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Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

How Andy Grove Persuaded Steve Jobs To Return To Apple

When Steve Jobs was asked to return to Apple for his triumphant second coming,  he wavered.

“I talked to people I respected,” Jobs told his biographer Walter Isaacson, “I finally called Andy Grove.”

Grove told him: “Steve, I don’t give a shit about Apple.”

“I was stunned,” recalled Jobs.

” It was then I realised that I do give a shit about Apple – I started it and it is a good thing to have in the world. That was when I decided to go back.”

Tags: 2c i, andy grove, Apple, steve jobs, walter isaacson

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2 Comments

  1. david manners
    May 20, 2013 18:33

    Yes indeed Fred,that’s one downside of being a tyrant.

  2. Fred Dart
    May 20, 2013 17:09

    - “I was stunned,” recalled Jobs
    He probably wasn’t used to people telling him the truth …