An Interview with John Sculley, the Man who Fired Steve Jobs

An Interview John Sculley, the Man who Fired Steve Jobs

Apple wasn't always so successful. In the mid 80s, the company suffered from dwindling sales of Macs and John Sculley, a marketing executive from Pepsi, was brought in as CEO to help oversee the company in 1983. Two years later, John decided that Jobs had to go. Now, more than 20 years after the incident, The Daily Beast interviews John and asks him about his thoughts.

The Daily Beast - As Apple's CEO introduces his new iPhone today, and its market cap passes Microsoft's, the man who infamously fired him, John Sculley, tells The Daily Beast's Thomas E. Weber about his regrets, their rift—and how their partnership could have worked: Jobs should have been CEO, and Sculley's boss, rather than the other way around. Plus, other 1985 board members on Jobs then and now, and where they are today.

An interesting read for those wanting to find out more about Apple's not so glorious past. To read the full article, click here.

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