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Kissinger, Israel and their attackers

Cohen: At the age of 91, Henry Kissinger has published yet another book — his 17th in 60 years, according to his biographer Walter Isaacson. In that sense, “World Order” is something of a miracle, but it is also a swell read. So, I initially...Show More Summary

The Innovators

4 days agoOdd : Kottke.org

Walter Isaacson has written books on Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Steve Jobs. His newest book, The Innovators, is due out in early October and focuses on the people who invented computing and the Internet. In his masterly saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. Show More Summary

Biographer Walter Isaacson And Medium CEO Ev Williams To Speak At Disrupt SF

We’re excited to announce that author Walter Isaacson and entrepreneur Ev Williams will be joining us onstage at Disrupt SF next week. Isaacson is probably best-known to TechCrunch readers as the author of the bestselling biography Steve Jobs, but he also wrote acclaimed volumes on Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. Show More Summary

Ex-Time Magazine Editor: 'Fighting for a Fair Deal Goes to the Core' of Obama

Ex-Time magazine editor Walter Isaacson declared in the August 25 issue that Barack Obama "can still secure his legacy" by aggressively lobbying for liberal causes. Isaacson enthused, "Obamacare may be undermined if the Supreme Court guts subsidies for the federal exchanges. Show More Summary

Walter Isaacson: “Innovation” doesn’t mean anything anymore

The man who brought America inside the minds of Einstein, Franklin and Jobs takes issue with modern-day tech hype

‘A spectacular two days’ with media VIPs – for $5,000 per person

Walter Isaacson writes in his invitation: “My good friend Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter knows how to throw an event and we are collaborating with him to create quite a unique program” – at $5,000 per person. From: Sent on behalf of Walter Isaacson Sent: Friday, July 25, 2014 1:13 PM To: Subject: Vanity Fair … Read More

16 Examples Of Steve Jobs Acting Like A Huge Jerk (AAPL)

When it comes to Steve Jobs, there's the "Good Steve," and then, there's the "Bad Steve," says biographer Walter Isaacson. His mammoth personality could inspire those around him just as easily as it could tear them down. Here are 16 examples of when it did the latter. Show More Summary

Microsoft's New CEO Says He Wants to Learn From Google

ASPEN — Microsoft's energetic new hope Satya Nadella is still in his honeymoon period, judging by the warm reception he got at the Fortune Brainstorm tech conference Monday. But his animated conversation with Walter Isaacson at the Aspen...Show More Summary

Most know him as Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson (or “Isaac Walterson”) is a New Orleans native and a onetime colleague of Times-Picayune editor Jim Amoss.

Hillary Clinton Joins Walter Isaacson for Facebook Live Q&A at Aspen Ideas Festival

3 months agoIndustries / Media : FishbowlDC

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will sit down with Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, today for an “Afternoon of Conversation” at the Aspen Ideas Festival. Those who join the event on Facebook can submit...Show More Summary

Sebelius: GOP Only Opposed ObamaCare Out of Personal Dislike for Obama

Friday at the Aspen Institute, CEO Walter Isaacson hosted "A Conversation with the Honorable Kathleen Sebelius." He asked why the Affordable Care Act had become so partisan and the former Health and Human Services Secretary refused to take any responsibly claiming the administration reached out to Republicans during the bill-writing process. Show More Summary

Oyster Books Scores Stephen King, Hemingway And More In Simon & Schuster Deal

4 months agoLifestyle / Luxury : Money Talks

Oyster subscribers who pay$9.95 a month for unlimited access to more than 500,000 titles can now read blockbuster authors like Stephen King, Ernest Hemingway, Dan Brown and Walter Isaacson.

Jobs' biographer says Apple-Beats deal could be future of Apple television

Speaking with Dan Lyons of "Fake Steve Jobs" blog fame, late Apple cofounder Steve Jobs' biographer Walter Isaacson said he thinks the alleged tie up with Beats Electronics could be more about content -- and Jimmy Iovine -- than software and hardware.

Jobs Biographer Walter Isaacson Suggests Key TV Content Role for Beats' Jimmy Iovine

Apple is rumored to be purchasing Beats Electronics, with an announcement of the acquisition coming at any moment. The deal is said to include the company's headphone business, its Beats Music subscription service, and two key executives -- Beats co-founders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Show More Summary

Walter Isaacson to Serve as Keynote Speaker at BEA

4 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Famed biography writer Walter Isaacson has been named this year's keynote speaker at the forthcoming BookExpo America (BEA) conference. The Slate Group editor-in-chief Jacob Weisberg will sit with Isaacson for an interview. According...Show More Summary

Walter Isaacson Delivers 43rd Jefferson Lecture

4 months agoArts : Arts Post

Walter Isaacson, biographer, journalist and head of the Aspen Institute, delivered the 43rd annual Jefferson Lecture Monday night at the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. The Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, first delivered by the great literary critic Lionel Trilling in in 1972, is the federal government’s most prestigious honor delivered to someone working in the […]

Forgotten by Dre: How two Beats founders were cut out of the $3.2 billion deal

If you’ve read Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography, you possibly know the name Ronald Wayne. That’s the investor who dropped out of Apple 12 days into its existence as a company — losing around $35 billion after selling his shares … Read more ›

Walter Isaacson to Deliver Jefferson Lecture

4 months agoArts : ArtsBeat

The best-selling biographer and president of the Aspen Institute will deliver the 43rd annual Jefferson Lecture on Monday night at the Kennedy Center in Washington.

Walter Isaacson’s New Book is Now Excerpted Online

5 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Simon & Schuster will publish Walter Isaacson‘s new book The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, this October. The Webby Awards has published an exclusive excerpt from the Steve Jobs biographer. Show More Summary

Forget Steve Jobs, Model This Entrepreneur Instead

Steve Jobs succeeded at a real cost. Here's another entrepreneur you can emulate to achieve your dreams without causing so much pain. By now it seems everyone has read Walter Isaacson’s bestselling biography of Steve Jobs. While theShow More Summary

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