When Great Minds Don’t Think Alike

A good example of a successful collaboration between different kinds of minds is the partnership between Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, who famously developed the Apple computer. Jobs conceived of a computer that was beautiful and simple to use, and Wozniak made it work. According to his biographer Walter Isaacson, Jobs wanted a “seamless user experience.” Wozniak, the techie, wanted lots of features, but Jobs knew that too many features would make the computer more confusing to use. This is an example of an artistic visual thinker working with a more technically oriented partner to create a very successful product.

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