Ronald Wayne made a decision 40 years ago for all the right reasons, and yet it proved costly. We should all aspire to the grace with which he has reconciled himself to that.
Who, you may ask, is this Ron Wayne and how much could he possibly be tested by one choice he made so long ago?
Well, you know Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak? Wayne co-founded Apple with them on April 1, 1976, playing what Wozniak described in his 2005 autobiography as "a huge role in those very early days at Apple."
If you've heard of Jobs and Wozniak but not Wayne, it's because Wayne relinquished his 10 percent stake in the new company after just 12 days for $800 and later received another...