Larry Ellison: 'We Already Know' What Happens to Apple Without Steve Jobs [Video]

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Larry Ellison, CEO of Oracle and long time friend and colleague of Steve Jobs shared in an interview with CBS's Charlie Rose what he believes Apple without Steve Jobs will look like.

“Well, we already know,” Ellison told Rose. “We saw we conducted the experiment. I mean, it’s been done. We saw Apple with Steve Jobs. We saw Apple without Steve Jobs. We saw Apple with Steve Jobs. Now, we’re gonna see Apple without Steve Jobs.”

Ellison is referring to when Jobs was ousted in 1985 by the Apple board, which caused the company to struggle. He then joined the company again as CEO, bringing new products like the iPod, iPhone and iPad -- making Apple one of the world's biggest companies.

Even with Steve Jobs' hand picked successors like Tim Cook and the rest of the executive team (Jony Ive, Eddy Cue, etc) Ellison still has a hunch that history will repeat itself.

via AllThingsD and TheVerge

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Thoune - August 20, 2013 at 12:22am
Didn't really know that Oracle CEO was Gay!!!
Thoune - August 20, 2013 at 12:22am
Didn't really know that Oracle CEO was Gay!!! Wow !!!
tedk - August 14, 2013 at 2:10am
bullshit with or without does not make difference. he was old, burned out and out of ideas. what Ellison did innovate as oldman ? also nothing. Besides success takes more than engineering, you have to fight constantly hollywood mafia, cable mafia to have content, you need skilled accountants to cheat on taxes, lobbyists all over Capitol are also required and so on
ewkinon - August 14, 2013 at 1:10am
Stveve always made sure the innovators got their funds- hence advanced products He knew this would bring untold revenue. Tim Cook seems more middle management style and the innovators I sense have a much more limited budget and compete with depts like marketing etc. for funds. With their gaze firmly on the bottom line only for shareholders you see nothing except the ground. Tim raise your eyes to where Steve looked, took action then talked and Apple will survive. Choose the bottom line and fights then the road begins an ever increasing slope downhill. I imagine it must be heady to jump into such a huge transition - I have faith that you will remember Steve and get your balance by trusting yourself and get back on track Here's Hoping
Tahir - August 13, 2013 at 8:20pm
I tend to agree, see what Samsung, HTC and new LG G2 doing with the phones. I am tried of using small screen of my iphone 5. iPhone really stuck in time!
Thoune - August 20, 2013 at 12:25am
Steve God...what a Gaylord name!!! Steve Gay God !!!
Dildo baits - August 20, 2013 at 12:39am
How about bill gates which is me, making my name change. But your name thoune? Sounds more like bound as in bound to go full retard like oh right now! Born stupid bound retard! ROFL!
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