Plenty of people outside of Apple have chimed in on Steve Jobs' failure to disclose the seriousness of his health problems in early 2009, but at least one of the company's board members felt so strongly about it he reportedly almost quit.
Apple director Jerry York, who The Wall Street Journal Thursday, citing an interview with York last year, says that when he found out how ill Jobs really was, he almost resigned his position on the board of directors. He said Jobs should have disclosed the matter in the same press release the company sent out in late December announcing , according to the Journal., was at least one of the people privy to Jobs' condition who felt he should have been more upfront with shareholders and the public. A story in
In early January, Jobs said he was skipping the event a six-month leave of absence from the company. Only later did it leak out that in April.. Two weeks later, he announced he would take
York told the Journal that the way Jobs handled the situation "disgusted" him. He said, "Frankly, I wish I had resigned then," but ultimately did not because he didn't want to add to the media frenzy already encompassing the company at the time.