Apple CEO Steve Jobs on a leave – Medical reasons

steve jobsLast week we knew that Apple CEO Steve Jobs was suffering from Hormonal imbalance which made him lose his weight, and now things have become more drastic.
As, the health condition has become more poor and Steve has decided to go on a medical leave for around 6 months, till the end of June-2009.

In his place, Tim Cook would be looking upon the activities and continue with what Steve used to do in that position. Here is a letter that Steve sent to all the employees of Apple –


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.


Good luck with your gaining up of momentum and get well soon Steve.


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