Steve Jobs was posthumously inducted into the Bay Area Business Hall of Fame last Thursday, and Apple SVP Eddy Cue tweeted a link to the video, and was at the ceremony to accept the award and to give a speech about his former leader and friend.
The video presented a montage of Steve’s greatest hits, overlaid with narration by the man himself. Former Apple VP of Marketing Bill Campbell, who now serves on the company’s board of directors (and as a CEO coach of some renown) speaks briefly about Jobs, his relationship with his wife and kids and his legacy.
Cue then speaks for a few minutes about his relationship with Jobs and gives an anecdote about the introduction of the Bondi Blue iMac.
“He was a colleague, but most important, he was my friend. We talked every day, we talked about everything,” Cue says. “Even in my darkest days, he was there for me. When my wife had cancer, he was there for us. He helped me with the doctors and the treatments, he told me a lot about what he was going through, and her. And in many ways, she’s here tonight because of him, so thank you, Steve.”
Cue said that induction into the BAC Hall of Fame would have been important for Jobs because he met his wife, had children, and went to school in the Bay Area.
“Apple became the most valuable company on earth and it wasn’t even one of Steve’s goals,” Larry Ellison, Oracle CEO and friend of Jobs’ says in the video. “He wasn’t trying to be rich, he wasn’t trying to be famous, he wasn’t trying to be colorful. He was obsessed with the creative process and building something that was beautiful.”