Twentieth Century Industrialist and the founder of Panasonic, Konosuke Matsushita, established a garden outside of the firm’s modest headquarters in Osaka, Japan. In this garden, he commissioned and placed statues of his heroes. Fittingly, a giant statue of Thomas Edison is at the center of this collection of remarkable Western and Asian inventors and thinkers. A few of the recognizable names beyond Edison, include: Anton Phillips, Ampere, Marconi and Ohm. In my mind, Steve Jobs is now strolling in his traditional garb in this garden, talking and debating with Matsushita, Edison and the other great thinkers and doers that have defined our age of technology.
Safe travels, Steve and thanks for your contributions to our world.