While with Liquid Computing, I was fortunate to be able to help launch and sponsor the Computer History Museum’s special Commodore 64 Anniversary event, held in December 2007. The event included a panel of industry luminaries responsible for the Commodore 64, Commodore Amiga, IBM PC and Apple.
A video of the panel session is below:
Prior to the event, I asked Jack Tramiel if he had any advice for entrepreneur’s such as myself – his advice was “Work hard. Work very, very hard. And you will be successful.”
Knowing how big organizations can behave – I had always wondered how Bill Lowe was able to launch the IBM PC and survive inside a large organization. During a side discussion he shared that his ability to survive and make things happen — in part – was due to his special relationship with some key members of the IBM board of directors that actively supported him.
Some pics from the event are below: