While Steve Jobs was and in some ways still is notorious for being the talk of the town, co-founder Steve Wozniak has always been your quintessential quiet genius. His inputs were instrumental in the creation of Apple I and Apple II — that is before iMac, iPod, iPhone, and iPad came along. In fact, the circuit design for the first computer that Apple created and sold was single handedly designed by Wozniak.
Though in later years, Wozniak slowly edged away from Apple before finally branching out in 1987, he’s still widely known as one of the great innovators of our era. More recently, Wozniak shocked reporters in Australia by declaring that he doesn’t have access to broadband Internet at home. Now here’s a man who truly dances to his own beat. What is it that we can learn from Wozniak about business, creativity and innovation? These 12 tips.
“What often wins out in innovation is taking something that’s done before and making it easier,” Wozniak told a conference in Sydney today.
“Ease is the key. All the computer innovation that has come out of Silicon Valley has made life easier for people in some way.”