Here's How To Whip Up A Tech Giant Like Apple

An Apple logo adorns the wall of Apple's new retail store in San Francisco
An Apple logo adorns the wall of Apple's new retail store in San Francisco, California.REUTERS

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By Ben Popken

Grads, you've just walked across the stage and gotten your diploma and then you heard how Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway put a billion dollars into Apple after it suffered its first quarterly decline in revenue in 13 years.

Now you might be wondering, how do I go about building a company worth a half-trillion-dollars?

Follow this recipe and you'll see it's "as easy as pie!"

Recipe for Apple, Inc.

  • Take one focused exec (black turtleneck)
  • Combine with one engineer (circuit board)
  • Add a Los Altos, California garage (toss in garage door opener)
  • Combine with hundreds of millions of users worldwide (pour in apple sauce)
  • Suppliers who employ 1.6 million people worldwide (drizzle in bag of cogs)
  • Add a dash of labor complaints (wring sweatband into bowl)

And one more thing...

  • Sprinkle in $1 billion Buffett bucks
  • Beat the competition vigorously
  • Put in the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 40 years, remove

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