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Steve Wozniak Destroys Entrepreneurs’ Self-Aggrandizing Dreams in One Fell Swoop

Are you a sleep-deprived, hot dog-eating, aspiring entrepreneur, slaving away in all available hours for the sake of a statistically improbable dream?

Prepare to have your aforementioned dream shattered.

Or at least, prepare to have the aesthetic styling of your hopes profoundly altered. We here at V+CO believe in small businesses, in ambition, in the capacity of Americans to have a vision, to build, to strategize, to shamble forward starry-eyed towards a distant, beaming hope, to materialize an unlikely vision into reality.

We also know that this entrepreneurial process can be brutal:... (read more)

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Steve Jobs Quotes Analyzed

Yahoo! News recently paid tribute to Steve Jobs, by compiling together a collection of his most meme-worthy quotes with some accompanying pictures.

At V+CO, we love the Steve Jobs/Apple cult of personality just as much as the next person. In fact, whenever someone says “next iPhone,” we instinctively just start shoving people down on the ground and running to the front of the nearest line, regardless of whether or not it’s actually a line to an Apple store. 

That being said, some of the most famous Steve Jobs quotes just don’t stand up to scrutiny, or even cursory analysis. Here are a few:

Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the... (read more)

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Apple Settles After Admitting to eBook Conspiracy

The illiterate public is outraged after learning that Apple conspired with five publishers to aggressively raise eBook prices. At a hearing in Manhattan, U.S. District Judge Denise Cote approved a settlement from Apple, priced at the hefty sum of $450 million. If Apple isn't able to appeal the ruling, the company will have to pay out $400 million to consumers and $50 million to lawyers for its central role in the violation of antitrust laws.

In its attempt to thwart its rival Amazon.com, and engage in eBook price-fixing, Apple worked with multiple publishers: Hachette Book Group Inc, HarperCollins Publishers LLC,... (read more)

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