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John Sculley Talks about Firing Steve Jobs in 85

John Sculley Talks about Firing Steve Jobs in 85

Sep 9 2013, 2:22pm CDT | by

Fallout started over Macintosh office and 85

Back in 1985 Steve Jobs was fired from Apple by former CEO John Sculley. That move was one of the most infamous in all of technology and Sculley recently offered some insight on what went on that...

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John Sculley Talks about Firing Steve Jobs in 85

Sep 9 2013, 2:22pm CDT | by

Fallout started over Macintosh office and 85

Back in 1985 Steve Jobs was fired from Apple by former CEO John Sculley. That move was one of the most infamous in all of technology and Sculley recently offered some insight on what went on that led to Jobs' firing. Sculley shed light on the subject last week at a conference in Bali.

Sculley spent 8 min. going over what exactly happened that led to Jobs being let go reports CNET . According to Sculley with the big reasons why the two didn't get along was Macintosh Office it was introduced in 1985. Sculley said:

"Steve went into a deep depression," Sculley said. As a result, "Steve came to me and he said, 'I want to drop the price of the Macintosh and I want to move the advertising, shift a large portion of it away from the Apple 2 over to the Mac."

"I said, 'Steve, it's not going to make any difference. The reason the Mac is not selling has nothing to do with the price or with the advertising. If you do that, we risk throwing the company into a loss.' And he just totally disagreed with me."

"And so I said, "Well, I'm gonna go to the board. And he said, 'I don't believe you'll do it. And I said: Watch me."

Sculley also noted Jobson previously overseen a number of product failures including the Lisa and Apple 3. Revenue from Apple 2 computers was also on the decline according to Sculley.

"What would have happened if we hadn't have had that showdown?...I did not have the breadth of experience at that time to really appreciate just how different leadership is when you are shaping an industry," Sculley said, "as Bill Gates did or Steve Jobs did, versus when you're a competitor in an industry, in a public company, where you don't make mistakes because if you lose, you're out."

 
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Christian Bale no longer set to play Steve Jobs in upcoming Aaron Sorkin flick

Nov 3 2014 3:30pm CST | Source: TUAW

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Christian Bale has pulled out of the Aaron Sorkin penned Steve Jobs biopic. The report claims that Bale decided to withdraw from the film because he felt he wasn't right for the role. Sour ...
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2 weeks ago

Christian Bale Has Reportedly Decided Not to Play Steve Jobs

Nov 3 2014 1:52pm CST | Source: iClarified

Christian Bale will not be Steve Jobs after all, according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter.Sources say Bale, after much deliberation and conflicting feelings, came to the conclusion he was not right for the part and decided to withdraw. The script is said to be divided into three acts that detail Jobs preparing for three presentations that came to define his life and the life of the co ...
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3 weeks ago

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Oct 31 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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3 weeks ago

Former Android head Andy Rubin leaving Google

Oct 31 2014 10:27am CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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3 weeks ago

Seth Rogan set to play Woz in upcoming Steve Jobs biopic

Oct 30 2014 5:00pm CDT | Source: TUAW

Seth Rogan has been tapped to play the role of Steve Wozniak in Aaron Sorkin's upcoming Steve Jobs biopic, Variety reports. The 32-year-old actor, known for his roles in films such as 40 Year Old Virgin and ...
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3 weeks ago

Seth Rogen tapped to play Steve Wozniak in upcoming Jobs biopic

Oct 30 2014 3:47pm CDT | Source: MacNN

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3 weeks ago

Seth Rogen to play Steve Wozniak alongside Christian Bale's Steve Jobs

Oct 30 2014 2:22pm CDT | Source: Apple Insider

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3 weeks ago

Microsoft unveils $199 iOS-compatible fitness band, health app

Oct 30 2014 12:55pm CDT | Source: Mac Daily News

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