Former Apple Evangelist Guy Kawasaki pays tribute to 'visionary' Steve Jobs

Last night, Steve Jobs resigned as chief executive of Apple. The technologist and visionary has been the driving force behind Apple's success over the past two decades. Under his leadership, the iPod, iPhone and iPad were born and Apple joined the ranks of fellow superbrands Microsoft, Ford and General Electric to dominate the top tier of the markets.

Steve Jobs' decision to step down marks the end of an era for the technology company. It will also impact the company financially: Jobs' announcement has already hit Apple's share price, which fell 7% wiping $25bn off the firm's value.

Fears over Jobs' health have plagued the firm of late. He resigns following a seven-month leave of absence from Apple, but was still actively involved in the running of the firm. Tim Cook will take over as Steve Jobs' successor.

Guy Kawasaki, erstwhile Apple Evangelist, talks about Steve Jobs' role at the company and the impact of his return to Apple in 1997. "If it wasn't for Steve Jobs, Apple would have died," he says.

As we mark the departure of one of the most iconic CEOs of our time, Kawasaki gives his insights - as a member of the Apple inner circle - on the achievements of Steve Jobs during his tenure.

Watch the full interview with Guy Kawasaki

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