Steve Wozniak only joined Apple after intervention Steve Wozniak explains how Steve Jobs convinced him to leave Woz's dream job and help found Apple Computer:

"I was never going to leave HP for life. That's where I wanted to be forever," but Apple co-founder Steve Jobs launched a campaign that eventually persuaded Wozniak to strike off on his own. "Steve Jobs got all my friends and relatives to call me."
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