“… All high-tech companies profess their belief in noble ideals like worker advancement, teamwork, and ‘transparency’ – but on the ground, there can be major differences in culture. Take, for example, the differences between Intel and Apple, according to Ariel Maislos, former CEO of Israel’s Anobit: “They say that Intel is full of paranoids, but at Apple, ‘they’ really are after you.” …


… At Apple, on the other hand, “no one can imagine a future in which the company fails”, and to make sure that that eventuality never comes about, the corporate culture demands much greater levels of personal excellence than at Intel, or any other tech company, for that matter. It’s those standards, Maislos believes, that has put the company where it is today. “Apple has had several important defining moments since that crisis,” he said. “It’s a company that is extremely focused on its goals. Working there was an amazing experience.”