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Walter Isaacson Is Getting Into Podcasting With a Series for Dell About Technology

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, Aspen Institute President, Former CNN and TIME Executive, Joins Tulane Faculty

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 to give William & Mary Commencement speech

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 »

‘Genius’: T.R. Knight To Recur As J. Edgar Hoover On Nat Geo Series

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

Fixing The Internet

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, Walter Isaacson to speak at Vanity Fair summit

8 months agoTechnology / Apple : Cult Of Mac

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

Geoffrey Rush Cast as Albert Einstein for the Genius TV Show

8 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The story for this new anthology drama series comes from Walter Isaacson’s 2007 biography on the acclaimed physicist.

Copies of Elon Musk's latest book recommendation have already sold out on Amazon (AMZN)

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

Walter Isaacson: Diversity Spurs Creativity, Urban Innovation

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

Former Apple CEO John Sculley says Steve Jobs cried at the office and that it was one reason people loved working for him

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

Walter Isaacson: Saving the News Industry in Two Simple (But Not Easy) Steps

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

Why Is General Relativity So Damn Hard to Understand?

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’ biopic now available to buy on Blu-ray and DVD

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 […]

Haven’t watched Steve Jobs yet? Read the script here

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)

Flattering rich people for fun and profit

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 Explains Albert Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity in Under Three Minutes

last yearHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

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 […]

Entrepreneurship and the Steve Jobs movie

(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)

Separating fact from fiction in Aaron Sorkin's 'Steve Jobs' film

Aaron Sorkin's big screen retelling of Walter Isaacson's Steve Jobs biography is engaging, entertaining and comes highly recommended, but I am concerned audiences will think what they see on screen is factually accurate. It's not.

Steve Jobs movie director declares Apple has ‘terrifying power’

2 years agoTechnology / Apple : 9 to 5 Mac

Despite the film being based on Walter Isaacson’s authorized Steve Jobs biography, the upcoming Aaron Sorkin-written biopic telling the story of the late Apple co-founder isn’t being totally welcomed by Tim Cook and company. As we’ve seen play out over the last few weeks, the Apple CEO called recent movies including Sorkin’s that depict Jobs in […]

Danny Boyle And Aaron Sorkin On Steve Jobs: “Deep Down, Steve Felt Himself To Be Flawed”

While Steve Jobs has already been depicted several times on film, I think it’s fair to say that Universal Pictures’ Steve Jobs is the Big One, at least for now. The movie is based on Walter Isaacson’s Jobs biography, with a writer and director who have both won Oscars — Aaron Sorkin took home Best Adapted Screenplay for The Social Network, while Danny Boyle won… Read More

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