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LeonM · 2014-11-04 · Original thread
Woz sure seems like a humble guy.

You should read his biography 'iWoz' [0], it's a really nice read.


danso · 2013-02-08 · Original thread
Steve Wozniak. I feel like a dork saying this, but sometimes I'll randomly page through his autobiography because I know I'll be inspired/amused from reading it:

It's hard to think of many others who are as unequivocally good-natured as Woz...accomplished or not.

edw519 · 2010-01-19 · Original thread
My inspiration is Steve Wozniak. To this day, I try to write software with the same thinking he used when he built the Apple II. Get a clear picture of what you want, keep it as simple as possible, stand on the shoulders of giants but build your own tools when you have to, and keep all the details in your head. (This last one has made a huge difference in my work.)

You have no excuse not to read about this because Chapter 3 of Jessica Livingston's "Founders at Work" is one of the best treatments of Woz and is on line here:

Then check out


"Founders at Work"

edw519 · 2009-07-04 · Original thread
Biographies of the very rich and successful who started with nothing are usually very good. I look for common themes and key points in their lives. A few of my favorites:

Carnegie by Peter Krass,

"Titan, The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr." by Ron Chernow,

"iWoz", by Steve Wozniak,

jalammar · 2009-04-24 · Original thread
If you enjoyed this interview, you're sure to love his book.

iWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon: How I Invented the Personal Computer, Co-Founded Apple, and Had Fun Doing It

It's a really interesting look into Woz's mind and his life. It's especially endearing to engineers. I couldn't put it down till I finished it.

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