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Steve Jobs Biographer Tackles New Project

AP | Posted 04.08.2014 | 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 02.26.2014 | 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 02.05.2014 | 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...

What Was Steve Job's 'Secret'?

Morty Lefkoe | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Morty Lefkoe

A lot has been written about Steve Jobs since his death that attempts to explain the source of his brilliance and creativity. What was it about him t...

ReThink Review: Jobs -- An Apple Fan's Review

Jonathan Kim | Posted 10.27.2013 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

Jobs got hammered by critics and has performed poorly at the box office. However, I'm guessing a lot of those critics aren't like me -- someone who grew up on Apple computers, devoured Walt Isaacson's biography, and has followed the company's every move for years.

Ashton Kutcher as Steve Jobs: "We Get No Apple Residuals"

Regina Weinreich | Posted 10.08.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

For every inspirational speech introducing yet a new more inventive product than the last, Jobs, so focused on his vision, loses his connection to those who love him. That is what makes him so compelling a figure, so flawed; in Joshua Michael Stern's film, he's in a league with Picasso.

WATCH: Unlocking The Potential Of Small Business In America

Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact

TIME: 7:00p-8:00p EST Showcasing the power of innovative public-private partnerships, Aspen Institute President Walter Isaacson moderates a panel d...

WATCH: Walter Isaacson, President Of The Aspen Institute, On Turning Visions Into Reality

Posted 06.27.2013 | Impact

Yesterday, Arianna Huffington sat down with Walter Isaacson, president of the Aspen Institute, to discuss the 21st Century National Service Summit's g...

Creativity Has Designs On Aspen Ideas Fest

Michael Conniff | Posted 07.27.2013 | Denver
Michael Conniff

ASPEN, COLORADO--Maybe it's just me, but when the Aspen Ideas Festival rolls around here every summer--the impending confab is June 26-July 2, 2013--I...

Nathan Lane Gets a Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Award; Cinderella on Broadway

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.05.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The award season is all about superlatives and thank you speeches but for East Hampton's Guild Hall Lifetime Achievement Awards, it is about community and family.

Gerry Smith

Prestigious Washington Think Tank Hacked

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 02.22.2013 | Technology

Hackers spied on employees at the Aspen Institute for two months, snooping on their email correspondence before the FBI discovered the breach and trac...

What Chicanos (Mexican-Americans) Can Learn From the Revolutionary Steve Jobs in a New Era

DeeDee Garcia Blase | Posted 02.20.2013 | Latino Voices
DeeDee Garcia Blase

I think it's time to snap out of this crusty old thinking, and it might be a healthy idea for us to evaluate whether or not we are becoming blind sheep. Life-giving blood is constantly on the move in our veins, but do we act like it? Should we not be more alive, passionate and become a positive source of energy?

GUESS WHO?

The Huffington Post | Dino Grandoni | Posted 12.04.2012 | Technology

If any of you Apple fans have warm, fuzzy memories of the man who introduced the company's iconic products to the world, we recommend that you turn aw...

WATCH: Arianna Discusses 'Changing The Narrative' About Job Creation

Huff TV | Posted 12.04.2012 | Business
Huff TV

Arianna, along with Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson, appeared Thursday morning on CNBC's "Squawk Box" to discuss the issue of job cr...

Shipping Bytes Across Borders

Jake Colvin | Posted 07.22.2013 | Technology
Jake Colvin

As the world increasingly adopts digital technologies and habits, improving the framework for information flows is essential to preserve the ability of innovators and entrepreneurs everywhere to participate effectively in the global marketplace of the 21st Century.

WATCH: Walter Isaacson To Youth: 'It's About Serving The World, Helping Others'

Posted 06.14.2013 | Impact

For the 4 million unemployed youth in America looking for work, the solution may be a service corps, said Walter Isaacson. The CEO of the Aspen Ins...

New Documents Reveal How Apple Really Invented The iPhone

Slate | Farhad Manjoo | Posted 09.12.2012 | Technology

Like many of Apple’s inventions, the iPhone began not with a vision, but with a problem. By 2005, the iPod had eclipsed the Mac as Apple’s largest...

"It Ain't Just About You and Your Damn Passion": Quotes, Ideas and Solutions From Yesterday's Job Creation Panel

Arianna Huffington | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Arianna Huffington

Yesterday's job creation panel discussion put the spotlight on what Tom Brokaw called "the most critical grassroots issue in America today." In an effort to shift the narrative away from a fatalistic acceptance of the jobs crisis, the panelists focused on what is working when it comes to job creation. As the Rockefeller Foundation's Judith Rodin put it, "The innovative spirit of American communities is alive and well."

Cable News Ratings As Election Indicators II

Reese Schonfeld | Posted 10.01.2012 | Media
Reese Schonfeld

July ratings are now in and Fox News viewers continue to outnumber the viewers of the three other cable news channels by a tiny margin.

WATCH: Arianna Huffington Announces New Initiative To Kickstart Jobs

Posted 06.25.2013 | Impact

At the Aspen Ideas Festival last week, Arianna Huffington announced Opportunity: What Is Working, HuffPost’s effort -- in partnership with a group o...

Apple, LSD And The Kingdom Of God: A Review Of Walter Isaacson's 'Steve Jobs'

Lee C. Camp | Posted 08.27.2012 | Religion
Lee C. Camp

In addition to his famed tirades was Jobs' "reality distortion field." Jobs would draw a picture of the world that seemed to defy all reality. At worst, he simply lied. At best, he cast a vision of what could be and then got others caught up in making that vision a new reality.