Walter Isaacson

  • Sorkin says Jobs movie won't be straight biography May 19, 2012

    Sorkin, who won an Oscar for his screenplay on Facebook film ‘The Social Network’ and created TV drama 'The West Wing', said on Thursday that he would be looking for an element of tension or an obstacle in Steve Job's life on which to hang the movie. Movie studio Sony Pictures...
  • Steve Jobs' pirated biography sold in Shanghai November 5, 2011

    Beijing: The pirated version of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' biography is being sold in Shanghai as bookstores have run out of the authorised copies, a media report said. Since its debut Oct 24, the sales have been brisk. The Shanghai Book City ran out of stock of its 1,800 copies within...
  • 'Jobs as crossroad of humanities, science' October 29, 2011

    New York: A genius for mixing the humanities and sciences coupled with a Svengali-like ability to motivate people powered Steve Jobs's mission to change the world, biographer Walter Isaacson concludes in his exhaustive new study of the Apple co-founder. "Michelangelo knew a lot about how to quarry stone, not just...
  • How Apple changed the world: author of Jobs' biography October 27, 2011

    Walter Isaacson, author of Steve Jobs' biography, has opened up about the Apple creator in his first interview. ...
  • 'I just listened' to Jobs: Biographer Isaacson October 27, 2011

    New York: Steve Jobs told Walter Isaacson he wanted him to write his biography because he's good at getting people to talk. Jobs, it turns out, didn't need much prodding, secretive as he was about both his private life and the company he founded. "I just listened," said Isaacson, whose...
  • Jobs bio delves deep into complex man's life October 25, 2011

    'Steve Jobs" (Simon & Schuster), by Walter Isaacson: "Steve Jobs" takes off the rose-colored glasses that often follow an icon's untimely death and instead offers something far more valuable: The chronicle of a complex, brash genius who was crazy enough to think he could change the world - and did....
  • Reviewers praise new Steve Jobs biography October 25, 2011

    New York: The biography of late Apple Inc. co-founder Steve Jobs' hit the bookstores on Monday, and reviewers wasted little time in heaping praise on the much-anticipated book destined for the bestseller list. The New York Times called Walter Isaacson's "Steve Jobs," which Simon & Schuster published earlier than planned...
  • Will Steve Jobs' final vendetta haunt Google? October 24, 2011

    San Francisco: Google can only hope that Steve Jobs' final vendetta doesn't haunt the Internet search leader from his grave. The depths of Jobs' antipathy toward Google leaps out of Walter Isaacson's authorised biography of Apple's co-founder. The book goes on sale on Monday, less than three weeks after Jobs'...
  • I learned intuition in India: Jobs told biographer October 24, 2011

    New York: The seven months that Steve Jobs spent wandering in India in search of spiritual enlightenment were "not a waste of time", his biographer has said, with the late Apple co-founder telling him his time in India taught him "intuition". In an interview with the CBS, biographer Walter Isaacson...
  • 'Mean' Jobs admired Facebook CEO Zuckerberg October 24, 2011

    New York: Apple's late co-founder Steve Jobs, who is described by his biographer as being "brittle and very mean to people," had high regards for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and admired his Silicon valley counterpart for "not selling out." In an interview with CBS for the show '60 minutes',...
  • 'Jobs abrasive style drove some people away' October 24, 2011

    Apple Inc co-founder Steve Jobs revolutionised multiple industries with his cutting-edge products but he was not the world's best manager, biographer Walter Isaacson said. Jobs changed the course of personal computing during two stints at Apple and then brought a revolution to the mobile market but the inspiring genius is...