How Uber and Airbnb Became Poster Children for the Disruption Economy | Walter Isaacson: Isaacson has been captured by the Silicon Valley hubris that underlies the four books he’s reviewing (WILD RIDE: Inside Uber’s Quest for World Domination...Show More Summary
Walter Isaacson, a noted admirer of Apple and author of Steve Jobs's official biography, is officially over Apple. In an interview with CNBC's Squawk Alley, Isaacson expressed his opinion that Alphabet and Amazon have overtaken Apple to become the real innovators. Show More Summary
Best-selling author Walter Isaacson is behind biographies of iconic figures including Steve Jobs and Albert Einstein. Isaacson joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss his new podcast called "Trailblazers," which explores the recent disruptors and innovators who revolutionized industries and transformed lives.
Publishing, entertainment and hospitality are a handful of industries going through massive technological changes, but behind every change is a story about the people responsible for making it happen. That's the premise of Dell's new six-part podcast series called Trailblazers, which launches today. Show More Summary
Walter Isaacson, the New Orleans native and former Times-Picayune reporter who became chairman and CEO of CNN, managing editor of TIME, a best-selling author and leader of the Aspen Institute, is joining Tulane University's history department with the title University Professor.
Walter Isaacson will give William & Mary's Commencement address in Williamsburg. The university says in a press release Tuesday that the noted journalist and author will also receive an honorary … Click to Continue »
Grey’s Anatomy alum T.R. Knight is set for a recurring role on Genius, Nat Geo’s anthology series based on Walter Isaacson's critically acclaimed best-seller Einstein: His Life and Universe. Exec produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard,...Show More Summary
Walter Isaacson wrote a blog post last week suggesting that the Internet is broken and outlining how he would fix it. I think that most of his suggestions are currently being built using blockchain technologies. Here is his list (in italics) and my reactions to it. 1) Create a system that enables content producers to […]
Eddy Cue is among a list of high-profile speakers that will feature at this year’s New Establishment Summit held by Vanity Fair. Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs’ biography, is also in the lineup, alongside Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Apple board member Bob Iger. Show More Summary
The story for this new anthology drama series comes from Walter Isaacson’s 2007 biography on the acclaimed physicist.
Elon Musk is a voracious reader, with tastes ranging from J.R.R. Tolkien to famed biographer Walter Isaacson. But Musk's latest read is a bit more obscure, and his recommendation has sent it flying off shelves. When asked by Bloomberg's...Show More Summary
We know that large cities are hubs for innovation, and that as more of the world's population continues to move to and depend upon cities, it is important that we cultivate diverse ecosystems that stimulate the creativity that leadsShow More Summary
Steve Jobs — as brilliant as he was — is sometimes remembered for his not-so-nice side. For example, he often told his engineers, "This is s---" when reviewing their work, according to Walter Isaacson's biography of Steve. But former...Show More Summary
Can the news industry be saved? Yes, in two simple steps, says Walter Isaacson. Simple but not easy. Isaacson, Harvard '78, returned in triumph to Cambridge Thursday night to accept the Goldsmith Career Award for Excellence, awarded by the Shorenstein Center on Media Politics and Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. Show More Summary
Bob Somerby is reading Walter Isaacson's biography of Albert Einstein, which he calls "a pleasure to read." Except for one thing: Isaacson's description of the theory of relativity is incomprehensible. For example: The passage shownShow More Summary
Steve Jobs, the official Sony biopic film for Walter Isaacson’s Jobs biography, received a muted response at the box office. The film received decent reviews from critics with an engaging story and unique approach to filming and movie-making, with Aaron Sorkin conjuring the plot around just three Steve Jobs product keynotes. If you didn’t get the chance (or chose […]
Based on the sadly dismal box office cash it’s failed to drum up, statistically few of you have seen Steve Jobs, Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle’s semi-biopic based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling 2011 biography of Apple’s late CEO. Well, if you want to get a taste of what you’re missing — or simply want to revisit […] (via Cult of Mac - Tech and culture through an Apple lens)
Earlier on Twitter I wrote about how flattering rich people in writing can be very profitable. An example of that is Walter Isaacson's book about Steve Jobs. He convinced Steve to let him be his official biographer. But Isaacson is a technology neophyte. Show More Summary
Walter Isaacson, author of Einstein: His Life and Universe (as well as the Steve Jobs book), explains Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity in under three minutes in a video produced by Fusion. One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein completed his general theory of relativity, which explains how the gravitational force works. This made Einstein […]
(October 28, 2015 07:04 AM, by Alberto Mingardi) I've watched the "Steve Jobs" movie (what a movie!) and I'd like to share a couple of thoughts. The movie is not a substitute for the monumental biography by Walter Isaacson (another book which has been on my bedside table... (0 COMMENTS)