“One of the first things Steve Jobs did when he returned Apple (AAPL) in 1997 was dismiss the company’s board and appoint directors more to his liking, including Genentech CEO Arthur D. Levinson,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“With Jobs gone and Tim Cook as CEO, Levinson has been elevated to chairman of the board — the last position Jobs held before he died,” P.E.D. reports. “We get the closest look at the role he played at Apple — and his relationship with its powerful CEO — through [Walter] Isaacson’s [Steve Jobs] biography.”
P.E.D. reports, “Levinson was one of the first people Jobs told about his cancer and his decision to try alternative therapies. Levinson ‘pleaded every day’ with him, according to Isaacson. The fights almost ruined their friendship. ‘You cannot solve this without surgery and blasting it with toxic chemicals,’ he told Jobs. ‘That’s not how cancer works.'”
Much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Arline M.” and “Dan K.” for the heads up.]