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Fire in the Valley, 3rd Edition by Paul Freiberger, Michael Swaine

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Chapter 7Apple

I try to get people to see what I see. When you run a company, you have to get people to buy into your dreams.

Steve Jobs

It was the prototypical Silicon Valley start-up story: two smart boys with a driving passion and an angel investor, all three of them willing to risk it all for a chance at the gold ring. Conceived at a Homebrew meeting and launched on April Fool’s Day, Apple would grow to be the most valuable company in the world. But it started with two bored teenagers playing with scavenged electronics.

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