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Isaacson Speaks on Jobs Biography

November 30, 2011

The man whose iconic creations are in the ears, pockets and backpacks of the next generation of innovators at the University of South Carolina was the focus of an event that cannot be downloaded in the iStore.

Walter Isaacson, tapped to write Apple co-founder Steve Jobs’ biography, shared the innovator’s story of how he ushered in personal computing and mobile technology Nov. 29 at the Capstone House.

The event was part of the Darla Moore School of Business’ Wells Fargo Lecture Series. 

As Jobs’ authorized biographer, Isaacson conducted more than 40 interviews with the Apple innovator. In an Oct. 21 book review, the New York Times said Jobs’ story “calls for a book that is clear, elegant and concise enough to qualify as an iBio. Mr. Isaacson’s ‘Steve Jobs’ does its solid best to hit that target.”

Watch VideoIn addition to “Steve Jobs,” Isaacson has written biographies on Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin and Henry Kissinger. He is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute and a former chairman and CEO of CNN and a managing editor of TIME magazine.

Isaacson spoke at USC’s May 2007 commencement and was awarded an honorary doctor of humanities degree.

While in Columbia, Isaacson also will be featured at the Liberty Fellowship Summit, which will take place Nov. 30, at the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center. Issacson’s talk at the summit will focus on ways to advance South Carolina economically. Details for that event are online at  

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