I spent much of yesterday in between meetings reading all of the heartfelt reflections from people across the web about how Steve Jobs touched their lives. It has been an amazing tribute. As Annie Lowery of Slate tweeted yesterday morning, “Cannot remember such public mourning for a business leader, ever.” I’d like to add my gratitude and reflections to this outpouring.
I got my start in the world of policy and advocacy in Washington, D.C., first at the Progressive Policy Institute working on social entrepreneurship, and later at the Partnership for Public Service working on government reform. I loved both jobs, both because of the incredible people I got to work with and also the common mission of finding better ways to solve America’s problems.