“Since he was officially named Apple’s CEO in 2011, Tim Cook has often told the story of the advice Steve Jobs gave him just before he died,” Jena McGregor reports for The Washington Post. “In the memorial service at Apple headquarters, and in numerous interviews since, Cook has shared the words of wisdom Jobs bestowed on his successor. ‘Among his last advice he had for me, and for all of you, was to never ask what he would do,’ Cook recalled in an Oct. 19 speech at Apple headquarters. ”Just do what’s right,’ he said.'”

McGregor reports, “Five years later, Cook expanded on that, saying that the next best advice he received was ‘to be myself, to just be myself,’ he said in an exclusive interview with The Washington Post. ‘[Jobs] took away the self doubt that would naturally be there in whoever followed him. He was so smart to think about it and know what a gift it would be. There’s no bigger gift he could have given me than that statement. It took away the heavy weight.'”

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