Apple, Inc: Transparency in Corporate Statements About the CEO. Health Concerns …. 2006. 2008. Health Concerns Grow …. Apple’s Initial Response. “…hormone imbalance…”. “…simple and straightforward…”. “…continue as Apple’s CEO…”. Apple’s Second Response.
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Transparency in Corporate Statements About the CEO
“…simple and straightforward…”
“…continue as Apple’s CEO…”
“…health-issues are more complex…”
“…to take a medical leave of absence…”
Co-founders Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak in April 1976
Apple II (1980)
Apple I (1976)
Apple CEO (1985 – 1993)
Macintosh Portable (1989)
Macintosh Performa (1992)
Newton OS (1993)
Apple CEO (1993 – 1996)
Apple CEO (1996 – 1997)
1985: Founded by Steve Jobs
1996: Sold to Apple ($429 million)
1986: Bought by Jobs
2006: Sold to Disney ($7.4 billion)
How much has Steve Jobs been worth to Apple Stock?
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(Apple Keynote Address 2008)
“… Apple has allowed its institutional arrogance, its culture of secretiveness, and possibly its solicitude for and fear of Jobs to lead it down a path of rank corporate irresponsibility…”
(Los Angeles Times, January 2009)
“… The quality of information we’re getting from Apple is inconsistent at best and misleading at worst.”
(CNBC’s Fast Money, January 2009)
Apple faces a government review from the SEC of its disclosures about Steve Jobs’s health problems to ensure investors weren’t misled.
(Bloomberg, January 2009)
“It seems likely that someone will bring legal action claiming that Apple or its directors failure to keep the market fully informed about Jobs‘s health constituted a material misstatement.”
(iTWire, January 2009)