June 06, 2022
Tony Fadell began his career in General Magic, before becoming CTO of Philips and then an early Apple employee. He’s best known for his work as the father of the iPod, and for developing the iPhone. He later went on to found smart home company Nest. Most recently he released Build: An Unorthodox Guide to Making Things Worth Making, an “advice encyclopedia” packed with 30+ years of Silicon Valley knowledge.
We caught up with him to hear about the early days at Apple and Nest, what goes into making products, how failures can lead to the biggest successes, and how consumer tech has changed over his time in the industry.
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“We need a user-friendly — no, a ‘user-delightful’ — tool to bring digital asset security to the rest of us, not just the geeks,” said Fadell.