The Apple founder you’ve never heard of

Early in its infancy, the Apple Computer Company had at its core two young and promising technies named Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak. The two were the energy and the engine behind the new venture.

Also in the mix was a man named Ronald Wayne. Wayne had worked with Jobs at Atari and was essentially the two young men’s “adult supervision“. He was credited with writing the first Apple I manual and creating the Apple logo.

Wayne was offered 10% stake in the company and within two weeks – sold his share for $800. Soonafter, he was given another $1500 to reliquish any claims he had with Apple – essentially, “you’re totally out” money.

Apple would soon begin its skyrocket into history gaining more and more share of the computer market year after year. The company is now a billion dollar earner and one of the most admired companies in the world.

Asked about his sale of his early shares, Warren admits he made the “best decision with the information available to me at the time.

In this life there are chances for success and failure. We never really know how they’ll pan out. But, the real shame is never starting something or trying.

Wayne isn’t the failure. It’s those who never get going.

 

 

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