Apple alumni and how they went on to change the world

“Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs will be remembered for many things, including his ability to find and work with smart, extremely talented people,” Connie Guglielmo reports for Forbes.

“While many of those people have remained loyal to the company — most of the executive team, or ET, at Apple is made of up men who have been with the company a decade or more, including current CEO Tim Cook – some have left and taken on new challenges,” Guglielmo reports. “Here’s a look at some of the most notable Apple alumni – and what they’re up to today.”

• Andy Hertzfeld
• Avie Tevanian
• Bill Atkinson
• Burrell Smith
• Clement Mok
• Donna Dubinsky
• Fred Anderson
• Gil Amelio
• Guy Kawasaki
• Heidi Roizen
• Jean-Louis Gassee
• Joanna Hoffmann
• John Sculley
• Jon Rubinstein
• Marc Benioff
• Michael Spindler
• Mike Markkula
• Reid Hoffman
• Ron Johnson
• Susan Kare
• Tony Fadell
• Jef Raskin
• Steve Wozniak
• Andy Rubin
• Dave Morin
• Alan Kay
• Queen Raina
• Bill Campbell

Full article here.


  1. Steven Jobs personally participated in job interviews of more than five thousand (!) people.

    And, yes, it some whom he later considered to be “mistakes” — like John Scully — went to change the world.

    Scully is responsible for two of the biggest three CPU architectures in the world — ARM and PowerPC. Both used in combined quantity over billion devices. Apple under Scully found desktop RISC CPU called Acorn to scale it down to mobile and make ARM of it. And Apple went to scale down workstation class Power CPU from IBM to create desktop PowerPC architecture.

    In this aspect, Steven Jobs would probably do the same thing as Scully, if he was not ousted from Apple.

    1. uh, you forgot to mention this,DeRS:

      ’s board had tolerated Sculley because he had consistently delivered on his predictions, but his luck was about to run out.

      Sculley had assured the board that Apple would continue growing. The company’s stock price had neared $70 in the middle of 1992, but it was in sharp decline. By the first quarter of 1993, Apple had posted a profit of $4.6 million, a fraction of what the company had earned the year before. The stock lost almost two-thirds of its value in just a few weeks.

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