Student Explains How Steve Jobs Inspired Him

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Steve Jobs, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer last night at the age of 56, didn't just change lives with new technology, he seemed to achieve his life goal-- creating a billion dollar company that didn't lose its soul.

He also inspired a generation.

Elliot Cohen, MBA graduate student at MIT's Sloan School of Management, said that he thinks of Steve Jobs on a daily basis.

"I literally wake up every morning inspired to push further and to push harder because I want to make the world a better place," he told Here & Now's Robin Young.

Cohen says he's interested in becoming an entrepreneur in the health care industry, and he wants to take with him lessons from Jobs.

"His technology was all about enabling a new experience in one's life, not about the technology as an end in and of itself," he said.

Cohen continued: "If you've got a vision and you think the world's going to be a better place for it don't take no for an answer... to me that's what he stood for," he said.


  • Elliot Cohen, MBA graduate student at MIT's Sloan School of Management

This segment aired on October 6, 2011.


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