Steve Jobs - Chapter 35: Round One Summary & Analysis

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In 2003, Jobs, through a CAT scan, discovered that he had a pancreatic tumor. According to Isaacson, Jobs blamed this on the stress of 1997, when he was concurrently running both Apple and Pixar. Jobs attempted to combat the cancer with fruit diets, acupuncture, and herbal remedies. He wanted to stay away from surgery, as he did not want to be opened up. Eventually, the cancer spread, and Jobs underwent a modified Whipple procedure.

After the surgery and chemotherapy, his energy eventually recovered and he returned to Apple (he had left Tim Cook in charge). At this time, he assigned Tim Cook the title of COO. In 2005, he gave his famous Stanford Commencement speech. He attempted to get Aaron Sorkin to help write his speech, but after failing, he wrote it himself. This speech involved one story about his cancer treatment and how the...

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