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Personality at Work: The Drivers and Derailers of Leadership by Ronald Warren

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CHAPTER 1

The Two Steves

It was 1968, the early days of Silicon Valley. Tidy bungalows sat among the orange groves, burgeoning electronics firms, and defense contractors. Twenty-year-old Steve Wozniak, who lived with his parents in San Jose, rode his bike over to his buddy Bill Fernandez’s house to work together in the Fernandez garage where they’d been building electronic gadgets together for years. Fernandez, a senior from Homestead High School, invited a sophomore schoolmate, Steve Jobs, who lived nearby in Los Altos. Bill was excited to introduce them because he knew that both were really into electronics. Despite their five-year age difference, they hit it off immediately. Woz remembers himself and Steve Jobs—“skinny and wiry and full ...

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