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Walter Isaacson

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Walter Isaacson was born on May 20, 1952 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He received a B. A. in history and literature from Harvard College. He then attended the University of Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar at Pembroke College and read philosophy, politics, and economics. He began his career in mostra altro journalism at The Sunday Times of London and then the New Orleans Times-Picayune/States-Item. He joined TIME in 1978 and served as a political correspondent, national editor and editor of new media before becoming the magazine's editor in 1996. He became Chairman and CEO of CNN in 2001, and then president and CEO of the Aspen Institute in 2003. He has written numerous books including American Sketches, Einstein: His Life and Universe, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, Kissinger: A Biography, Steve Jobs, and The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution. He is the co-author, with Evan Thomas, of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
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Opere di Walter Isaacson

Leonardo da Vinci (2017) 3,039 copie
The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made (1986) — Autore — 678 copie
Kissinger: A Biography (1992) 677 copie
Elon Musk (2023) — Autore; Narratore, alcune edizioni450 copie
A Benjamin Franklin Reader (2003) — A cura di — 198 copie
Steve Jobs (Part I) (2011) 5 copie
Pro & Con (1983) 4 copie
Steve Jobs (Part II) (2011) 4 copie
The Folio Society Lives of the Founding Fathers (2000) — Collaboratore — 2 copie
Os Inovadores 1 copia
Time Magazine 1999.08.02 (1999) 1 copia
Time Magazine 1998.12.07 (1998) 1 copia

Opere correlate

American Government: Readings and Cases (1977) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni245 copie
The Best American Essays 2010 (2010) — Collaboratore — 226 copie
The Best American Spiritual Writing 2008 (2008) — Collaboratore — 84 copie
Genius: Einstein: The Complete First Season (2018) — Original book — 14 copie


Informazioni generali

Nome canonico
Isaacson, Walter
Nome legale
Isaacson, Walter Seff
Data di nascita
Luogo di nascita
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Luogo di residenza
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Washington, DC, USA
Deep Springs College
Harvard University (BA|1974)
Pembroke College, Oxford University (MA|1976)
Attività lavorative
Time (1978-2001, Editor 1996-2001)
CNN (CEO, 2001-2003)
Aspen Institute (president and CEO, 2003-)
Teach for America (chair emeritus)
Tulane University
Premi e riconoscimenti
Rhodes Scholar
Jefferson Lecture (2014)
Gerald Loeb Award (2012)
American Philosophical Society (2005)
American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2016)
Fellow, Royal Society of the Arts (mostra tutto 8)
Benjamin Franklin Medal (2013)
National Humanities Medal (2021)
Breve biografia
Walter Isaacson, University Professor of History at Tulane, has been CEO of the Aspen Institute, chairman of CNN, and editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Leonardo da Vinci; Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography. He is also the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made.



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Some surprising learnings on Franklin - a complicated, ingenious, yet also personally flawed at family relationships.
starkravingmad | 82 altre recensioni | Feb 9, 2024 |
Elon Musk is a fascinating person. Mr. Isaacson has given us a portrait of his genius, temperament, achievements, and relationships.

I like the way the book provided a deep dive into the inner workings of Mr. Musk's companies: Tesla, SpaceX and his early days at Twitter. He is so driven and expects everyone around him to be totally devoted to their jobs. He is a difficult boss who can also be inspirational. He has an extremely high tolerance for risk that can make it difficult to work for him. But look at what he's achieved!

This book had a different tone from most of the other works by Mr. Isaacson that I've read. It is the second of his books about living people that I've read (the other being Code Breaker) and I was surprised that the author inserted himself in the latter part of the book. I was also disappointed that the book wasn't always chronological, which had me wondering where the subject was in his personal life while various work challenges were presenting themselves (or being created by Mr. Musk).

In spite of that, Mr. Isaacson has done his usual great job of bringing a well researched, multidimensional subject to the reader in an inspiring way.

p.s. I loved Maye Musk, Elon's mother. She is an inspiration herself!
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LynnB | 7 altre recensioni | Jan 30, 2024 |
Very good biography best-seller.
derailer | 82 altre recensioni | Jan 25, 2024 |
Please take this review with a grain of salt. Full disclosure: I make my living selling Apple products. Most of them are pretty darned good. Some of them I have Steve Jobs to thank for bringing them to market. So I cannot be entirely objective assessing the value of a biography of the man. More full disclosure: I read a lot of books. This is nowhere near the best biography I have ever read. On the other hand, it's a book I should read to understand a little more about my principal supplier: Apple Inc. The book tries to be fair assessing Jobs life, his personality, and his legacy. I think it tried a little too hard. I feel like some of the best stories about Jobs didn't make it into the book. So much for political correctness. He was a surly character....and smelly, it seems. There are some very funny stories in the book, among my favourite the reactions of his friend Larry Ellison and business competitor Bill Gates. There is also the takeover of Pixar by Disney. But the book strays into hagiography more than I would have liked. Also: this is only the second book I have read in electronic form, but the first in which i really appreciated reading on my iPad. There was the mention of a lot of old Jobs girlfriends (whose pictures I looked up on the Internet), businessmen and technologists. It was great being able to put the book on hold for a few seconds while I did further research on some of the people. It gave the stories more resonance. Early in the book I came upon a reference to Edwin Land, the founder of Polaroid, an influence on Jobs. It forced me to put the book on hold while I read a biography or two on Land. the are many parallels between the two men. Both pushed their employees very hard. Both, I think, believed in the primacy of the user experience. And both believed in really great product launches.… (altro)
MylesKesten | 284 altre recensioni | Jan 23, 2024 |


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