Change the history books, John Sculley says he never fired Steve Jobs
0. phoneArena posted on 14 Jan 2012, 00:37
Despite Steve Jobs' claim that John Sculley had him fired from the company that he co-founded, Sculley himself is changing history by saying that he never fired Jobs from Apple; the former soft drinks CEO was brought to Apple by Jobs in order to sell computers like soft drinks...
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1. Droid_X_Doug posted on 14 Jan 2012, 01:02 7
It is called plausible deniability. Steve 'resigned' rather than be fired. Demoting him was tantamount to being fired. The demotion was the trigger that caused him to head for greener pastures. Fortunately for Apple, Steve returned.
Interesting how at his death, Steve's Disney holdings were worth more than his Apple holdings....
4. remixfa posted on 14 Jan 2012, 03:58 2
Thats because one of the companies that he started was Pixar.
6. jaydee77ca posted on 14 Jan 2012, 09:47 6
Jobs didn't start Pixar, he bought it.
"Pixar began in 1979 as the Graphics Group, part of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm before it was acquired by Apple Computer co-founder Steve Jobs in 1986."
12. DetroitTech posted on 14 Jan 2012, 20:43 2
OMG this Sculley guy is a joke compared to Jobs. Read him up on Wikipedia. He's nothing more than a traveling salesman(glorified). He's been involved with dozens of no name companies TRYING to be successful after getting fired from Apple but all he's really successful at is probably fooling people into thinking he knows what he's doing. I'm convinced he really had nothing to do with Apple's success during the time he was there and he just happened to be in a booming industry. Too bad the board of directors got duped into his "sell". Who knows what position they would be in today had they kept Jobs then. Possibly the PC and Windows might never have boomed like it did.
22. remixfa posted on 16 Jan 2012, 19:56 0
under sculley apple took a severe nose dive. by the time apple bought ol Steve's new OS that he was working on, apple was a shell of its former self. Thats why when steve took over he sold stock of the company to MS to have capital to revitalize it.
20. cheetah2k posted on 16 Jan 2012, 19:43 0
I think he had a brain fart, and thats what came out :p
21. remixfa posted on 16 Jan 2012, 19:54 1
pardon me. :)
even i am wrong once and a while. :)
11. DetroitTech posted on 14 Jan 2012, 20:34 1
Really good read. I'm liking all the Jobs/Apple drama that is coming out. That Scully guy looks like a corporate drone wannabe crunching numbers and playing it safe. He has no business trying to compete with the visionary that Steve Jobs was. Pepsi... pffff. Pepsi will always be second best to Coca Cola. Sell that second best experience buddy...
3. Sniggly posted on 14 Jan 2012, 03:51 2
Well that's all right. Jobs learned from that experience and never pulled the same stunt on anyone else.
Oh wait, haha. He did. When he was brought back to Apple by the head of the company at the time, he campaigned to then get the guy s**tcanned so he could be CEO again.
5. tacohunter posted on 14 Jan 2012, 05:39 2
"For his part, Sculley admitted that technology finally caught up to the vision of Steve Jobs. The work that Jobs did at NeXT was ahead of its time, according to Sculley, but it became "the core for Apple's recovery when computers were powerful enough and the cost of technology had come down enough.""
So that explains why the founder of the world wide web, Tim Berners Lee chose a Next computer. If you don't believe me http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T
And sort of he started Pixar and gave them the technology they needed.
8. cncrim posted on 14 Jan 2012, 10:56 1
I don't care how Sculley put it, demote is another way to said you are fire/less important, age have nothing to with what you can't or can do.
10. 530gemini posted on 14 Jan 2012, 15:08 0
Well he wasn't fired literally. But demoting him was a more subtle way of firing him. They won't fire him because he's a co-founder of Apple. But they knew that Steve was not the kind who would settle for less than what he thought he deserved, and he had too much pride to accept a demotion, and rightfully so. But all that matters is, in the end, Steve succeeded and proved them all wrong.
13. Stuntman posted on 14 Jan 2012, 23:50 1
It seemed that Sculley one way or another caused Jobs to leave the company. If I end up causing someone to be in a position that he didn't like and eventually leave, it's worse than firing him. I pretty much wasted his time and on top of that, didn't give him severance.
14. roscuthiii posted on 15 Jan 2012, 10:05 0
Sculley just doesn't want to be remembered anymore as the moron who chased off a guy as beloved as Steve Jobs.
15. roscuthiii posted on 15 Jan 2012, 10:07 0
He could have "clarified" history long ago... oh, except that Steve was still around then to refute Sculley's claim.
19. downphoenix posted on 16 Jan 2012, 17:08 0
We all know Jobs was egotistical, so this doesnt surprise me.