Kaget, sedih, dan sedikit menyesal. Itulah persaan saya pertama kali saat membuka akun Twitter dan melihat timeline yang penuh dengan berita tentang Steve Jobs yang mundur dari jabatan CEO Apple. Dengan sedikit tidak percaya, saya membuka laptop untuk mencari kebenaran berita tersebut. Dan pada akhirnya saya tidak percaya pada kejutan dari Steve Jobs:
Letter from Steve Jobs
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.
Setelah Steve Jobs menulis surat spesialnya tersebut, akhirnya Apple secara resmi mengumumkan pengunduran diri Steve Jobs:
Apple’s Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, as the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately.
Steve Jobs mundur dari jabatan CEO (Chief Executive Officer) dan menjadi Chairman. Tim Cook yang sebelumnya sebagai COO (Chief Operating Officer) menggantikan Steve Jobs sebagai CEO.
Thank you for being a hero of mine, you’re the irreplaceable man.
Thanks for being different Steve,……. keep healthy.
Thanks, Steve. You’ve touched more people’s lives then you could have imagined.
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish.