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Apple's Jobs to Take Medical Leave - WSJ.com

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He is not a healthy man it's true. And I'm sure he's taking the time off when he's not needed too much. I'd rather him take the time off and be healthy. WOnder if the investors will see the same. Cause if steve coughs the share price goes down.
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history tells me this is not good...keep your fingers crossed!

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I can't help but think his schedule for the past year has no doubt been exhaustive the man
is always thinking of whats next and hope for a speedy recovery.
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As much as I hope that Steve recovers quickly, I don't think this bodes well. Particularly so shortly after his last leave.

Cancer (in general) is tricky, and seldom do survivors walk away without ever encountering problems down the road. As much as I respect his right to privacy, and as much as I think his being at the helm is positive for Apple, he is definitely doing the investor community a disservice by maintaining the role of CEO.

If he believes in Tim Cook as much as he says he does, I think he should take an advisory role (much like Bill Gates did in later years) and step down as the CEO. This latest leave will surely mean a roller coaster ride for the stock, and speculation will be rampant. If Steve truly values his privacy, I think it's time for him to transition away from the CEO role.

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If Steve truly values his privacy, I think it's time for him to transition away from the CEO role.
As much as I don't want this, maybe it's time. Steve should still make his presence felt at meetings but just less than now. And let all the senior VP's do the work. And yeah the shares would tank when that happens. But if it's a slow enough transition the share loss would be minimised a lot.
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As much as I don't want this, maybe it's time. Steve should still make his presence felt at meetings but just less than now. And let all the senior VP's do the work. And yeah the shares would tank when that happens. But if it's a slow enough transition the share loss would be minimised a lot.
Yeah, the problem is the stock is going to be unstable as long as investors aren't confident in management or the succession strategy. So, rather than taking a series of hits and the stock fluctuating wildly each time - just get it over with. Steve steps down but goes into an advisory role, naming his successor as Tim Cook. This way, he can go on leave whenever he wants to and doesn't owe anyone an explanation - and then there's no change in the leadership and nothing for investors to fret over.

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If steve leaves now, the stock will plummet! Losing the worlds best CEO has that effect. I would rather have him as CEO right now than bring someone who might not be ready. If I were the CEO of Apple, I would hold on the the CEO position until stocks exceeded $400, so that they can have a nice split, then I would pass the torch. To me, it seems like Jobs has been training Cook real well for that day.

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Godspeed Steve . . . Hope all gets better for ya mate ....

On this announcement, i cant really see anything like "the beatles are here" happening anytime soon. But then again if your sick your sick and you need to go......

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If steve leaves now, the stock will plummet! Losing the worlds best CEO has that effect. I would rather have him as CEO right now than bring someone who might not be ready. If I were the CEO of Apple, I would hold on the the CEO position until stocks exceeded $400, so that they can have a nice split, then I would pass the torch. To me, it seems like Jobs has been training Cook real well for that day.
I've been curious about this, myself. We don't know how sick Jobs is, so I hate to say it's time to "hang up his boots." But if he hasn't already, perhaps it's time that he's started grooming a successor, preparing to pass the torch, or should the unthinkable happen, allow for it to be thrust upon an heir.

I'm particularly curious, if/when Jobs is no longer CEO, how the company would be handled. Would they still innovate the way they do now, or would they move to a model of sacrificing innovation and reliability for a higher market share and profit margin.

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Forgetting about stocks and the future of Apple personally, as a fellow human I just hope he gets well soon!

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I agree with the assessment that Jobs should pass the torch on to Cook, and should do it right now while taking an advisory role. This would enable Jobs to supervise Cook in the background while he's still healthy enough to keep enough focus on what he thinks is going right or wrong. The more he allows Cook to stay at the helm, the better things will be if Steve ultimately gives up the reigns at a later date due to whatever circumstances happen to arise.

This also gives investors and the board ample time to make whatever decisions they need to make without causing a panic.

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Bad bad news as the form of cancer, pancreatic, he suffered from is particularly lethal!

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