The consummation occurred outside the penthouse on one of the terraces,
with Sculley sticking close to the wall because he was afraid of heights.
First they discussed money.
"I told him I needed $1 million in salary, $1 million for a sign-up bonus," said Sculley.
Jobs claimed that would be doable.
"Even if I have to pay for it out of my own pocket," he said.
"We'll have to solve those problems, because you're the best person I've ever met.
I know you're perfect for Apple, and Apple deserves the best."
He added that never before had he worked for someone he really respected,
but he knew that Sculley was the person who could teach him the most.
Jobs gave him his unblinking stare.
Sculley uttered one last demurral,
a token suggestion that maybe they should just be friends and he could offer Jobs advice from the sidelines.
"Any time you're in New York, I'd love to spend time with you."
He later recounted the climactic moment: "Steve's head dropped as he stared at his feet.
After a weighty, uncomfortable pause, he issued a challenge that would haunt me for days.
'Do you want to spend the rest of your life selling sugared water, or do you want a chance to change the world?'"
Sculley felt as if he had been punched in the stomach.
There was no response possible other than to acquiesce.
"He had an uncanny ability to always get what he wanted,
to size up a person and know exactly what to say to reach a person," Sculley recalled.
"I realized for the first time in four months that I couldn't say no."
The winter sun was beginning to set. They left the apartment and walked back across the park to the Carlyle.