The Steve Jobs you didn’t know: kind, patient, and human

Fast Company published excerpts adapted from the upcoming book (and number one bestseller) Becoming Steve Jobs: The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart Into a Revolutionary Leader. These did nothing but whet my appetite for the book’s release on March 24th, one week from today.

One paragraph in particular really touched me:

Eight weeks after Steve told Cook he was making him CEO, things took a sudden turn for the worse. “I watched a movie with him the Friday before he passed away,” Cook remembers. “We watched Remember the Titans [a sentimental football story about an underdog]. I was so surprised he wanted to watch that movie. I was like, ‘Are you sure?’ Steve was not interested in sports at all. And we watched and we talked about a number of things and I left thinking that he was pretty happy. And then all of a sudden things went to hell that weekend.”

I think this is going to be a hell of a read.