What’s the measure of a good friend? A shoulder to cry on? A willingness to spend time no matter what else might be happening? Someone who would drop everything in an instant at the moment you needed them most? Or, let’s take it to a more extreme level; is a good friend someone who would be willing to give up a part of their body so your body might last a little longer? While we’d probably like to think someone would do that for us (and that we’d be willing to do it as well), few of us are probably ever put in the situation where that’s even an option. But it was an option for current Apple CEO Tim Cook, before he took over the mantle of CEO.
According to a new book called Becoming Steve Jobs, by Brent Schendler and Rick Tetzeli, Tim Cook offered to give Steve Jobs a part of his liver back in 2009. It turned out he had the same blood type and that his liver probably would’ve been a good match for Jobs according to doctors, but he ultimately turned Cook down.
According to the book, it seems it was never really an option for Jobs. “‘He cut me off at the legs, almost before the words were out of my mouth,’ said Cook. ‘No,’ he said. ‘I’ll never let you do that. I’ll never do that…” Cook continues, “…Steve only yelled at me four or five times during the 13 years I knew him, and this was one of them…”
Having never heard this account before, it certainly gives me a new respect for Cook; after all, not everyone would be willing to offer a piece of their liver to their boss.
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SOURCE: Yahoo Tech