Steve Jobs announces today that he is taking another medical leave. It is a wise decision for his health, but how will be the impact for the company?
The last time he took a medical leave, Apple went through couple of problems and small accidents.
We all know Steve is very active at Apple and many things are going through his control. His staff is so used to his supervision that they seem sometimes to miss to verify all details, because he will look through it as well.
We can't blame them, because Steve changes things many times in last second. But as a result we get great hard- and software. Depending how long his leave is, it could negative influence the stock market and the new products coming up. His sense for details was and is important. The future will show how the impact is or of we have again security breaches or other simple things not working.
Soon will be an announcement of the new iPad and in Summer of the new iPhone, and nobody yet could present the keynotes so good like Steve.
I wish him well and hope he will be soon actively back.
See article from yahoo news about his medical leave:
SAN FRANCISCO (AFP) – Apple chief executive Steve Jobs announced Monday he is taking a new leave of absence from the technology company "so I can focus on my health."
"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," Jobs said in an email to Apple employees.
Jobs said he had asked Tim Cook "to be responsible for all of Apple's day to day operations" in his absence.
"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."
Jobs went on a medical leave in 2009, and later disclosed he had undergone a liver transplant as part of treatment for pancreatic cancer.
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