Beyond Friendship: Tim Cook offered Steve Jobs part of his liver to save him
Steve Jobs, the co-founder of tech giant Apple, was an enigma. The man who gave the world some most admired products in the form of iPhones, MacBooks, MacBook Pros, iPads, besides many top products that almost everyone of us possesses or wants to own, was a genius.
Towards the end of his life he faced many health issues including cancer, that ultimately took away his life, but even then he was always as particular about the company and the products as he was years ago.
The way he forgot his health issues and worked tirelessly for years proves beyond doubt that he was a genius who couldnâ€™t be even beaten by his life-threatening diseases.
A good thing that seems to have proved great for the company was the friendship and camaraderie between him and the current CEO Tim Cook. A new biography that will hit the shelves before the end of the month details about the intense friendship the Apple co-founder had with current CEO Tim Cook. The biography reveals as to how Tim Cook actually tried to persuade Steve Jobs to allow him give up part of his liver in an effort to stave off Jobs’ eventual death in 2011 due to complications from pancreatic cancer.
The biography, Becoming Steve Jobs, Cook is reported to have confessed that after seeing the bad health condition of Jobs he had his own blood tested to see if he could be a possible donor match. As it turned out, both men had a rare blood type, and Cook learned it would be possible for him to give up part of his organ. But Steve Jobs flatly refused the offer and died from the same disease.
While recounting this incident, Cook is quoted in the said biography as saying, â€œHe cut me off at the legs, almost before the words were out of my mouthâ€¦’No,’ he said. ‘I’ll never let you do that. I’ll never do that.’ ”
The book further quotes Tim Cook as saying, â€œI thought the Isaacson book did (Jobs) a tremendous disserviceâ€¦It was just a rehash of a bunch of stuff that had already been written and focused on small parts of his personality. You get the feeling that (Jobs was) a greedy, selfish egomaniac. It didn’t capture the person. The person I read about there is somebody I would never have wanted to work with over all this time. Life’s too short.â€ The book is going to be a great addition regarding the life and the work of Steve Jobs.
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