Walter Isaacson

Author and Journalist

Walter Isaacson (born May 20, 1952) is an American writer and journalist. He is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. He has been the chairman and CEO of Cable News Network (CNN) and the Managing Editor of Time. He has written biographies of Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and Henry Kissinger.

Book Recommendations


by Kurt Andersen

Other gifted books. I just gave a copy of Kurt Andersen’s Fantasyland to a friend. I think it helps you understand the wackiness happening in our country today.

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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

by Benjamin Franklin

I also think the autobiography of Benjamin Franklin is cool. Because like I said with Leonardo and Ben Franklin, they’re putting things on paper and that autobiography is cast as a letter to his son. It’s not some deep ruminations and things. It’s about how you make your way through this world.

Walter Isaacson, source