Steve Jobs Taking Medical Leave Of Absence From Apple
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Steve Jobs, co-founder and CEO of Apple has announced that he is taking a medical leave of absence. Jobs previously stepped away from the CEO job when he had a liver transplant in April of 2009. As he did before, Tim Cook will act as CEO while jobs is away.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs today sent the following email to all Apple employees:
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.
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