As a businessman & an innovator – Steve Job’s has made a well-respected name for himself in households & among fellow businesses. He has been deemed the heart & soul of one of America’s most valuable & beloved companies, Apple Inc. Which is why, despite his bouts with pancreatic cancer over the years, his resignation yesterday as Apple’s CEO was surprising to so many.
The following letter was sent to company employees:
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.
Tim Cook has accepted the position as Apple’s new CEO. Steve Job’s has likewise been elected Chairman of the Board, & will serve the company in that capacity for the foreseeable future.
What do you think of the groundbreaking changes around Apple Inc? Will Apple still continue on in the same manner of success?