Steve Jobs Taking Medical Leave of Absence

Posted on January 17, 2011 by

Apple announced today that Steve Jobs has been granted a medical leave of absence from the company. Jobs will continue serving as CEO, but Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook will oversee Apple’s day to day operations during Jobs’ absence.

I’d like to let Steve Jobs know that I’m willing to donate any of my organs to him if he needs them, because I realize that his life is more important than mine.

From Steve Jobs 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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