Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Walter Isaacson | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Biography Author, Professor
Gain insights into the lives of influential figures throughout history and discover the power of innovation with Walter Isaacson, speaker, author, and professor.
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Walter Isaacson | Speaker Biography

Biographies of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci
Former editor of TIME magazine and CEO of CNN
Professor and author on innovation and technology

Walter Isaacson is an American author, journalist, and professor. He graduated as a Rhodes Scholar from Harvard College and Pembroke College, Oxford University. Isaacson began his journalistic career at The Sunday Times of London and later joined TIME magazine in 1978, serving various roles, including political correspondent, national editor, and editor of digital media, before becoming the magazine's 14th editor in 1996. He then became the chairman and CEO of CNN in 2001 and the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute in 2003. Isaacson is known for his biographical works, including books on Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Kissinger, and Leonardo da Vinci. He has also written about innovation and technology in "The Innovators." Isaacson has held leadership positions, including being the campaign chair and emeritus board member at Tulane University, chair emeritus of Teach for America, and a U.S. Defense Innovation Board member. President Barack Obama appointed him to serve as the chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors. Isaacson has received awards and recognitions, including the Benjamin Franklin Medal, the Nichols-Chancellor's Medal, and the National Humanities Medal. He is a member of organizations such as the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Society of the Arts, and the American Philosophical Society. Isaacson teaches at Tulane University and serves on the United Airlines and Bloomberg Philanthropies board.

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Walter's extensive experience in leadership roles across prestigious media organizations and his deep understanding of innovation and technology make him an invaluable speaker for teams and businesses looking to inspire creativity and strategic thinking. His acclaimed biographies on some of the most influential figures in history offer unique insights into the minds of innovators, providing actionable lessons on leadership, perseverance, and vision. Booking Walter as a speaker will not only elevate your event but also empower your team with the knowledge and motivation to excel in an ever-changing business landscape.

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