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Wish you well Steve

Steve JobsThe letter sent by Steve to Apple employees:

Team,

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.

Steve

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pokie's picture
1217 pencils

Any other shareholders here? Agh...

Ivan's picture

I'm not.

Ben's picture
121 pencils

I own around half of a share just so I can say so :) Best of luck Steve!

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Doug M.'s picture
421 pencils

my dad bought 50 shares because I told him to the day before apple released their revenue for 4th quarter 2008. stock went up at least 7 pts...so that's a big profit. Now for Palm.....I need to convince him. As much as I hate to say it, that palm pre sure looks like some real good iPhone competition...I'd like to get one (if my iphone breaks, and if Apple's next iPhone sucks, which i doubt it will)

pokie's picture
1217 pencils

We have i think... around 30 shares. It was at $200 at one point. Up today at $90. BLECK.

benjancewicz's picture
27 pencils

Really cold. Is that all you could think of?

Doug M.'s picture
421 pencils

last time steve took a break, he came up with all sorts of good ideas...and I'm not worried, I think he'll be fine...if not, tim cook seems to be a great replacement!

pokie's picture
1217 pencils

I'm not a man, but okay. Yes it's cold and no that isn't all I thought of. :)

Doug M.'s picture
421 pencils

it's in the 100's now! i'm kinda excited.

pokie's picture
1217 pencils

Spoke too soon my friend.

Flaco888's picture
4 pencils

I hope he gets well fast, we really need him to lead the way. Even though I've never met him personally, I admire him and think he is a great person. I want to share with you a video I once saw of him addressing a the graduating class at Stanford 2005: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UF8uR6Z6KLc

print wiz's picture
20 pencils

Sigh..... what moving, impressing and wise speech!!!
Thank you Daniel for sharing this video!

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Doug M.'s picture
421 pencils

I think Tim Cook will do great. I can't wait for steve to come back with a whole new set of ideas. Last time he went out on leave, he came up with all kinds of new ideas. I believe the iMac, iPod, etc all came from that leave.

Fabrizio Zambelli's picture
4 pencils

I don't want to start a flame but why do people always use that picture from 1997?!

Ivan's picture

Because that's the official portrait. :)

Fabrizio Zambelli's picture
4 pencils

... I see... well, I think it's no longer real so, since you're "journalist" and this is a blog and not an Apple officlal press release, maybe you could use a picture taken during the last 10 years :D

benjancewicz's picture
27 pencils

Maybe things don't get better with time. :)

steveballmer's picture
652 pencils

While Steve Jobs and I are fierce competitors and often take jabs at each other it is nothing personal at all. I actually consider Steve to be one of my best friends!
When I found out that he will be taking a six month leave of absence from Apple I was quite distrought! Steve wrote to explain:

"Unfortunately, my decision to have Phil deliver the Macworld keynote set off another flurry of rumors about my health, with some even publishing stories of me on my deathbed. I've decided to share something very personal with the Apple community so that we can all relax. As many of you know, I have been losing weight throughout 2008. The reason has been a mystery to me and my doctors."

Join me in including Steve in your prayers, he is indeed a great human being and a worthy competitor.

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stewie's picture
3 pencils

Get well Steve!

onegirlcreative's picture
1090 pencils

Maybe the guy that will temporarily take over will allow other networks to carry the iPhone?? OK, I know. Very selfish of me.

I honestly hope he's just fine and just needs some time away. I don't think that's the case, however, but let's hope he's fine, nevertheless.

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"I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy as long as I can paint." ~ Frida Kahlo

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