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

Originally posted on Fortune Tech: Technology blogs, news and analysis from Fortune Magazine:

“And of the great entrepreneurs of this era, people will have forgotten Steve Jobs”

FORTUNE — Edited down to 2 minutes for your convenience, author Malcolm Gladwell’s provocative remarks about which entrepreneurs will be remembered 50 years from now and which forgotten:

In a nutshell, the bestselling author (Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers) and high-end public speaker (top fee: $80,000 per hour) put Microsoft’s (MSFT) Bill Gates on a pedestal (“there will be statues of Gates across the Third World”) and trashed Apple’s (AAPL) Steve Jobs (“Who’s Steve Jobs again?”).

His appearance at the Toronto Public Library on May 28 is available in full on YouTube in four parts, starting here.

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