“Sculley was originally made chairman of Apple in 1983, and between 1985 and 1993, he managed day-to-day operations while Steve Jobs was away at NeXT,” Meena Krishnamsetty reports for The Motley Fool.
MacDailyNews Take: Mismanaged day-to-day operations.
Krishnamsetty reports, “On the current situation Apple is in, Sculley had this to say: ‘I think they’re going through a very significant change now in terms of product cycles. Traditionally Apple introduces products once a year; now it’s really introducing products twice a year. The complexity of that from a supply chain is immense, and Apple seems to be doing it well. So, I think that people are underestimating just how well Apple is run, and just how successful the company can be when it gets to that twice-a-year product introduction cycle.’”
“Sculley’s comments here seem to agree with the unheralded notion that Tim Cook is a supply chain wizard,” Krishnamsetty reports. “On the subject of Apple’s valuation, the former Cupertino CEO said that ‘the question is: Does it still deserve a Steve Jobs premium?’ to which he paraphrastically answers ‘yes,’ due to the fact that Cook has a clear product leader in Jony Ive.”
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MacDailyNews Take: How out of character – the old sugar water sales bozo actually got something right!
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