Some tech CEOs are more forthcoming than others about their illness.
Oshman, chairman and then CEO of electricity-grid equipment maker Echelon, put out a press release in November 2009 that he was suffering from lung cancer. The release stated that the cancer was "both treatable and curable."
The Apple CEO informed his board that he had cancer in 2003, but a public disclosure was not made by Apple until August 2004 after Jobs had undergone surgery. Jobs had a liver transplant in April 2009.
When Hugh Martin learned he had cancer, he did the unimaginable. He revealed everything.
Everyone at Pacific Biosciences knew something was up when CEO Hugh Martin called for an all-hands meeting on a Thursday. The company always held its big meetings on Friday, and it was rare that the staff didn't know the agenda in advance. So it was with some anticipation that all 300 employees of the fast-growing MOREMichael V. Copeland, Senior Writer - Oct 7, 2010 3:00 AM ET
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