Apple Inc.: A 21st Century Company Apple Inc.: An Organization for the 21st Century Apple Inc. is an American company in the highly competitive consumer electronics market. Founded in 1976 by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak the company languished until Jobs took over as CEO in 1997 and reorganized Apple Inc. into what is now the largest technology company in the world. Not only is Apple Inc. known world-wide for its initial product, the Mac computer, in the first decade of the 21st century it introduced three new products that revolutionized how people get their music (iTunes), listen to it (iPod) and what they can do with their phones (iPhone). How was Apple Inc. organized to become so good so fast? An examination of Apple Inc.’s...The end:
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