Walter Isaacson knows a thing or two about innovators. In his storied career as a news executive and biographer, he’s spent years researching and writing the stories of America’s greatest minds. Einstein. Kissinger. Franklin. And, most recently, Jobs.
Our Fusion 2012 keynote speaker authored the official biography of Steve Jobs that garnered worldwide recognition – the book was based on two years’ worth of interviews and published only 19 days after Jobs’ death in 2011. Isaacson was granted unprecedented access into the life of one of the greatest technological visionaries of our generation.
A news man at heart, Isaacson moved through the journalism ranks before serving as TIME magazine’s editor in 1996. He became chairman and CEO of CNN in 2001. Over the years, Isaacson has penned best-selling biographies including Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007), Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (2003), and Kissinger: A Biography (1992). He also co-authored The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made (1986) about U.S. foreign policy in the Soviet era.
Since 2003, he has served as president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, D.C.
We welcome Isaacson’s unique insights into executive leadership and American innovation as our Fusion 2012 keynote speaker!
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