Isaacson: ‘Nice’ Not an Adjective to Describe Steve Jobs

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2011/12/14/Walter_Isaacson_Talks_Steve_Jobs

“If you were listing the 1000 adjectives for Steve, kindness would not be up there,” says Walter Isaacson, the biographer of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. “He seemed to live as if the normal rules didn’t apply to him.”


Apple cofounder Steve Jobs was a visionary and an inspiration to both tech geeks and luddites worldwide. His products fused technology and design in unprecedented ways. But much of the fiercely private businessman’s life was obfuscated by rumor and legend, and a full picture of the man and his astounding legacy has not emerged. Drawing on more than 40 interviews with Jobs himself, critically acclaimed and bestselling Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein biographer Isaacson presents a remarkable new account of Jobs himself. After two years of research, speaking with family members, friends, competitors and colleagues, Isaacson has compiled the story and life of one of the most influential people of the modern era.

Walter Isaacson is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute. He has been the Chairman and CEO of CNN and the Managing Editor of Time Magazine.

He is the author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (2003) and of Kissinger: A Biography (1992) and is the coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made (1986). His biography of Albert Einstein – Einstein: His Life and Universe – was released in April 2007. He is most recently the author of the authorized biography of Steve Jobs (2011).



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