I am re-reading Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson. The first time I read the book I wanted to learn about the man behind the black turtle neck. But for the 2nd reading I am focused on learning what made Apple such a successful company.Show More Summary
After years of speculation, we’ve finally got the official movie poster for the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic — and, man, does it ever look great! Keeping to the same minimalist style as the Walter Isaacson book jacket it’s based on, the poster shows Michael Fassbender striking a typically Jobsian pose, complete with plenty of white […]
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It’s been many years since Steve Jobs famously told biographer Walter Isaacson that he’d “cracked TV” – an integrated television set with “the simplest user interface you could possibly imagine.” That idea seemingly went nowhere, with plans for a full TV set reportedly abandoned back in 2014. So far, then, Apple’s offering in the TV space has been a […]
In The New York Times, Walter Isaacson writes about Walker Percy. An excerpt: Walker Percy had a theory about hurricanes. “Though science taught that good environments were better than bad environments, it appeared to him that the opposite...Show More Summary
Twitter and Medium co-founder Ev Williams was interviewed this morning by legendary journalist Walter Isaacson at Fortune’s Brainstorm Tech conference in Aspen. Isaacson didn’t hold any punches when it came to asking about Twitter’s future, either. Read More
There is so much to say about the Aspen Ideas Festival, it's hard to know where to begin. It was the best yet! Congratulations Kitty Boone and Walter Isaacson and to their wonderful staff. The format is always fascinating. The Organization...Show More Summary
Pictured above (L-R): Walter Isaacson, Jon Batiste and Wynton Marsalis at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival during "The Genius of Jazz" session. One of the great privileges working for the Aspen Institute is to attend the Ideas Festival - which ended with a satisfying chorus on July 4th. Show More Summary
In an interview with Aspen Institute CEO Walter Isaacson, 39th President of the United States Jimmy Carter offered tough assessment of Obama's foreign policy record.
That's Michael Fassbender as Jobs and Seth Rogen as Woz. Directed by Michael Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin based on Walter Isaacson's book. Due out October 9. (more…)
Universal Pictures has released the first full trailer for Danny Boyle’s drama-filled Steve Jobs, and it looks like one intense ride. Written by Aaron Sorkin, the film is based on Walter Isaacson’s best-selling biography of the Apple founder. The cast looks top-notch, and you can feel how compelling the story is from the brief glimpses […]
Not two years after the last Steve Jobs biopic, there is already a new one hitting theaters this October. Sony Pictures has just released the trailer for Steve Jobs, based on Walter Isaacson’s biography of the Apple guru. The film, written by Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network, Charlie Wilson’s War), features Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs and Seth Rogen as […]
Universal’s Steve Jobs is based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography of the iconic Apple founder but the first trailer for the biopic that just dropped shows that Michael Fassbender is all-in on Aaron Sorkin’s script, about the sometimes flawed man behind the digital revolution. Show More Summary
Above, watch musician Jon Batiste summarize the history of jazz and American popular music. Batiste was interviewed by Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival. "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" recently named gifted and charismatic New Orleans jazz musician Jon Batiste as bandleader. Show More Summary
Ada Lovelace, an early computing pioneer, featured prominently in Walter Isaacson’s book The Innovators Innovation is messy, and too easy to oversimplify After finishing Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs, I eagerly devoured his followup...Show More Summary
We’ve had a new Steve Jobs biography and documentary already this year, with a movie biopic based on the Walter Isaacson book just around the corner. If you thought Jobs’ life hadn’t been explored enough by biographers, however, think again! … Read more ›
Remember there was a point in time where thanks to Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs that there were rumors flying about that Apple was planning on creating their own TV? That was several years ago and fast forward to today, the rumored “iTV” is still nowhere in sight. Show More Summary
The trailer for “Steve Jobs,” the movie based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling book. Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in 1998 with the unveiling of the iMac, Steve Jobs takes us behind the scenes of the digital revolution to paint an intimate portrait of the brilliant man at its epicenter. Show More Summary
Michael Fassbender plays the Apple co-founder in this film based on Walter Isaacson’s bestselling book. It takes place backstage at three Apple product launches hosted by Jobs. Directed by Danny Boyle and written by Aaron Sorkin.
Ready for another movie about Apple's founder? Well, this one appears to have a bit more gravitas behind it: Based on the biography by Walter Isaacson, the screenplay's been written by Aaron Sorkin, and directed by Danny Boyle. The film has already had a difficult time nailing down the actor to play Jobs himself. Show More Summary