Steve Jobs Resigns From Apple 2011: Read the Resignation Letter !
It’s the end of an era, kids. Steve Jobs is no longer running Apple. If you’re under 35, you probably don’t remember a time when Steve Jobs wasn’t dreaming up the world’s next paradigm shift and stamping the Apple Computer’s logo on it. From the Apple IIE that I played Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego on to the iPhone that lies next to me at this moment on my desk, to the song I’m playing on iTunes, Steve Job’s brain has had a lot of influence on my world.
From now on, that influence will be from the Chairman’s seat on Apple’s Board of Directors as Tim Cook has taken the CEO title off Jobs’ hands. Jobs is stepping down for medical reasons. We have his resignation letter, thanks to TechCrunch.com. Check it out:
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.
Live long and prosper, Steve!