to interviews with family, friends and critics, and provides a candid look into how the different people and experiences he encountered resulted in the successful development of products and business strategy. A self-proclaimed perfectionist, Jobs’ life story provides a glimpse into how using one’s imagination can be the catalyst for great ideas and innovations.

One of the most iconic visionaries and leaders of the 21st century, Steve Jobs will be forever remembered for his amazing successes including bringing a once down-trodden company to one of the most successful and powerful companies of the digital age and revolutionizing the landscape of the industry altogether.

With a constantly evolving landscape, and an ever-increased importance for America to continue to sustain its innovative edge in a world of fierce competition, this book serves as a reminder of the type of talent and visionary it takes to evolve ideas into actionable reality.

Many have claimed that there will never be another Steve Jobs. However, rather than lament that we will never have someone of his caliber in our lifetime, we should view his legacy of unique leadership and vision as inspiration for ourselves to push ourselves beyond what we think we are capable of.

Jobs serves as a testament to “living life to the fullest” and I encourage you all to end the year with a renewed sense of inspiration, and to move forward in 2012 with the same conviction.

As Jobs said in his 2005 commencement speech to Stanford graduates, ““Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

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