Steve Jobs goes on medical leave of absence

first_imgSteve Jobs has today requested a medical leave of absence. In an e-mail sent to all Apple employees Jobs explained the reasons: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 The news will obviously raise concern as to how well Jobs is doing following his liver transplant in 2009. He returned to work slowly following the transplant managing a few days a week, and through 2010 he looked to be back to working full time if remaining quite thin.We wish Steve all the best and hope he manages to recover quickly and return to Apple fully fit as soon as possible.Read more at Business Wirelast_img read more