“Adams, using some of the cash he’d earned from the sale of his company, bought a Porsche 911 at the same time Jobs did,” Guglielmo reports. “To avoid car-door dings, they parked near each other–taking up three parking spaces between them. One day Jobs rushed over to Adams’ cubicle and told him they had to move the cars.”
Guglielmo reports, “‘“I said, ‘‘Why?,’ and he said, ‘Randy, we have to hide the Porsches. Ross Perot is coming by and thinking of investing in the company, and we don’t want him to think we have a lot of money.” They moved the cars around to the back of NeXT’s offices in Palo Alto, Calif. and Perot invested $20 million in the company in 1987 and took a seat on the board.”
Read more in the full article, including how Jobs purposely left Bill Gates waiting in the NeXT lobby for an hour, here.
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