For anyone that knows the history of Apple, John Sculley is not the most well liked name.
Sculley was the president of Pepsi when Steve Jobs personally brought him in to Apple in 1983, after Jobs sold him on the line, "Do you want to sell sugared water for the rest of your life? Or do you want to come with me and change the world?" Then, under Sculley's leadership, Jobs resigned from Apple when his duties were taken away from him. In 1993, Sculley was let go by Apple. Since then, he has invested into projects that would turn into multi-billion dollar companies, and now he might be looking into saving one. Latest reports have it that Sculley is looking into buying BlackBerry with a group called Canadian Partners. "The only thing I would say is, I think there's a lot of future value in Blackberry," Sculley told the Globe and Mail. "But without experienced people who have run this type of business, and without a strategic plan, it would be really challenging." Right now Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd has a tentative bid for BlackBerry for $4.7 billion, but if another bidder comes along with a higher price, BlackBerry can side with them.
[via The Next Web]