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A. And I decided I just that I culdn't do
that. S0 I cock the title of interim CEO and agreed
to come back for 90 days to help recruit a fulltime
Q. How did that recruitment effort go?
A. I failed.
Q. And when you say you failed, is it that you
didn't find anyone that you thought would be
suitable to take on the role?
A. Yes. Apple was not in good shape and
everybody knew it and the kind of candidates that we
were being offered up by the headhunters were not
Q. Okay, In other words, not the sort of
people who could turn Apple around?
Q. Okay. So after that 90 days, what happened
A. Well, it just kind of slid into the fact
that I stayed. I kept the interim CEO title for
quite sometime, a number of years.
Q. And when did you drop the interim title and
just become Apple's CEO?
A. I dont recall exactly, but it was a few
years down the road; I think maybe three years. I
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