On August 24, 2011, Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, announced that he was stepping down from his position. In his letter to the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community, Mr. Jobs wrote, “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.
I hereby resign as CEO of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.
As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.
I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.
I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.” (from The Huffington Post)
Read more about Mr. Jobs and his treatment as a NET cancer patient: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/steve-jobs-cancer-treatment-switzerland-experimental-effective/story?id=12648778.
Click here for The New York Times article, “Jobs Steps Down at Apple, Saying He Can’t Meet Duties.”