The late Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) co-founder and chairman Steve Jobs worked on company operations up until the day before he passed away. When Apple CEO Tim Cook was meeting with Masayoshi Son, the CEO of SoftBank Capital, he received a call from Jobs. ?That was the day of the announcement of the iPhone 4S. He said that Steve is calling me because he wants to talk about their next product. And the next day, he died,? said Son.
Son believes that Jobs resisted death so he could witness the iPhone 4S announcement. Jobs’ work ethic is highly regarded in the industry and he has been compared to other innovators in history such as Henry Ford.