Michael "Scotty" Scott Early Apple

Apple CEO Mike Scott, Steve Jobs, Jef Raskin, Chris Espinosa and Woz, 1978
Apple CEO Mike Scott, Steve Jobs, Jef Raskin, Chris Espinosa and Woz, 1978

Name
Michael "Scotty" Scott
Relationship to Steve
Apple CEO
Short Bio

Mike Scott was a former National Semiconductor employee, a friend of Mike Markkula who convinced him to become Apple's first CEO in 1977. 'Scotty' was instrumental in the company's exponential growth of its first years, bringing with him valuable management experience. However, he was strong-headed and would often have arguments with Steve Jobs. He eventually was asked to leave the company after he unilaterally decided to fire several employees on 'Black Wednesday' in 1981.

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