New book claims that Tim Cook offered Steve Jobs his liver

New book claims that Tim Cook offered Steve Jobs his liver
A book that will soon be in stores called "Becoming Steve Jobs," offers some new revelations about the late Apple co-founder who succumbed to pancreatic cancer in 2011. Co-written by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, a portion of the book was posted on Amazon's "Look Inside the Book" before being removed. While the preview is no longer available online, some interesting information from the book has been revealed.

Perhaps the most interesting part of the book that leaked, dealt with the time that Tim Cook discovered that his blood type matched Steve Jobs' blood type. Both happened to have a rare type of the stuff circulating throughout their bodies. Cook had some tests done at a hospital and found that he was in good health. So he approached Jobs to offer him part of his liver. The Apple co-founder, who was in dire need of a new liver at the time, flat out refused the offer.

Another interesting passage discussed a possible acquisition of Yahoo that was being discussed by Jobs and his counterpart at Disney, Bob Iger. It is interesting to consider what Apple might have done with the myriad of patents and internet-related properties owned by Yahoo.

If you're interested in "Becoming Steve Jobs," (the book, not a transformation) it can be pre-ordered from or from iTunes. By the way, the sub-title is "The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader," which gives you an idea of what the book focuses on.

source: AppleInsider



8. TerryTerius unregistered

You can both dislike Apple's business practices, or Steve Jobs approach; and have the decency to respect the man as a human being. The disrespect is totally uncalled for, and generally speaking we all have an unspoken rule in which we do not speak ill of the dead. Observing that doesn't make you a fanboy, it makes you a fully formed person. Respect dude, it never hurts to have it. We could use much more in our society.

10. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

This is all a misquote. Tim said "Steve, would you like half of my liver?" And Steve said "No, I'm full. The veal pamesean was plenty."

11. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Well, I don't know if it was a misquote, but it certainly takes a fancy dinner out of context...

12. Planterz

Posts: 2120; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

Oh, wait, wasn't Jobs a vegan? Dangit, I screwed my own joke up.

14. Scott93274

Posts: 6038; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I don't know about vegan, but I know he wasn't above doing acid in his younger years.

16. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

so thats how u gain a promotion in pple ;p

17. DnB925Art

Posts: 1168; Member since: May 23, 2013

To think if Tim Cook did donate part of his liver and if Steve Jobs did live because of that. Then we would still have 3.5" iPhone screens because Steve would have stuck to his guns because he believed 3.5" was the perfect size ;)

18. pupkin

Posts: 147; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

i wonder what makes people so utterly stupid, they become bitter. Get a job, make yourselfs useful.

19. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Is Tim Cook a presidential candidate?

20. kevin91202

Posts: 642; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

"Perhaps the most interesting part of the book that leaked, dealt with the time that Tim Cook discovered that his blood type matched Steve Jobs' blood type." -PA (Alan F.) Why, is, there, a, comma, in, your, sentence? What, is, your, infatuation, with, the, comma? Do, you, actually, know, its, purpose? Why, do, you, like, it, so, much?

32. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

the comma was to separate the point. It was unneeded in this case but is acceptable still./

21. jraza

Posts: 4; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Agreed with the post. Respect the dead person.!!!!

24. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I respect the dead who deserve to be respected. Hitler is dead and universally hated. I hate Steve Jobs.

22. obedchuni

Posts: 335; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

well I think that steve job knew that he was dying, so he didn't want to endangered tim cook's life, after rigorous operation he knew he was weak and there was no way back...but I thank him for his contribution to the iphone and team behind, If he would have been alive, I always love seeing him on WWDC, love you steve and RIP

23. QWERTYphone

Posts: 654; Member since: Sep 22, 2014

I stand by my original post. I think Jobs was a terrible person and was a detriment to the phone industry and the American economy. The dead get criticized every day. It's called history. I don't appreciate being censored.

37. obedchuni

Posts: 335; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

why you think he was a terrible person, if you had they burden of company who was on a brink of bankruptcy then you would have done the same, well only android user and google fan boys critises jobs, but you should thank him for bringing a revolutionary product through which android came into existance, you appreciate it or not that doesn't matter.........

28. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

This is actually a misunderstanding. Tim Cook offered to let Steve Jobs take a look at his liver, and Jobs believed that meant he could have it.

29. wando77

Posts: 1168; Member since: Aug 23, 2012

STEVE JOBS ISN'T DEAD........ They faked his death so they could release a phone with a larger screen cause Steve Jobs didn't want to appear as though he was as admitting he was wrong. How's about that for a conspiracy theory?

31. drunkenjay

Posts: 1672; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

you know why steve didnt take tim cooks liver? he didnt want a lawsuit saying he copied tim. jks dont hurt me

39. Suspiro

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 24, 2014

Or Tim offered him half his liver but Steve wanted the whole thing.

42. obedchuni

Posts: 335; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

what the hell you all guys are talking about, don't you have a respect for a person who laid down the foundation for ipod, ipod touch, iphone, itv and ipad.....if you can't then pls don't judge him....always a fan Obed

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