By now, you should all be aware of the creative genius, Steve Jobs and his resignation from Apple. Due to unsurpassed health issues, the former CEO has stepped down, but will remain a chairman for the multi-billion dollar company.
The break-up did come as a bit of a surprise, but it has been well-reported of Jobs’ physical condition and run-in with cancer, for quite some time now. As he felt that when he was no longer able to bring the company to new heights, he told himself that he would step down.
Fortunately, the departure has seemingly gone smoothly, and of course, due to the coinciding aspects, no feelings were hurt.
Another tidbit to note however, is that since Jobs has stepped down, Apple’s stock has not fallen at all. Pretty impressive, even for a company as globally powerful as Apple.
But nonetheless, here we have just what Steve Jobs sent to Apple, disclosing his resignation.
CUPERTINO, Calif.–August 24, 2011–To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:
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.
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