When Jon Rubinstein left Apple Computer Inc. (now Apple Inc.), he signed a consulting agreement with some interesting terms. Would have been much cooler to have found this contract before MacWorld. 🙂
In general, the Services may consist of advice regarding the design and development of personal computers, digital music players, and cell phone devices, and related intellectual property matters, as agreed between you and Steve Jobs or his designees from time to time.
Here’s another interesting paragraph that covers the non-compete provisions:
You further agree that during the term of this Agreement, you will not become or be employed, directly or indirectly, by, nor will you provide consulting services to, any of Intel Corporation, Dell Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Sony Corporation, Motorola Inc., Nokia Corporation, Samsung Group, Microsoft Corporation, or any other company that is working on a final product that is a personal computer, digital music player, or cell phone device, unless otherwise approved in advance by Apple in its sole discretion.
You can find the full terms of the Consulting Services Agreement between Apple Computer Inc. and Jon Rubinstein on the website now.