There Was Nothing 'Magical' About Jobs And Woz (AAPL, MSFT)
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Valley legend Vinod Khosla knows most of the tech industry's founding fathers first hand. Either he worked with them, competed against them, or later, as a venture capitalist, funded them. He's also a straight speaker. On Thursday, he received an award from the Churchill Club, a prestigious Silicon Valley institution. Khosla was a cofounder of Sun Microsystems, and was a big-time venture capitalist for Kleiner Perkins before launching his own firm, Khosla Ventures. Best-selling author Geoffrey Moore asked Khosla how to build magical cofounder relationships like Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak or Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates. Khosla balked at the Valley myth that Jobs and Wozniak were some kind of "perfect duet," as Moore put it. "With all due respect that's a load of crap," Khosla said. "There was no commonality between Steve and Woz." Jobs "carried the vision." Wozniak, or Woz, as he's known, is a technologist, Khosla explained. Similarly, Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer wasn'...
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