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rfrankl

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Apr 15, 2006
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Steve Jobs takes medical leave of absence

Just got CNBC alert. Earnings are tomorrow.
 

fishmoose

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Jul 1, 2008
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Here's the email he sent:

Steve Jobs said:
Team,

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.

Steve

Business Insider

Let's hope it isn't the cancer :(
 

Queso

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Mar 4, 2006
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Tim Cook has proven his ability to run the mothership whilst Jobs isn't there. I hope it's nothing as serious as the other problems he's had over the past decade, but in the meantime Apple itself will continue.
 

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Steve Jobs Taking New Medical Leave of Absence



Apple today issued a media advisory revealing that Steve Jobs has been granted a "medical leave of absence" from the company. Jobs plans to continue serving as CEO, although Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook will oversee Apple's day to day operations during Jobs' absence.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs today sent the following email to all Apple employees:

Team,

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.

Steve
No timetable for his expected return has been given.

Jobs had previously suffered from pancreatic cancer and had reportedly been cured of the disease back in 2004. But Jobs announced in January 2009 that he would be taking a six-month leave of absence for medical reasons. It was later revealed that he received a liver transplant during that time.

Article Link: Steve Jobs Taking New Medical Leave of Absence
 

kinich_ahua

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I wonder what it is this time.
 

emotion

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Mar 29, 2004
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I'm sure the rest will do him good.

You don't build what Apple has today by sitting on your ass so hopefully the backseat will help a little.
 

Apple...

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Maybe he needs to gain some weight?

Anyway, wish you the best, Steve! Get well soon!
 
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