So he moved everyone to the second floor of a brown-shingled, two-story building about three blocks from Apple's main offices.
It was next to a Texaco station and thus became known as Texaco Towers.
In order to make the office more lively, he told the team to buy a stereo system.
"Burrell and I ran out and bought a silver, cassette-based boom box right away, before he could change his mind," recalled Hertzfeld.
Jobs's triumph was soon complete.
A few weeks after winning his power struggle with Raskin to run the Mac division,
he helped push out Mike Scott as Apple's president.
Scotty had become more and more erratic, alternately bullying and nurturing.
He finally lost most of his support among the employees
when he surprised them by imposing a round of layoffs that he handled with atypical ruthlessness.
In addition, he had begun to suffer a variety of afflictions, ranging from eye infections to narcolepsy.
When Scott was on vacation in Hawaii, Markkula called together the top managers to ask if he should be replaced.
Most of them, including Jobs and John Couch, said yes.
So Markkula took over as an interim and rather passive president,
and Jobs found that he now had full rein to do what he wanted with the Mac division.