Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 22nd Feb 2006 22:21 UTC, submitted by anonymous
John Sculley was instrumental in Apple's rise and fall during the late eighties and early nineties. By 1990, Apple was the largest PC manufacturer in the world, but at the same time, the company was hemorrhaging research money. After a power struggle that started almost as soon as Steve Jobs left the company in 1985, he was deposed in favor of his trusted aid, Michael Spindler. Read more.