Steve Jobs’ unmatched passion for Apple is what made him one
of the world’s best recruiters, says
former Apple CEO John Sculley.
The late Apple co-founder was
notorious for his ability to organize a team of A players.
According to Sculley, that’s because Jobs never let failure
trip him up.
recruiter I ever met was Steve Jobs,” Sculley told
Business Insider. “He really set no limits to
the talent he would go after. He felt what he was doing was
so incredibly important to the world. Why not get the best?”
recruited Sculley himself when he worked as CEO at Pepsi,
even though Sculley didn’t have any experience with tech
products. To recruit him, Jobs lured Sculley to Apple from
Pepsi with one of the most storied lines in business: “Do you
want to spend the rest of your life selling sugar water or do
you want a chance to change the world?”
Jobs’ methods didn’t pan, warned Sculley.
He unabashedly pursued the top people in tech and business,
even though sometimes it didn’t end up being a good fit.
didn’t always work out, but the reality was that he never
compromised on trying to go for the best talent he could,”
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