What Steve Wozniak - Apple Co-Founder had to say about Smiling in Business
Posted: Thu, 06 Sep 2018 08:00
Steve Wozniak or 'Woz' as he likes to be called was a delight to interview at an International Business Conference. Although he is known as an engineering genius, what many us don't know is that he studied psychology at an early age out of his fascination to understand more about people; and says that in studying different cultures there were very few constants across cultures and time periods. The one constant he noticed was the gift of smiling, and that smiling is always friendly. He says, 'smiling is appreciated and it makes you friends'. He also confessed that he realised how much of a geek he was in his younger years and wondered how he was ever going to get a girlfriend and thought 'he'd better smile'. I love his formula for happiness: Happiness = Smiles – Frowns, and on meeting him one can begin to see how his easy style and willingness to get on with people has been a great help to him in being successful in business over the years. Woz, sites smiling as a key ingredient for business and is a great example to us all. Don't forget to keep stepping and smile!