And, also like him, she delivered an iconic commencement address. His was at Stanford and the memes were to stay hungry and stay foolish. Hers was at Wake Forest and it celebrated human resilience. Here is coverage of Abramson's speech in the Hollywood Reporter.
Abramson noted that her father would have been just as proud of her now, after losing a big job, as he had been when she first got that job. That's because he saw the power of setbacks to show your stuff.
Had Jobs not been canned, he might never have gone onto the iPhone. Out in the career desert, he grew up, at least enough to function in a growing organization that had to move on from the Mac. Who knows where Abramson will wind up, post the front-page humiliation of a very public firing. Could she run for president in 2016? Hillary Clinton better watch out.