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Aspen at Roosevelt House – Walter Isaacson

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Aspen at Roosevelt House – Walter Isaacson

PROGRAM

The Aspen Institute and the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College cordially invite you to an evening with Walter Isaacson, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute, discussing his new book, The Innovators:
How a group of Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks created the Digital Revolution.

About the Book:

Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson’s revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens.

What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why did some succeed and others fail?

In his masterly saga, Isaacson begins with Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter, who pioneered computer programming in the 1840s. He explores the fascinating personalities that created our current digital revolution, such as Vannevar Bush, Alan Turing, John von Neumann, J.C.R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Robert Noyce, Bill Gates, Steve Wozniak, Steve Jobs, Tim Berners-Lee, and Larry Page.

This is the story of how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. It’s also a narrative of how their ability to collaborate and master the art of teamwork made them even more creative.

For an era that seeks to foster innovation, creativity, and teamwork, The Innovators shows how they happen.

Read more at: http://books.simonandschuster.com/Innovators/Walter-Isaacson/9781476708690#sthash.GoRSZEpo.dpuf

“Aspen at Roosevelt House,” a discussion series about timely public policy issues, is a partnership between the Aspen Institute and the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. It reflects the shared missions of both institutions to provide a forum for public dialogue about the most important issues of the day.

Presented with:

The Aspen Institute