Tim Cook thought late Apple CEO Steve Jobs was going to “live a lot longer” when Jobs told Cook he wanted him to become the company’s new CEO, Cook told the writers of an upcoming Jobs biography.
Here’s an excerpt of Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart Into a Revolutionary Leader by Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli via Fast Company:
FastCo’s excerpt notes that Cook was an obvious choice to lead Apple, having been in charge of the company while Jobs was in treatment twice before. Cook, a master of detail, had architected of the company’s supply chain which helped it maintain dominance first in music players and later in phones and tablets. Cook took over as Apple’s CEO on August 24, 2011. Jobs died of complications related to a pancreatic tumor on October 5, 2011.
Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart Into a Revolutionary Leader will be released on March 24.