16. Michael Dell Thinks Differently About Apple
Quote: "What would I do? I'd shut it down and give the money back to the shareholders."
Date: October 1997
Back in the late 90s, Dell's CEO was asked what would he do if in charge of Apple Inc. Even with Steve Jobs back at the helm, he still insisted on giving shareholders their money back and closing shop. Apple's investors are on their knees till this day thankful that the board never took heed to Dell's words. Just goes to show what he would do if his company were in the same position, doesn't it? Dude, you're shutting down.