News: Steve Jobs to Take 2nd Leave of Absence

Posted on January 17, 2011

About a year and a half after having a over transplant due to complications from pancreatic cancer, Apple CEO Steve Jobs has taken a second medical leave of absence.

An email sent to all Apple employees explains part of the circumstances:

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

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