Watch our interview with Walter Isaacson author of the new biography on the genius behind Apple, Steve Jobs.
Walter Isaacson is arguably the premier biographer of our time. The president and CEO of the Aspen Institute – which puts on the Aspen Ideas Festival each year – has crafted best-selling biographies on Henry Kissinger, Benjamin Franklin, and Albert Einstein. We spoke to Isaacson when he was working on a biography on Apple co-founder and CEO, Steve Jobs, who passed away on Oct. 5, 2011. Jobs, the genius behind the company that has revolutionized how we use technology, is perhaps the most exciting subject for a biographer of our generation. Sales of Isaacson’s book are expected to skyrocket.
Watch Walter Isaacson talk about Jobs and the process of writing a biography:
“Here’s a guy whose totally fascinating,” Isaacson said of Jobs – from the blue box invented by Jobs and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak that allowed people to make free phone calls, to the iPad. “This ability to create, end-to-end, wonderfully integrated products, where the hardware and the software and the content work together magically. …I want to try to show how that’s part of his personality,” Isaacson continued. “Having sort of a feel for an end-to-end control that makes something beautiful.”
About Walter Isaacson: Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of [...] View author profile.
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