Oracle (orcl) chief technology officer and executive chairman (Chairman) Larry Ellison recently in a lecture at the University of Southern California, said in the 90s of the last century, he had wanted to buy apple, but his good friend, Steve Jobs said no. Ellison said that in 1995 when he and Steve Jobs in Castle Rock, vertical Castle Rock State Park and the park walking, talking about wanting to regain control of apple. At that time, Jobs was not in the Apple Corp. Ellison put forward his plan, if Jobs is willing, Oracle can acquire Computer Apple, and appointed Jobs as CEO.
Ellison is to buy the entire Apple Corp, when the market value of 5 billion U.S. dollars of Apple Corp, Jobs will be able to steer. But Jobs turned it down.
Ellison in his speech, said: "we are very mutual trust, and in fact, I was already in the process of borrowing money. And so on is Jobs's sentence yes."
In fact, Jobs has his own plan. He just wanted apple to buy his NeXT company, and then he was able to enter the Apple board, and smooth transition to CEO. Jobs expected, he returned to the company, it is able to negotiate with Apple's management team, so he more convenient to return to the CEO.
"I'll say yes, it'll be a way. But Jobs, if we don't buy apples, how can we make money from them? - Larry, I'm your friend, so it's important. You don't need more money... I'm not going to do it for the money. If I were to do this, I would do it in a relatively high level."
Later, we all know the story, Jobs successfully returned to apple, but also became the apple CEO, also let Ellison become a member of the board of directors. Ellison said in his speech: "this lesson is very clear to me. Steve did exactly that. Sometimes, it's not a question of money..."
And jobs in later led Apple's expectations, he let apple to become the enterprise with the highest value on the whole earth. This is also now the work of Cook Tim so difficult to carry out the reason: people want to be able to become the next Jobs Cook. Recently due to the decline in iPhone sales, Apple's stock fell, Cook is still a lot of fire attacks. While Apple is still in normal operation, the new Mac, iOS 10 and iPhone 7 is still very much looking forward to the product.