Steve Jobs to Take Leave of Absence from Apple for Health Reasons
It's been announced by Apple that CEO Steve Jobs will be taking a leave of absence on the advice of his doctors.
He will remain in the position of CEO and continue to be involved in "major strategic decisions" but Tim Cook will be taking over the day to day operations of the company.
In an email to Apple employees this morning Jobs said...
At my request, the board of directors has granted me a medical leave of absence so I can focus on my health. I will continue as CEO and be involved in major strategic decisions for the company.
I have asked Tim Cook to be responsible for all of Apple's day to day operations. I have great confidence that Tim and the rest of the executive management team will do a terrific job executing the exciting plans we have in place for 2011.
I love Apple so much and hope to be back as soon as I can. In the meantime, my family and I would deeply appreciate respect for our privacy.
This isn't the first time Jobs has had to take a leave of absence due to ill health and we're sure that before too long he'll bounce back.Â In the mean time we wish him well and a speedy recovery.
i dont care.
he is doing things wrong. he wants it all for him self.
In my opinion, Steve Jobs is very important for Apple because of charisma, innovation, leadership and vision. But times are different now form those when Steve came back and reseurrected Apple from ashes.
Apple is now a company with a stronger brand, that goes over the geeks and is more linked to marketing.
Apple is a strong company with cutting edge technologies and more patents that can turn in billion dollars ideas.
Apple has now an industrial approach for going live.
Apple has also grown or acquired lot of professionals and managers that can continue the business.
Apple also has a marketing and commercial model for applications selling that is something that is a step beyond also for new coming devices.
I don’t work for Apple (in fact I work for another very big company that is a competitor for part of Apple business), but I think the Cupertino company is stronger than ever.
With Steve at the helm also has the plus of a Guru, but without can continue the business without problems.