“Tuesday on CNBC’s Fast Money, former Apple Computer CEO John Sculley called in to weigh in on our panel discussion of whether or not the company’s best days are behind it,” Dan Nathan writes for RiskReversal.com. “There was a lot of Twitter hate thrown our way for having Sculley on. After all, he’s the guy who effectively fired company founder Steve Jobs in 1985.”
“But this historical view is sort of fascinating, because while we know Steve Jobs was a unique visionary, was he a great CEO for most of his career?” Nathan writes. “What’s indisputable is that Jobs tenure at Apple (in a CEO capacity) in the early 1980s, despite some critical success with the Macintosh in 1984, was heading the company into financial ruin.”
‘Yes, Sculley was a failed CEO of Apple, presiding over a lost decade” Nathan writes. “So was Steve Jobs the first time around.”
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MacDailyNews Take: It is disputable, since Jobs was never CEO of Apple in the early 1980s. Jobs was never Apple’s CEO until he was named Interim Chief Executive Officer in September 1997. The rest of Nathan’s article is similarly uninformed.
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