Another earthquake, one we all knew was coming but always hoped it would be later rather than sooner hit only minutes ago.
Steve Jobs has resigned as CEO of Apple.
Apple, Inc. released this message from Steve:
PRESS RELEASE: Letter from Steve Jobs
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
I find myself alittle stunned by this and at a loss for words but while it seems right now that Steve Jobs will stay on in his role a Chairman of the Board we all wish him the best and know he is doing the right thing for himself and has prepared Apple well to continue on without him at the helm. His inovation and business DNA will continue on.
One of my favorite most inspiring Apple advertising pieces…