The Artful Dodger wrote:There's this romantic image of entrepreneurs toiling night and day building the next big thing in their garages over every detail, overcoming all the odds by a combination of determination, grit, and skill to be successful...
i think the guy in the garage doing all the work was woz and not jobs.
jobs was a classic narcissist and manipulated people very well. that's what he did with steve wozniak.
To be clear, Wozniak created the Apple I but he and Jobs worked on the Apple II. The hardware/software work was designed by Woz while Jobs provided the product input and marketing work. However, Jobs was more influential in the development of the Mac line. Woz is probably the best and most influential hacker, but Jobs was the perfect complement to that and much of Apple's future success hinged on his product management philosophy. (That said, history hasn't treated Woz as well as Jobs, at least in the mainstream limelight.)
If anything, Wozniak's superior technical proficiency highlights why Jobs is a classic entrepreneur. He wasn't particularly great in one or two things (let alone to be a computing genius like Woz), but was good/very good in a wide range of expertise: technical, product, sales, management, etc.