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

(1) Comments | Posted February 5, 2014 | 10:31 AM

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 Institute and Steve Jobs’ biographer. Both Isaacson and Schmidt are members of The WorldPost editorial board.

This interview is excerpted from the current issue...

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Google and Apple

(22) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 3:03 PM

Google may be innovative, but Apple's ability to focus is also important.

A week ago, I was on CNBC's Squawk Box and, in response to a question, said that I thought that Google was more innovative than Apple at the moment. I added that Apple, which is led by a...

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An Untapped Resource: The Key to Lifting the Nation's Economy

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 12:09 PM

What if 7 million youth disappeared from American society?

That's not a premise from science fiction but reality in communities across the country where 6.7 million young people between the ages of 16 to 24 are no longer enrolled in school or employed in our businesses. These...

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Why I'm Thrilled About Bezos's Latest Endeavor

(54) Comments | Posted August 7, 2013 | 2:47 PM

Jeff Bezos's purchase of the Washington Post gives me great hope for the journalism business, and not just because he's a brilliant and visionary technologist.

In 1999, when I was editor of Time, we decided to make Jeff the Person of the Year. I felt that he was transforming commerce...

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A Bold, Old Idea for Saving Journalism

(65) Comments | Posted February 5, 2009 | 3:22 PM

The crisis in journalism has, during the past few months, reached meltdown proportions. It is now possible to contemplate a time in the near future when major towns will no longer have a newspaper and when magazines and network news operations will employ no more than a handful of reporters.

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The Woman Who Shed Her Burqa

(34) Comments | Posted February 12, 2008 | 1:55 PM

As someone who knew and respected Benazir Bhutto ever since we were in college together, I cannot write an unbiased review of her new book, Reconciliation. But because I feel that it is an extraordinarily important and beautiful...

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Tenet's Instinct to Please

(97) Comments | Posted April 30, 2007 | 1:53 PM

As I was reading the excerpts and reports of George Tenet's new book, I was reminded of a dinner I went to recently where I got to listen to Václav Havel, the playwright, former Czech president, prisoner, and human rights activist. He said that there were two types of people...

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