Originally Posted by hill60
Did the shareholders get together and offer to pay Steve Jobs for his guidance?
It's a valid question.
While it was
a nice thing to do, it was also a strategic asset with monetary value owned by Salesforce.com, and Marc Benioff has a fiduciary duty to act in the interests of CRM
It's the sort of thing shareholder lawsuits are made of, and more than one startup CEO has lost control of "their" company by running it like a personal asset instead of a going concern.
Steve, of course, is free to give away his own personal time as he sees fit.