Steve Jobs' successor didn't take on the head-honcho role at Apple willingly. In fact, a new book about Steve Jobs' life reveals that Apple CEO Tim Cook offered Jobs part of his liver when his mentor needed a donor most.
The book is called Becoming Steve Jobs: The Revolution of a Reckless Upstart Into A Visionary Leader and that's not the only revelation that it reveals, hinted co-authors Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli.
Tim Cook's heartbreaking love for his mentor is shown in this small excerpt via Fast Company:
"Somebody that’s selfish," Cook continues, "doesn’t reply like that. I mean, here’s a guy, he’s dying, he’s very close to death because of his liver issue, and here’s someone healthy offering a way out. I said, ‘Steve, I’m perfectly healthy, I’ve been checked out. Here’s the medical report. I can do this and I’m not putting myself at risk, I’ll be fine.’ And he doesn’t think about it. It was not, ‘Are you sure you want to do this?’
It was not, ‘I’ll think about it.’ It was not, ‘Oh, the condition I’m in ...’ It was, ‘No, I’m not doing that!’ He kind of popped up in bed and said that. And this was during a time when things were just terrible. Steve only yelled at me four or five times during the 13 years I knew him, and this was one of them."
Jobs eventually found a donor and extended his life for two-and-a-half years before passing on. Cook oversaw the construction of a memorial statue of Jobs at Apple's Cupertino headquarters. Read more about the statue here.