Steve Jobs and Apple: A life

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    (MoneyWatch) On his last day as Apple's (AAPL) CEO on August 24, 2011, Steve Jobs said that the company's "brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it." Certainly that's true by one measure -- in the year since Jobs's death, Apple has become the largest company in the U.S. by market value.

    Jobs died a year ago today of pancreatic cancer. He was 56. In the following gallery, CBS MoneyWatch blogger Erik Sherman looks at the iconic leader and the indelible mark he left on Apple -- and the world.

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    Erik Sherman is a widely published writer and editor who also does select ghosting and corporate work. The views expressed in this column belong to Sherman and do not represent the views of CBS Interactive. Follow him on Twitter at @ErikSherman or on Facebook.