That night Jobs and his five renegades met again at his house for

That night Jobs and his five renegades met again at his house for dinner. He was in favor of taking the Apple investment, but the others convinced him it was unwise. They also agreed that it would be best if they resigned all at once, right away. Then they could make a clean break. So … Read moreThat night Jobs and his five renegades met again at his house for

After hearing the fury of his senior staff, Sculley surveyed the

After hearing the fury of his senior staff, Sculley surveyed the members of the board. They likewise felt that Jobs had misled them with his pledge that he would not raid important employees. Arthur Rock was especially angry. Even though he had sided with Sculley during the Memorial Day showdown, he had been able to … Read moreAfter hearing the fury of his senior staff, Sculley surveyed the

“Well, Yuan Shao then. The highest offices of state have been

“Well, Yuan Shao then. The highest offices of state have been held in his family for four generations, and his clients are many in the empire. He is firmly posted in Jizhou, and he commands the services of many able people. Surely he is one.” “A bully, but a coward. He is fond of grandiose … Read more“Well, Yuan Shao then. The highest offices of state have been

Then Dong Cheng produced the pledge. There were only

At this Dong Cheng drew out the decree he had received and showed it. His host was deeply moved. Then Dong Cheng produced the pledge. There were only six names to it, and these were Dong Cheng, Wang Zifu, Chong Ji, Wu Shi, Wu Zilan, and Ma Teng. “Since you have a decree like this, … Read moreThen Dong Cheng produced the pledge. There were only

Ma Teng’s reply was, “the Imperial Protector of Yuzhou, Liu Bei.

In A Plum Garden, Cao Cao Discusses Heroes; Using The Host’s Forces, Guan Yu Takes Xuzhou. “Who is it?” was the question on the lips of the conspirators. Ma Teng’s reply was, “the Imperial Protector of Yuzhou, Liu Bei. He is here and we will ask him to help.” “Though he is an uncle of … Read moreMa Teng’s reply was, “the Imperial Protector of Yuzhou, Liu Bei.

Cao Cao said, “I happened to notice the GREen plums on the

Cao Cao said, “I happened to notice the GREen plums on the trees today, and suddenly my thoughts went back to a year ago when we were thrashing Zhang Xiu. We were marching through a parched county, and everyone was suffering from thirst. Suddenly I lifted my whip, and pointing at something in the distance … Read moreCao Cao said, “I happened to notice the GREen plums on the

The Pirates Abandon ShipUpon his return from Europe in August

The Pirates Abandon ShipUpon his return from Europe in August 1985, while he was casting about for what to do next, Jobs called the Stanford biochemist Paul Berg to discuss the advances that were being made in gene splicing and recombinant DNA. Berg described how difficult it was to do experiments in a biology lab, … Read moreThe Pirates Abandon ShipUpon his return from Europe in August

As would become his standard practice, Jobs offered to provide

As would become his standard practice, Jobs offered to provide “exclusive” interviews to anointed publications in return for their promising to put the story on the cover. This time he went one “exclusive” too far, though it didn’t really hurt. He agreed to a request from Business Week’s Katie Hafner for exclusive access to him … Read moreAs would become his standard practice, Jobs offered to provide

All of the good cheer served to sugarcoat, or distract attention

All of the good cheer served to sugarcoat, or distract attention from, the bad news. When it came time to announce the price of the new machine, Jobs did what he would often do in product demonstrations: reel off the features, describe them as being “worth thousands and thousands of dollars,” and get the audience … Read moreAll of the good cheer served to sugarcoat, or distract attention

One of Jobs’s management philosophies was that it is crucial,

One of Jobs’s management philosophies was that it is crucial, every now and then, to roll the dice and “bet the company” on some new idea or technology. At the NeXT launch, he boasted of an example that, as it turned out, would not be a wise gamble: having a high-capacity (but slow) optical read/write … Read moreOne of Jobs’s management philosophies was that it is crucial,