I believe the garage is a magical place with powers unlike any cushy corporate office could ever offer. It’s mayhem is what drives entrepreneur’s to keep focused on the creation – you know, don’t look up or around too often, just stay steady on the dream. And everyone loves an underdog story too, right? So check out these mind-blowing rags to riches stories (famous bands will have wait for another blog):
Today, Apple is an insanely huge multi-billion cooperation, but few people realize that it was started in a California garage by three young men. Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne developed the first Apple computer in 1976 in the garage of Steve Jobs’ parents’ house. See? It goes on…
Yes, the world’s most famous search engine was actually started in a garage. Larry Page and Sergey Brin, graduates of Stanford University, rented a garage from a friend in September of 1998. They worked day and night for a number of months and developed what would be known as Google. Today, Google is the most commonly used search engine in the world.
Walt and Roy Disney created their first films in their uncle’s garage in 1923. They started their career by creating “Alice Comedies,” which were actually a part of the original Alice in Wonderland animation series. Disney was only accepted by investors after enduring plenty of struggle and strife, but is now one of the most popular and highest-earning media houses and franchises in the world.
The lesson here is that the most amazing ideas have no boundaries. From small, obscure garages to multi-billion dollar companies, anyone who’s passionate about an idea can start—and grow—that idea, as long as they have that magical garage.