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Steve Jobs

Francis Levy | Posted 11.12.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

The problem with Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs, based on the Walter Isaacson bio, is that it's one long product lunch.

11 Exceptional Audiobooks for Your Every Mood

Off The Shelf | Posted 11.12.2015 | Books
Off The Shelf

If our last two brilliant and fantastic audiobook lists haven't convinced you that listening to a great audiobook is a fully satisfying experience, the eleven on this list -- which are hilarious, thrilling, informative, and inspirational -- will surely do the trick.

The Problem With "Steve Jobs"

Ira Israel | Posted 11.02.2015 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

This is a dark portrait of a profoundly psychologically damaged man whose compensation for feeling unwanted as an infant was to crush everyone around him into admiring his brilliance. But at what price?

Why Steve Jobs Came Dead-on-Arrival at the Box Office

Peter Lance | Posted 10.29.2015 | Entertainment
Peter Lance

I awaited few fall releases with more anticipation than Steve Jobs, the Danny Boyle directed, Aaron Sorkin penned film based on Walter Isaacson's best-selling biography. After all, as they say at Nate'n Al deli in Beverly Hills, "what's not to like" about that team?

ReThink Review: Steve Jobs -- Steve Jobs, Dramatized

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.23.2015 | Technology
Jonathan Kim

I understand creative license and why films need to condense, simplify, fudge, and invent to create drama, but is there a point where this can be considered excessively dishonest?

Steve Jobs Unmasked ... Finally

Bill_Robinson | Posted 09.03.2015 | Technology

Now that we all know the real story, shouldn't we immediately shift all our fawning, adulation and slobbering over to Wozniak? Seems the right thing to do.

Five Great Moments from Aspen Ideas Festival 2015

Judith Samuelson | Posted 07.09.2015 | Impact
Judith Samuelson

My advice for newcomers: skip the pundits and lean in to innovative change agents -- the "makers" who work across the spectrum of business, arts, education and politics. You know an event is a success when your hope for the future is renewed.

Jimmy Carter Calls Obama's Foreign Policy Success 'Minimal'

The Huffington Post | Dhyana Taylor | Posted 07.01.2015 | Politics

Former President Jimmy Carter said recently that he finds President Barack Obama's success on the world stage to be "minimal." “I think he’s do...

Defending Liberal Education In a Technology Driven World

Gabriel Sanchez Zinny | Posted 06.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Gabriel Sanchez Zinny

The supposed conflict between science and the humanities has been blown out of proportion. Economic growth will come not so much from cheaper computer chips but rather from "constantly reimagining how computers and other new technologies interact with human beings."

The Digital Revolution Meets the Human Brain

Alvaro Fernandez | Posted 06.12.2015 | Technology
Alvaro Fernandez

To predict the future, it helps to examine one key leading indicator of tech investment: patent activity.

New 'Late Show' Bandleader Jon Batiste Shares the History of Jazz

Aspen Institute | Posted 06.09.2015 | Entertainment
Aspen Institute

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert recently named charismatic New Orleans jazz musician Jon Batiste as bandleader. At the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, Batiste sat down with Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson for a lively conversation that was part performance and part discussion.

Would Someone on This Train Please Tell Me I'm Hot?

Greg Schwem | Posted 04.20.2015 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

It was time to assume the reading-while-commuting position, something foreign to me since I rarely read on subway cars and never while standing up.

Prepare to Be Disrupted

Nathan Gardels | Posted 04.05.2015 | World
Nathan Gardels

The WorldPost Future Series is a set of conferences that will explore the social and economic transformation fostered by rapid technological advance -- and how these tumultuous changes will impact daily life in our communities, our families and in the workplace.

WATCH: Walter Isaacson Discusses His New Book On The Digital Revolution

Posted 10.14.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 12:00pm EDT. Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson will discuss his latest book The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, G...

What Do Steve, Arianna, Millie and Karen Have in Common?

Millie Grenough | Posted 11.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Millie Grenough

Photo: Jon Snyder/ | CC BY-NC Common element in Steve Jobs, Arianna Huffington, Millie Grenough, Karen Gomez: a) creativity b) crazy-busy...

The Value and Importance of the Arts and the Humanities in Education and Life

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 11.09.2014 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

We challenge our students to develop life-long skills such as analytical thinking, clarity in written and spoken expression, collaboration, and creativity.

An Open Letter to the Media and to Global Parents

Molly Alexander Darden | Posted 09.29.2014 | Media
Molly Alexander Darden

With all the conflicts going on these days, of course it's natural for journalists to cover every gory aspect of them. I get that. The thing is, that you're repeating the same old story of blame and accusation.

WATCH: Walter Isaacson, David Rubenstein Discuss How To Lead With Action

Posted 07.31.2014 | Impact

Watch Live at 4:15 - 5:45pm MDT (6:15 - 7:45pm EST). The Leadership in Action Series offers an opportunity to take a deep dive with leaders at the ...

Steve Jobs Biographer Tackles New Project

AP | Posted 06.07.2014 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — After writing a best-selling book about a superstar of the digital age, Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson is working on a tribute to teamw...

You Know What's Cool? A Steve Jobs Movie Directed By David Fincher

Posted 02.26.2014 | Entertainment

Like: David Fincher and Aaron Sorkin, aka Team "Social Network," may reunite for the untitled Steve Jobs movie that Sorkin wrote for Sony. The Hollywo...

Learning How to Keep Culture Alive From Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kellie Cummings | Posted 04.27.2014 | Business
Kellie Cummings

Last night I attended a panel discussion at the Washington National Cathedral on Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Letter from Birmingham City Jail." The pan...

Walter Isaacson Talks To Google's Eric Schmidt And Jared Cohen On The Digital Age

Aspenia Italia | Walter Isaacson | Posted 02.04.2015 | World

Eric Schmidt is the executive chairman of Google; Jared Cohen is the director of Google Ideas; Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of The Aspen I...

Google and Apple

Walter Isaacson | Posted 03.24.2014 | Technology
Walter Isaacson

Innovation is wonderful, but on its own it's not the holy grail. Other things matter just as much in creating a great company or product, most notably execution and focus. Apple excels at these things. That's why I use an iPhone and iPad. Innovation without execution produces footnotes to history, such as the Xerox Alto and Star.

WATCH: Closing The Workforce Skills Gap

The Aspen Institute | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

Closing the Workforce Skills Gap with Jamie Dimon, Rahm Emanuel, Melody Barnes, and Walter Isaacson. Live from Washington, DC. Thursday, December ...

WATCH: The Washington Ideas Forum

The Atlantic | Posted 11.15.2013 | Impact

The fifth annual Washington Ideas Forum, co-hosted by The Atlantic, the Aspen Institute, and the Newseum, will be streaming live here from 9:30 am unt...