Ron Wayne Explains 'Why I Left Apple Computer After Only 12 Days'

Posted February 23, 2012 at 5:45pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 9950 views

Ron Wayne, one of the three original founders of Apple, explains why he left the company after only 12 days, in a recent Facebook post.

Wayne is promoting his new book 'Insolence of Office'.

I didn't separate myself from Apple because of any lack of enthusiasm for the concept of computer products. Aside from any immediate apprehension in regard to financial risks, I left because I didn't feel that this new enterprise would be the working environment that I saw for myself, essentially for the rest of my days. I had every belief would be successful but I didn't know when, what I'd have to give up or sacrifice to get there, or how long it would take to achieve that success.

In addition to my rather mundane daily activities during my time as an Apple Co-founder-a full time job at Atari working for Al Acorn and directly answerable to Nolan Bushnell as Atari's International Field Service engineer-I was writing my treatise on the true nature of money, Insolence of Office.


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Elysium - February 24, 2012 at 11:34am
This guy is a noob. He left because he thought Apple was going to fail so he sold his 10% share in 1976 for like $800. If he had waited in the long run, that stock would of worth $35 billion... That's just the gamble with new companies and he made a poor choice.
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