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Terry Gou Part 4: Gou’s Creativity



A primary part of this tycoon’s persona is his innate creativity.  He was nearly single-handedly responsible for the concept which became known as the “bare-bones” version as it applies to computers.  To minimize shipping expenses of the outer frames of computers, he devised a plan to fill the housings with basic/standard computers so they weren’t shipping only empty casings- an idea embraced to this day.  When Apple needed aluminum alloy enclosures for their G5 towers, every manufacturer they turned to said “no”. None claimed to have the proper tooling to make a housing tall enough. Gou, however, found a way to say “yes” by utilizing auto-body forming tools to manufacture the housings. The rest of the story has made history!

Read the other parts of the “Terry Gou” series here!

Part 1        Part 2          Part 3         Part 5

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