Way back in the mid-1970s, when dinosaurs still roamed Melbourne’s outer suburbs, Steve Wozniak said to his HP boss something along the lines of “I’ve had this great idea: personal computers in every home.” His boss at HP, in turn, said words to the effect of “Pfff. If that ever catches on I’ll eat my highly-flammable, synthetic safari suit.”
Undeterred, Wozniak buddied-up with a bloke called Steve Jobs. And the rest, as they say, is geektastic history.
The world’s first home microcomputer, Apple I, got its start in 1976 after Jobs and Wozniak raised a cool $1300 in initial investment.
Thirty-five years later, we like to think Wozniak allowed himself a brief “ne-ner-ne-nerr!” moment when Apple recently passed HP as the word’s leading volume producer of PCs.
Why the tech history lesson, you ask? Well, Steve Wozinator is on his way to Australia-land in May to present a series of world-first seminars entitled: The Apple Story: Disruptive Innovation, Inspiration and Entrepreneurial Wizardry
As co-founder of the world’s most valuable company, we imagine Wozniak has a nugget or two of wisdom to impart on Apple’s fundamental business philosophy and the late Jobs’ legacy.
“The best ideas didn’t come from a book. If you want to be a success, then you need to live and breathe your philosophy,” Wozniak says.
The Apple Story seminar is a half-day event geared towards progressive business leaders and management. It aims to revolutionise corporate culture, expand upon the notion of ‘disruptive innovation’, and encourage entrepreneurial spirit at all levels of company structure.
“Apple is coming out with totally new disruptive technologies that take the world in a new direction all the time, where normally those avenues are closed off. So, this is a very unusual story.”
You can get your fix on May 11 in Perth, May 14 in Sydney and May 16 in Melbourne. To book, head quickly to www.stevewozniaklive.com