Daily Archives: January 14, 2009

What If Steve Jobs Doesn’t Come Back?


Interesting article from the NY Times:

“We don’t know what’s wrong with Steven P. Jobs, Apple’s chief executive. But it’s got to be serious. You don’t take a six-month leave of absence, as he is, just because you’ve got a stomach ache.

So that raises the question, for investors and customers, about whether Apple’s amazing record of innovation and financial success are at risk while Mr. Jobs is on leave — and even more so if he never returns.

The answers in each of those two scenarios are very different.”

(read Full Article HERE)


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Steve Jobs’s Letter to Apple Employees



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.


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Steve Jobs steps down until June


boygeniusreport is reporting:

“— Steve Jobs is stepping down at Apple to take himself “out of the limelight and focus” on his health. He will take a leave of absence until the end of June and Mr. Cook will be running the day-to-day operations in the meantime, but Jobs will still be involved in all “major strategic decisions” while he is gone.”

(read full article HERE )

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