“I didn’t have a dorm room, so I slept on the floor in friends’ rooms, I returned Coke bottles for the 5-cent deposits to buy food with, and I would walk the seven miles across town every Sunday night to get one good meal a week at the Hare Krishna temple. I loved it. And much of what I stumbled into by following my curiosity and intuition turned out to be priceless later on.”
A recollection by one of those heartless billionaires we hear so much about today. Apparently, he didn’t inherit his wealth, so it must have been wrung from the bleeding sinews of oppressed workers. Oops, nope, it turns out that people loved working for this guy. Well — Wall Street old boy connections, then? No again — he started his company with a friend using $1300 of their own savings. Ah — government subsidies? Nope. What then?
Like he said, curiosity and intuition. Who is it? You probably already guessed. Steve Jobs.
No sweet Solyndra deals for him. But — only the government can make big things happen, right? Any thoughts, Mr. Trumka? Mrs. Pelosi?