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September 12, 1985: Steve Jobs Leaves Apple to Start NeXT

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Jeffrey Powers

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September 12, 1985: Steve Jobs Leaves Apple to Start NeXT

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1985 – After an interesting power struggle with John Sculley, Steve Jobs decides to throw in the towel and tenders his resignation at Apple. He announces at the Board meeting he and other low level employees will be starting a new company – NeXT. The next day, Jobs tells John Sculley that Bud Tribble, Dan’l Lewin, George Crow, Rich Page, and Susan Barnes will be leaving to join him.

Jobs new company would end up becoming the foundation of Mac when it is bought by Apple in 1996 and Steve Jobs comes back to become CEO.

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