Failed Apple CEO John Sculley: If I were Samsung, I would tap Ron Johnson

The ever-increasingly vacant-eyed John Sculley, failed former Apple Computer CEO, discusses the next step for former J.C. Penney CEO Ron Johnson and how Samsung can use his retail expertise.

He speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg Surveillance.”

I think [Johnson’s] going to be in high demand; either go back to Apple, continue to build out the Apple store experience, or, if I were Samsung, I would be tapping him to go into those new fifty, uh, store-in-stores – ‘member the store-in-stores at JCP was very successful even though the overall company was’t – and Ron Johnson would be a superb executive to go in and build an experience for Samsung in the store-in-store at Best Buy similar to what he did at Apple… Apple has great products. Samsung has great products. I don’t see any reason why he can’t do it again. – Failed former Apple Computer CEO John Sculley

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: If you knew what you were doing, you bozo, you’d still be Apple CEO, not a D-level time-filler spouting off on random topics about which you have no meaningful knowledge or understanding on financial TV shows.

And, “similar to what he did at Apple?” This is Samsung you’re blathering about, bozo, so that would be an absolute given.

Bloomberg, what’s the rationale for putting this bozo on the air? “Today we turn for insight to the unprepared sugared water salesbozo who signed away Apple’s crown jewels to Microsoft, plunging the world into a miserably long Dark Age of Personal Computing, and who set Apple on course for a decade of decline to near non-existence.”

Worst. CEO. Ever. (Including Ballmer.)

By trotting out Sculley, hopefully Bloomberg Television is merely attempting comic relief.

“I don’t see any reason why he can’t do it again?” says Failed Apple CEO John Sculley. Gee, how about class, taste, loyalty and morality?

“If I were Samsung, I would…” If you were Samsung, you’d be living off what Steve Jobs built at Apple Inc. Oh, wait, you are.

Related article:
Sculley: Uh, maybe I shouldn’t have fired Steve Jobs – June 7, 2010


      1. Actually no.
        “Piece of shit” is a far more accurate description of John Sculley with what he pulled on Steve and the effect Sculley had on Apple’s near demise. “Failed” doesn’t even begin to cover the magnitude of his stupidity.

  1. I think that is is obvious that Samsung would be very keen to hire Johnson as part of their pathetic obsession with walking in Apple’s footsteps.

    I would like to think that Johnson has enough sense to turn them down. His track record at Apple was excellent, while his brief time at JCP was pretty wretched. He needs another retail success under his belt and Samsung are unlikely to provide that for him.

    1. They can have him! He’s no genius. As long as he doesn’t come back to Apple. You think Apple’s stock prices dropped in the last 6 1/2 months? Rehire Ron Johnson and see what happens. No, Apple doesn’t need him.

  2. Scullyitis;

    1. Blood turns to sugared water.
    2. Knees become weakened.
    3. Irresistible urge to flail about aimlessly.
    4. Random acts of giving, followed by remorse.
    5. Tourette’s like prattling about that which you do not know.

  3. If I were Ron Johnson, I would accept Samdungs offer, negotiate a big wad of money for my services and proceed to intentionally destroy Samdungs stores within a store. Then I would go to Apple and say…”Mission Accomplished”.

  4. That goes to show how much Sculley knows. Why the hell would anybody want to tap Ron Johnson. Now if he’d said he would be tapping Minka Kelly, that would make more sense.

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