Since the WWDC (June 9-13) there has been continued talk, articles, blog posts and speculation about Steve Job’s health. One day we hear he is fine, the next he has had a recurrence of cancer. I personally wish Mr. Jobs all the best and it is no secret that he is a great man and a true inspiration to me as well as thousand of others. So should his health information become public or at least be revealed to share holders?
Here is an interesting read from the NY Times about Mr. Jobs and this very question:
“A New York newspaper today called into question some issues around Steve and his health,” he said. “Would you mind addressing the situation?”
“Steve loves Apple,” replied Peter Oppenheimer, the company’s chief financial officer. “He serves as the C.E.O. at the pleasure of Apple’s board and has no plans to leave Apple. Steve’s health is a private matter.”
That was it. No insistence that he was cancer-free. No attempt to explain his gaunt condition. No nothing. When I spoke to Steve Dowling in Apple’s public relations department on Thursday, I got the same response. “Steve’s health is a private matter,” Mr. Dowling said. Then, just for good measure, he said it again. “Steve’s health is a private matter.”
But is it really?”
Read full article HERE.