Steve Jobs Takes Medical Leave Of Absence

I’m not an Apple fan (I know, you’re shocked), but I have a lot of respect for Steve Jobs.

A little crazy, but sometimes it takes crazy to be innovative.

Recently Steve has been assuring stockholders that his health is not an issue, then backpedaling a little bit and saying that he has health problems but he’s perfectly able to do his job… now Apple is making press releases and Steve is taking a leave of absence until June.

Seriously… I don’t wish the man harm.

Get well soon, Steve.

Press release on the inside.

PRESS RELEASE: Apple Media Advisory

Dow Jones News Service via Dow Jones

Apple CEO Steve Jobs today sent the following email to all Apple employees:

Team,

I am sure all of you saw my letter last week sharing something very personal
with the Apple community. Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health
continues to be a distraction not only for me and my family, but everyone else
at Apple as well. In addition, during the past week I have learned that my
health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.

In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to
allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have
decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.

I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for Apple’s day to day operations, and
I know he and the rest of the executive management team will do a great job. As
CEO, I plan to remain involved in major strategic decisions while I am out. Our
board of directors fully supports this plan.

I look forward to seeing all of you this summer.

Steve

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1 Comment

  1. crazy that Steve Jobs had to leave for a while, hopefully there’s somebody to hold up the fort while he’s gone


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