Steve Jobs’ Golden Ticket idea

Steve Jobs Golden Ticket Willy Wonka The Office Michael Scott

Just like Michael Scott did in The Office Season 5 episode, Golden Ticket, Steve Jobs had a golden ticket idea to promote the launch of the iMac:

Steve’s idea was to do a Willy Wonka with it. Just as Wonka did in the movie, Steve wanted to put a golden certificate representing the millionth iMac inside the box of one iMac, and publicize that fact. Whoever opened the lucky iMac box would be refunded the purchase price and be flown to Cupertino, where he or she (and, presumably, the accompanying family) would be taken on a tour of the Apple campus.

Steve had already instructed his internal creative group to design a prototype golden certificate, which he shared with us. But the killer was that Steve wanted to go all out on this. He wanted to meet the lucky winner in full Willy Wonka garb. Yes, complete with top hat and tails.

This excerpt is from the book Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success by Ken Segall.

Source: MacRumors

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The Office: Fundraiser, 8.22

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The Office Fundraiser David Wallace

Writer: Owen Ellickson, Director: David Rogers

Summary (NBC): Andy makes a splash at a local fundraiser — unemployed Andy crashes a fundraiser for the Senator and winds up adopting twelve disabled dogs. Dwight discovers that winning an auction means losing money, and Darryl teaches Nellie how to eat a taco. Guest stars: Jack Coleman, Catherine Tate.

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