Walter Isaacson


Born in:

Nova Orleães, Luisiana

Walter Isaacson is an American journalist and writer. He has served as president and chief executive officer of the Aspen Institute and CNN, as well as editor of Time magazine. He is the author of Einstein, His Life, His Universe (2007), Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and Kissinger: A Biography (1992). In co-authoring with Evin Thomas, he wrote Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made (1986). In 2007, he became a Time columnist. Isaacson met Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple in 1984, over the years, approached Walter Isaacson amicably intermittently, with occasional bouts of intensity, especially when launching a new product he wanted on the cover of Time or in program CNN, places where Walter worked. After Isaacson's Benjamin Franklin and Einstein Biography, Jobs suggested that he was a good subject (Steve Jobs was already cancer at the time). Isaacson did not dismiss the idea, but was a bit reluctant, as he thought it was not the time. But in 2009, at the request of Steve Jobs' wife, Lauren Powell Jobs, who admitted that Steve Jobs was sick, Isaacson decided to write the biography about Steve Jobs. Although the biography was authorized and Steve Jobs collaborated, Steve Jobs did not read the published material (released a month after his death). The biography of Steve Jobs was a major commercial success, selling 10 million copies by early 2012 and yielded to Walter Isaacson's millionaire copywriting for the movies.

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