Apple CEO Steve Jobs - Letter to Employees

Steve Jobs’ Letter to 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.



We wish Steve a speedy recovery and look forward to seeing him back at the helm of Apple Computer this summer!

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  1. Arjay Ranjan says:

    great man this steve jobs, he’ll be ok

  2. DoS says:

    You think if Ballmer was similarly affected it would transform the direction of M$$ into something the world would find useful?

    1. AtomicAdmin says:

      Not sure, but Jobs is the innovation behind Apple - Balmer just knows how to run a company well. I’m not sure where Apple is headed without Jobs because whether it’s today or in a few years, his time at Apple will come to an end. While I’m sure that Tim Cook and the other members of the management team will do a great job, it’s the innovation and ideas that can only come from Steve’s head.

  3. coffee says:

    Steve Jobs is a visionary stud; i hope he get’s well asap; i’m sure someone will hold the fort while he’s gone

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