Former Apple CEO John Sculley calls Tesla's Elon Musk, Google's Larry Page, and Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg three examples of "adaptive innovators." He calls
Zuckerberg brilliant for
acquiring Whatsapp, a four-year old startup with 560 million users and no revenue, for $19 billion. It was part of a "brilliant" strategy to pivot toward mobile. Sculley points out that
Facebook almost missed the mobile evolution, and calls what happened at Facebook during the past three years an example of a "remarkable adaptive innovator" story of a public company.
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