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April 5, 1995 | JULIE PITTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sweeping away the last vestiges of the John Sculley era, Apple Computer Inc. Chief Executive Michael Spindler is implementing a broad reorganization of the personal computer maker. Apple said it hopes the restructuring will play to the company's historical strengths in certain market segments and in product development, where it is known for computers that integrate hardware and software.
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June 25, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A former Cruttenden & Co. stockbroker pleaded guilty Wednesday to receiving gifts, including a $50,000 Jaguar luxury car, from Spectrum Information Technologies in return for helping the wireless data company manipulate its stock price. Federal prosecutors said Reagan Richmond, 34, of Tustin conspired to manipulate Spectrum stock from 1992 to 1994 while working as a broker at Irvine-based Cruttenden, now known as Cruttenden Roth, and at Regency Capital Group Inc. in Glendale.
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February 8, 1994 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It may have been one of the worst career moves of all time. In October, John Sculley--having worn out his welcome at Apple Computer--joined a small, unproven, communications company called Spectrum Information Technologies. On Monday, he resigned--and filed a lawsuit against the executive he says recruited him to the job under false pretenses. It's a bizarre, tragicomic saga that may permanently blacken the reputation of one of the nation's most prominent business executives.
BUSINESS
March 31, 1997 | JULIE PITTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In May 1993, John Sculley was chairman of Apple Computer, a friend of Bill (as in Clinton) and some people's technology visionary du jour. Just eight months later, he was an out-of-work executive who'd embarrassed himself by going to work for a tainted Long Island company and was now being held responsible for the ruination of Apple. It was a remarkably precipitous fall. But now Sculley is trying once again to be a player in a technology industry that's always regarded him with suspicion.
BUSINESS
March 31, 1997 | JULIE PITTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In May 1993, John Sculley was chairman of Apple Computer, a friend of Bill (as in Clinton) and some people's technology visionary du jour. Just eight months later, he was an out-of-work executive who'd embarrassed himself by going to work for a tainted Long Island company and was now being held responsible for the ruination of Apple. It was a remarkably precipitous fall. But now Sculley is trying once again to be a player in a technology industry that's always regarded him with suspicion.
BOOKS
November 29, 1987 | Robert J. Schoenberg, Schoenberg's latest book is "Geneen" (Norton). and
You probably know at least the core facts: In the mid-1970s, Steve Jobs helped start Apple Computer, which, by his own mid-20s, made him reasonably famous and a multimillionaire; in 1983, John Sculley, president of Pepsi-Cola, was brought into Apple as president, marketing whiz and management tutor for Jobs, who remained as chairman; two years later, Sculley forced Jobs out of the company. Knowing that, you might expect these to be clashing accounts of the central drama. In fact, the books are complementary, each supplying useful background for the other.
BUSINESS
February 23, 1986
John Sculley, chairman and chief executive of Apple Computer, has been elected a director of Safeway Stores Inc., Oakland.
BUSINESS
December 24, 1986
The computer company said its chairman and chief executive, John Sculley, sold about 107,000 shares, or about 97% of his holdings, worth more than $4.2 million. The Nov. 25 sale was a "personal financial decision" and did not reflect a pessimistic view of the company's future, Apple said.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Kodak Hires Sculley as Marketing Adviser: Eastman Kodak Co. hired John Sculley, former chairman and chief executive of Apple Computer Inc., as a consultant to help its digital imaging business, the Rochester, N.Y.-based company said. Sculley will devote 25% of his professional time to Kodak. He is doing other marketing and technology consulting in New York City.
BUSINESS
January 12, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sculley Joins Software Firm: The ex-Apple Computer chief executive has taken an equity stake in a small California photo software firm, where he is also serving as a CEO. John Sculley said he joined privately held Live Picture Inc. of Soquel in early 1995 and has bought a piece of the company, although he would not detail his holdings. He said he still has a venture capital business in New York.
BUSINESS
April 5, 1995 | JULIE PITTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sweeping away the last vestiges of the John Sculley era, Apple Computer Inc. Chief Executive Michael Spindler is implementing a broad reorganization of the personal computer maker. Apple said it hopes the restructuring will play to the company's historical strengths in certain market segments and in product development, where it is known for computers that integrate hardware and software.
BUSINESS
June 25, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Kodak Hires Sculley as Marketing Adviser: Eastman Kodak Co. hired John Sculley, former chairman and chief executive of Apple Computer Inc., as a consultant to help its digital imaging business, the Rochester, N.Y.-based company said. Sculley will devote 25% of his professional time to Kodak. He is doing other marketing and technology consulting in New York City.
BUSINESS
February 10, 1994 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a blistering counterattack against John Sculley, Spectrum Information Technologies said it filed a $300-million lawsuit Wednesday against its former chairman, charging that Sculley's resignation two days earlier was the culmination of an elaborate conspiracy. A spokesman for Sculley called the Spectrum lawsuit "a complete work of fiction."
NEWS
February 8, 1994 | JONATHAN WEBER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It may have been one of the worst career moves of all time. In October, John Sculley--having worn out his welcome at Apple Computer--joined a small, unproven, communications company called Spectrum Information Technologies. On Monday, he resigned--and filed a lawsuit against the executive he says recruited him to the job under false pretenses. It's a bizarre, tragicomic saga that may permanently blacken the reputation of one of the nation's most prominent business executives.
BUSINESS
January 26, 1994 | From a Times Staff Writer
John Sculley, the former boss at Apple Computer Inc. who is now chairman of tiny Spectrum Information Technologies, on Tuesday denied a report that he is leaving the wireless communications company. But the television report, by columnist Dan Dorfman, also alleged that the Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating the company, and it sparked frenzied trading in Spectrum shares, which tumbled $1 to $6.31 on the Nasdaq.
BUSINESS
January 12, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Sculley Joins Software Firm: The ex-Apple Computer chief executive has taken an equity stake in a small California photo software firm, where he is also serving as a CEO. John Sculley said he joined privately held Live Picture Inc. of Soquel in early 1995 and has bought a piece of the company, although he would not detail his holdings. He said he still has a venture capital business in New York.
BUSINESS
October 16, 1993 | MARTHA GROVES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Sculley, the one-time Pepsi marketer turned technology visionary, resigned Friday as chairman of Apple Computer Inc., ending a 10-year tenure with the company that he helped turn into a powerhouse seller of easy-to-use computers.
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