Upon being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2004, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs put off surgery for nine months against the advice of his doctors while he tried to treat the disease with a special macrobiotic diet -- a decision he later regretted, his biographer said.
GPS READING BLOG Check out some books and articles that Fareed and his guests are reading this week: BOOK OF THE WEEK The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge for Strategic Investing by Ian Bremmer and Preston Keat. The authors examine how global political risks such as government changes, terrorism, and war, can affect the business world. They provide methods to help corporations and global firms to understand and manage political risk. It is a fascinating look at how to read an ever-changing geo-political landscape. OUR GUESTS RECOMMEND... PEGGY NOONAN, author of "Patriotic Grace" The Habit of Being: Letters of Flannery O'Connor edited by Sally Fitzgerald. "The author was thinking constantly about God and writing, which she experienced as a vocation and as part of her purpose for living on earth. It's humorous, unpretentious and shows that she knew how to suffer -- but she also knew how to own it." JON MEACHAM, author of "American Lion" The Lords of