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Business Ideas – 3 Business Lessons From Steve Wozniak by Evan Carmichael
Today we’re going to look at how an entrepreneur whose father didn’t believe he would ever reach his goals set out to follow his passion for computers and built one of the largest companies in the world, quickly proving his father wrong. This is the story of Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and the top 3 lessons that you can learn from his success.
“Don’t think about the money you don’t have. Rather, what can you do with what you do have?”- Steve Wozniak
Stephen “Woz” Wozniak (born August 11, 1950) is a Polish American computer engineer and programmer who co-founded Apple Inc. While in school, Wozniak tapped into his intense passion for computers and started designing computers on paper based on the theories that he knew. He told his father that he would one day own his own computer. When his father said “Well Steve, they cost as much as a house,” Wozniak replied, “Well, I’ll live in an apartment.”
Wozniak didn’t have friends growing up. He spent his time between his schoolwork and his experiments. Things changed, however, when he met Steve Jobs. With Jobs’ ability to convince people to give them parts, Wozniak went to work on building the Apple I. In 1976, Wozniak and Jobs started Apple together with the goal of making computers a tool everyone could use, not just big corporations.
Today, Apple has over $100 Billion in revenues and is one of the largest 50 companies in the world. In 2000, Wozniak was inducted into the National Hall of Fame and has received honorary degrees from multiple universities. His plan was never to start a company but rather to design computers. Luckily for the world, he decided to do both.
Action Item #1: Don’t Think About the Money You Don’t Have
Action Item #2: Focus
Action Item #3: Partner Up
Wozniak sold his HP calculator and Steve Jobs sold his Volkswagon van raising $1,300 to fund the launch of Apple. Jobs told Wozniak that even if they were not successful they could at least tell their grandkids they had their own company.
Exclusive interview of Larry Page & Sergey Brin – Co-founders Google Inc
Bloomberg Game Changers – Sergey Brin & Larry Page Google
Bloomberg Game Changers – Sergey Brin & Larry Page Google Full Story, Learn from the founders of Google, how the they turned a garage project to a global tech giant. But it wasn’t easy.
It’s Not about The Knockdown
From start to finish this high powered youth presentation will leave your students thinking about what is possible and will give them Ian Humphrey’s six step process that will help them rise from the canvas after being knocked down by life.
Human ATMs- – Business
Human ATMs- – Business
Apple has patented a technology that can link up people who want to borrow money with people willing to lend it, but critics say the process could be fraught with peril.
Molly Crockett: Beware neuro-bunk
Brains are ubiquitous in modern marketing: Headlines proclaim cheese sandwiches help with decision-making, while a “neuro” drink claims to reduce stress. There’s just one problem, says neuroscientist Molly Crockett: The benefits of these “neuro-enhancements” are not proven scientifically. In this to-the-point talk, Crockett explains the limits of interpreting neuroscientific data, and why we should all be aware of them.
Neuroscientist Molly Crockett studies altruism, morality and value-based decision-making in humans.
WHY YOU SHOULD LISTEN TO HER
Can what you eat influence your sense of justice? Will a simple drug make you more likely to help a stranger on the street? Neuroscientist Molly Crockett asks and answers these and many other fascinating questions about the influence of neurotransmitters, like dopamine and serotonin, on altruism and decision-making. Neuroscience may hold the answer, says Crockett, but there are still limits to our ability to draw conclusions from neural research. Crockett received her PhD from the University of Cambridge in 2011, and she is currently working with support from the four-year Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship studying human altruism in labratories worldwide.
Why Kids Just Want Apple Products for Christmas
Nov. 21, 2012 (Bloomberg) — Stephanie Ruhle reports on what children want for Christmas. Bloomberg Businessweek’s Sam Grobart also speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.” (Source: Bloomberg)