Complementary Skills *

  • The “Lone Genius” is a Myth.
  • Success of a company or a product often requires complementary skills.
    Three examples are provided.
  • Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, passed away at the age of 65.
    He had the technical expertise.
    Bill Gates had the business acumen to turn Paul Allen’s ideas into products.
    The two were complementary.
  • Steve Wozniak, co-founder of Apple, built the microcomputer and wanted to share his ideas with members of the Home Brew Computer Club.
    Steve Jobs had the business acumen and persuaded Woz to form Apple Computers.
    The two were complementary.
  • Oscar Hammerstein wrote beautiful lyrics.
    Richard Rodgers was a talented composer.
    The two produced hits for the Broadway and the movies.

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