My only personal encounter with him came in the form of a brief email earlier this year.
You certainly can’t disagree with the people who call him an innovator, a genius, a modern-day Thomas Edison and everything in between.
But he was also, without a doubt, the greatest salesman of our time. Somehow he convinced close to 100 million people to buy a product that none of them needed and most of them couldn’t afford:
I still get excited when I watch that video.