Haute 100 SF: Book Reveals that Tim Cook Offered Steve Jobs a Liver

Tim Cook, Steve Jobs Image via BGR
Tim Cook, Steve Jobs
Image via BGR

So, how close were the late Steve Jobs and current Apple CEO Tim Cook? Leaked details from an upcoming book revealed how strong the pair’s bond was: Cook offered a portion of his own liver to the very sick Jobs to save his boss’s life.

The book, Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary, was written by veteran reporters Brent Schlender and Rick Tezeli and promises to the most complete document of the amazing life and career of Jobs at this point.

In one of many leaked details offering keen insight into Jobs’s life we learn that when Cook learned he shared a blood type with his CEO he went through a series of tests to be able to learn if his body could handle the partial liver removal. When it was approved, he offered. And astonishingly, Jobs declined the kind offer. The book comes out March 24. Prepare to be inspired.

Travis Kalanick, Image via speakermedia
Travis Kalanick,
Image via speakermedia

No matter how much we all love getting picked up in the middle of nowhere and driven safely home at a reasonable price via Uber, one thing that can’t be denied is that aren’t many women at the wheel. Uber CEO Travis Kalanick plans to change that.

Kalanick announced a plan to hire one million female drivers over the next five years in efforts of enhancing the economic opportunities of women. The fact that Uber doesn’t even have one million drivers at this point provides testimonial to Uber’s committal to this exclamation.

“Today UN Women and Uber are launching a partnership to work together around the world towards a shared vision of equality and women’s empowerment. We intend to invest in long-term programs in local communities where we live and work, as Uber commits to creating 1,000,000 jobs for women globally on the Uber platform by 2020,” says Kalanick.

Dick Costolo, imave via NextWeb
Dick Costolo, imave via NextWeb

The announcement comes on the heels of criticism that Uber has faced concerning sexual harassment of their customers. Uber always seems to react to criticism and make the adjustments necessary to strengthen its brand.

In efforts to curb the use of revenge porn as well as others form of bullying and negative engagement on Twitter, CEO Dick Costolo sent out a memo deriding this type of use of his site.

Costolo believes that this behavior is driving people away from using the micro-blogging site, and not to mention, is just bad for humanity overall.

After the memo, the following language was added to the site’s policy guidelines: “In addition, users may not post intimate photos or videos that were taken or distributed without the subject’s consent.”
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