Steve Jobs Takes Leave of Absence from Apple

January 14th, 2009

I just received this alert from Mark Anderson, as part of my subscription to Strategic News Service.


To All SNS Members:

Steve jobs took a leave from Apple, announced this afternoon. In his email to employees, he said:

“Unfortunately, the curiosity over my personal health continues to be a distraction not only for me and my family, but everyone else at Apple as well. In addition, during the past week I have learned that my health-related issues are more complex than I originally thought.

“In order to take myself out of the limelight and focus on my health, and to allow everyone at Apple to focus on delivering extraordinary products, I have decided to take a medical leave of absence until the end of June.”

SNSers will recall my past Alerts on this subject. I don’t see an Apple, the way we would define the company, without Steve.

Our members were already warned about the serious nature of all this, going back to issues and Alerts last year. Anyone who thinks Steve is Apple will now be recommended to look at Apple as Apple Without Steve.

This is extremely unfortunate, and I wish the best to everyone at the company, and to Steve and his family.

Mark Anderson

CEO, Strategic News Service


Please see also my background article “Steve Jobs and the Future of Apple Computer.”