July 28, 2005
Steve Jobs has always been an enigmatic leader. During his tenure at Apple, he could be the most demanding micromanager, focusing on every detail, or he could let a project or product languish with little or no attention. His style was unprecedented, and apparently, rather successful. The two projects he was most involved in, the Apple II and Macintosh, were Apple's most successful. Not everyone took his erratic style in stride. John Sculley was especially irked by Jobs, who had hired him several years before. After a brief power struggle, Steve Jobs left the company in 1985 after being relegated to an office in the back of the Apple campus and no assignments.