“Steve was one of those people who set such a high standard, with a refusal to compromise, that he ended up changing the world. All of us, including his competitors, are better off for this … he forced everyone to to up their game. And I think he did this ultimately in pursuit of an ideal (beauty and elegance thru simplicity), not in pursuit of worldly success. In this regard, he can be rightly compared to other leaders that set ‘impossibly high standards’ and changed the world (Gandhi, Muhammad Yunnus, etc.).”
VMware’s CEO Paul Maritz on the death of Steve Jobs.