Steve Jobs: Carrot Juice for Cancer?

Walter Isaacson says Jobs tried many diets, regretted holding off treatment.
1:54 | 10/23/11

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What is the Steve Jobs reality distortion field it was a -- from start track but it basically meant that. Steve when He walked into -- room could -- you believe the impossible. He would be able to say we need this software written by the end of next week in need to know now that could take six months -- take now to be done by the end of the week. And when you -- in the presence of the reality distortion field. They you know -- -- -- you could even grounded even if you knew it existed. You couldn't resist it. And He ended up doing what you thought was impossible. I wonder if it applies to himself He could delude themselves and I think that he's fallen under his reality distortion field where He -- -- doesn't want to believe something most notably when. He gets diagnosed with cancer. He just does it really want to deal with it thinks that He can cope with it through diet rather than having an operation. And the reality distortion field or -- what. His wife calls his power of magical thinking it works it works and only 9% of the time but every now and then it doesn't work. That's one thing about launching new products it's another thing. We have cancer and I think people are going to be stunned to realize that this man of science and intellect and technology tried to heal his own cancer with Karen Hughes. Well He decided do it with a whole variety of diets and other things and He said that in retrospect He story. He said that He didn't want his -- to be opened up He said that He regrets. -- -- waiting -- a lot of people wait before they have an operation. I just think that He has such. Believe in his power magical thinking that in this case it failed.

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