Tag Archives: Steve Jobs

Early Apple Computer Sells for $375,000 at Sotheby’s

15 Jun

Originally posted on Gallerist:

Apple I Computer, 1976. (Courtesy Sotheby’s)

This morning, Sotheby’s New York sold an Apple Computer for $374,500—more than twice its high estimate of $180,000—in its Fine Books & Manuscripts sale. The computer, a 1976 Apple I, one of the first compact model computer that could be used by non-experts to type on a keyboard and operate basic programs, ushered in the era of personal computing.

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Making a Dent in the Universe – Results from the NSF I-Corps

11 Jun

Originally posted on Steve Blank:

Our goal teaching for the National Science Foundation was to make a dent in the universe.

Could we actually teach tenured faculty how to turn an idea into a company?  And if we did, could it change their lives?

We can now answer these questions.

Hell yes.


The Lean LaunchPad class for the National Science Foundation (NSF)
Over the last 6 months, we’ve been teaching a version of the Lean LaunchPad class for the National Science Foundation Innovation Corps.  We’ve taught two cohorts: 21 teams ending in December 2011, and 24 teams ending in May 2012. In July 2012 we’ll teach 50 more teams, and another 50 in October. Each 3-person team consists of a Principal Investigator, an Entrepreneurial Lead and a Mentor.

The Principal Investigator (average age of ~45) is a tenured faculty running their own research lab who has had an active NSF grant within…

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Video: Malcolm Gladwell dissing Steve Jobs

10 Jun

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