Walter Isaacson, the CEO of the Aspen Institute, has been the chairman of CNN and the managing editor of Time magazine. He is the author of The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks created the Digital Revolution, Einstein: His Life and Universe, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life and Kissinger: A Biography, and is the coauthor, with Evan Thomas, of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. He and his wife live in Washington, DC.
The attention to detail is astounding, and this is an encyclopaedic record of Jobs's life right up to his battle against cancer and death . . . a fitting legacy to a flawed genius - Evening StandardIsaacson has done an outstanding job. He keeps a sturdily detached perspective about Jobs' many eccentricities. His biographer has written a captivating account of this digital visionary whose products have enthralled millions of people - SpectatorThis is a riveting book, with as much to say about the transformation of modern life in the information age as about its supernaturally gifted and driven subject - TelegraphA must read - Sunday Times