SouthFloridaSunrise.com Staff report
May 1--Former Apple Inc. president and Pepsi executive John Sculley will share his perceptions on working with local entrepreneurs to create jobs and the growing need for science and technology professionals at an upcoming appearance at Palm Beach State College.
This event will be a fundraiser for the Foundation’s STEAM Initiative, a five-year plan with the goal of providing 1,000 new scholarship awards, creating 50 academic program enhancements and generating 100 new business-college partnerships with 50 new internship opportunities. The event is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 30, at the Duncan Theatre on the Lake Worth campus and includes a post-presentation reception.
After establishing a national reputation as a successful big brand consumer marketer with Pepsi, Sculley was recruited by Steve Jobs to head up Apple in 1983. At the time, Apple products were outsold by Atari, Commodore, Tandy and IBM. By the time Sculley left Apple 10 years later, the Mac had become the largest selling computer in the world, and Apple's revenue had grown over 1,000 percent.
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