“John Sculley, former CEO of Apple, says that Tim Cook is doing a ‘terrific job’ leading the electronics maker forward,” Charlie Osborne reports for CNET.
“Sculley acted as Apple CEO from 1983 to 1993 after serving as chief executive at Pepsi Co. Steve Jobs was famous for the line used to hire the marketing expert: ‘Do you want to sell sugared water for the rest of your life? Or do you want to come with me and change the world?'” Osborne reports. “In an interview about the late cofounder, Sculley discussed the rumors of a disagreement about whether or not Apple devices should be IBM-compatible — which led to a fallout between Jobs and Sculley and resulted in the pair lobbying the board for each other’s removal.”
Osborne reports, “However, while discussing Apple’s new CEO, Tim Cook, who has been at the helm for more than two years, Sculley told CNBC Asia’s ‘Squawk Box’ on Tuesday: ‘”I think Cook is doing a terrific job. He’s not trying to be Steve jobs; only one person could be Steve Jobs and that was Steve. Steve could make the big creative leaps. What Tim is doing is continuing the Apple philosophy of no compromise and quality of their products and great styling. I think people are giving Apple a bum rap on what is still a great company with great products.'”
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