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Walter Isaacson has 2 upcoming events.

Dec
10
WALTER ISAACSON - The Innovators
BookPeople, Wednesday, December 10 at 12:30pm
Wednesday, December 10 at 12:30PM

Bestelling Author of Steve Jobs

Walter Isaacson

speaking & signing

The innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution Join us this afternoon for a riveting discussion with Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of the hugely popular biography Steve Jobs. In The innovators, Isaacson, managing editor of Time magazine, reveals the story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail?

About the Book

Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail?

In his masterly saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page. This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. It's also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative. For an era that seeks to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork, The innovators shows how they happen.

About Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Steve Jobs; Einstein: His Life and Universe; Benjamin Franklin: An American Life; and Kissinger: A Biography, and the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He lives in Washington, DC. In order to have anything signed at a BookPeople event, a copy of the event book must be purchased from BookPeople. If you purchase your book from BookPeople in advance of the event, please save your receipt and present it at the event.

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Location: Street: 603 N Lamar Blvd City: Austin, Province: Texas Postal Code: 78703-5413 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Walter Isaacson has 4 media appearances.

Sep
27
Walter Isaacson
Booknotes, Sunday, September 27, 1992
Walter Isaacson discusses Kissinger: A Biography.

Mr. Isaacson discussed his book, Kissinger: A Biography, which examines the life and times of the former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who served during the Nixon and Ford administrations. He discussed his research on Mr. Kissinger, and the political philosophy that drives the international diplomat. (timspalding)
Jul
5
A conversation with Walter Isaacson
Charlie Rose, Monday, July 5, 2004
Walter Isaacson

In honor of the 4th of July, an interview with biographer Walter Isaacson, author of (timspalding)

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