John Murrell

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QOTD: Sculley on Steve Jobs and Success by Design

“The thing that separated Steve Jobs from other people like Bill Gates–Bill was brilliant too, but Bill was never interested in great taste. He was always interested in being able to dominate a market. He would put out whatever he had to put out there to own that space. Steve would never do that. Steve believed in perfection….When I think about different kinds of CEOs–CEOs who are great leaders, CEOs who are great turnaround artists, great deal negotiators, great people motivators–but the great skill that Steve has is he’s a great designer. Everything at Apple can be best understood through the lens of designing.”

John Sculley, one-time CEO of Apple, offers his insights into the secrets of Steve Jobs’s success in a long interview with “Cult of Mac” author Leander Kahney.


We’re Taking the Day Off to Eat Too Much

November 28, 2013 at 3:00 am PT

Yahoo Snaps Up Image-Discovery Startup LookFlow

October 23, 2013 at 10:43 am PT

GoDaddy Acquires Online Invoicing Firm Ronin

October 02, 2013 at 11:13 am PT

Symantec Nominates Two New Directors

August 28, 2013 at 9:49 am PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik