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Walter Isaacson ON: The Importance of Living a Curiosity-Driven Life & How To Develop It

On Purpose with Jay Shetty

If On Purpose inspires you, Jay’s exclusive Genius workshops and meditations will take your life to the next level. Go to https://shetty.cc/OnPurposeGenius to learn more.  The world has been forever changed by the simple question: What if? What if Leonardo Da Vinci never painted the Mona Lisa? What if Steve Jobs never started Apple? What if Jennifer Doudna never pursued gene editing?  On this episode of On Purpose with Jay Shetty, Jay speaks with acclaimed author and journalist, Walter Isaacson, about his new book, Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


12 Apr 2021

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The Code of Life and CRISPR with Jennifer Doudna and Walter Isaacson

StarTalk Radio

Designer babies? On this episode, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Chuck Nice sit down with biographer Walter Isaacson to explore Neil’s interview with Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, Jennifer Doudna, about her pioneering work with CRISPR technology. NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can watch or listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: https://www.startalkradio.net/show/the-code-of-life-and-crispr-with-jennifer-doudna-and-walter-isaacson/ Thanks to our Patrons Miguel Santana!!, Cristina Magistrali, Phillipe Dewindt, Toren Wallengren, Eric Huffman, Christopher Sukhanenya, Dmitry Pugachevich for supporting us this week. Image Credit: Tim Tim (VD fr), CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia CommonsSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


5 Apr 2021

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Walter Isaacson

Armchair Expert with Dax Shepard

Walter Isaacson is an American author, journalist, and professor. Walter joins the Armchair Expert to discuss his work as a biographer, that it’s important to remember that all people are human, and how much more inspiring they are when you realize that. Walter explains the three great innovation revolutions of modern times, how transformative Jennifer Doudna’s gene editing work is, and how she used her knowledge of CRISPR to help with the fight against covid. Dax and Walter discuss the dilemma of editing out certain negative traits and the effects it can have on shaping a person and the importance of trying to maximize the Utopia of gene editing while minimizing the many unforeseen issues that will arise.

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1 Apr 2021

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Author Walter Isaacson On The Gene Editing Revolution

Fresh Air

Biochemist Jennifer Doudna, the subject of Walter Isaacson's new biography 'The Code Breaker,' shared a Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2020 for the part she played in developing the CRISPR gene editing technology. We discuss mRNA vaccines, how gene editing works, and some of the moral questions that these developments raise. Also, Ken Tucker reviews 'Living The Dream,' an expanded album by Hailey Whitters.


8 Mar 2021

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Walter Isaacson - What All Great Teams Have In Common (Ep. 6)

Leadership Lessons from the Fast Lane with Gary Heil

The biographer of our age, acclaimed historian and journalist, and professor of history at Tulane University, Walter Isaacson, and host Gary Heil, discuss the role of innovation in leadership, why thinking outside the box requires understanding what’s inside the box, the importance of reflection, and the impact of the deficit of optimism has on our ability to move into a new and better future. Drawing on lessons from some of the world’s most influential inventors, artists, and leaders - including Ben Franklin, Leonardo DaVinci, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs, and Bill Gates - this discussion encourages radical leadership change and introspective assessment.Key takeaways include:The importance of connectivity and collaboration: something all great teams have in common.What it means to bend reality, and why knowing when to do so is crucial.How a rebellious sense of wonder can change the world, and so much more.Learn more about our speakers:Gary Heil: https://www.wsb.com/speakers/gary-heil/Walter Isaacson: https://www.wsb.com/speakers/walter-isaacson/About the series:Presented weekly, Leadership Lessons from the Fast Lane explores some of the most pressing challenges that leaders of today face, with the world’s most respected, creative, and successful thought leaders.Visit our website: https://www.wsb.com/Contact us: https://www.wsb.com/contact/


17 Nov 2020

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C.O.B. Tuesday Ep. 37 - Featuring Walter Isaacson

C.O.B. Tuesday

Today's guest has honored TPH with a handful of visits over the years, but today's discussion was a special treat. Walter Isaacson, renowned author, Professor of History at Tulane University, and Distinguished Fellow at The Aspen Institute joined us for this week's "vaccine and Biden focused" COBT session.With no time to waste, we jumped right into the discussion which covered Walter's participation in the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine trial, his latest book, and his thoughts on how the energy industry and Washington overall may be affected by President-Elect Joe Biden's administration. No matter how you voted, Walter makes the case on a number of fronts for being optimistic about what lies ahead.Walter's referenced article in The Washington Post regarding the Pfizer vaccine can be found here. In the article, Walter explains the otherwise really complicated business of manufacturing vaccines in easy to understand ways. There is no doubt the public private partnership that has had early vaccine success is something of which we can all be proud.Thanks for watching (as always) and stay tuned for a special COBT edition later this week!----------Copyright 2020, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. The information contained in this update is based on sources considered to be reliable but is not represented to be complete and its accuracy is not guaranteed. This update is designed to provide market commentary only. This update does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities. Nothing contained in this update is intended to be a recommendation of a specific security or company nor is any of the information contained herein intended to constitute an analysis of any company or security reasonably sufficient to form the basis for any investment decision. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co., and its officers, directors, shareholders, employees and affiliates and members of their families may have positions in any securities mentioned and may buy or sell such securities before, after or concurrently with the publication of this update. In some instances, such investments may be inconsistent with the views expressed herein. Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. may, from time to time, perform or solicit investment banking or other services for or from a company, person or entities mentioned in this update. Additional important disclosures, including disclosures regarding companies covered by TPH’s research department, may be found at www.tphco.com/Disclosure. Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. (TPH) is the global brand name for Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Securities, LLC., Tudor Pickering Holt & Co Advisors LP, Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Securities – Canada, ULC and their affiliates worldwide. Institutional Communication Only. Under FINRA Rule 2210, this communication is deemed institutional sales material and it is not meant for distribution to retail investors.


11 Nov 2020

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Innovation Conversations: Walter Isaacson, Part 2

IP Hot Topics

The second episode of IP Hot Topics features part two of our “Innovation Conversations” discussion with renowned author, analyst, journalist, historian and Tulane University professor Walter Isaacson. Sterne Kessler Directors Trey Powers and Eldora Ellison interview Professor Isaacson about the functionality of and investors’ participation in the United States patent system, the importance of forming scientific opinions based on available data, and how to depoliticize science in the current political climate. Further, Walter shares his perspectives on the future of innovation specific to new disruptors on the horizon and his concerns about the accessibility of technology and entrepreneurship.


13 Oct 2020

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Steve Jobs Book Summary In Hindi | Walter Isaacson | Full Audio Book | Founder Of Apple Inc. | Suman

Book Summary In Hindi

Steve Jobs Book Summary In Hindi | Walter Isaacson |Full Audio Book |Founder Of Apple Company |Book Summary In Hindi | Suman | Suman Das----------------------------------------------------------------BOOK :- Steve JobsAUTHOR :- Walter IsaacsonSUBJECT/GENRE :- BiographyPUBLISHED DATE :-24th October,2011------------------------------------------------------------------ Steve Jobs is the authorized self-titled biography of Steve Jobs. The book was written at the request of Jobs by Walter Isaacson, a former executive at CNN and TIME who has written best-selling biographies of Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. Based on more than forty interviews with Jobs conducted over two years-in addition to interviews with more than one hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues-Isaacson was given "unprecedented" access to Jobs's life.Jobs is said to have encouraged the people interviewed to speak honestly. Although Jobs cooperated with the book, he asked for no control over its content other than the book's cover, and waived the right to read it before it was published.The book was released on October 24, 2011, by Simon & Schuster in the United States, 19 days after Jobs's death.A film adaptation written by Aaron Sorkin and directed by Danny Boyle, with Michael Fassbender starring in the title role, was released on October 9, 2015. ---------------------------------------------------------------------Edit By -Suman Das / SUMANfollow on Instagramhttps://www.Instagram.com/sumandas030---------------------------------------------------------------------Thank you for Watching this video.Like,Comment and Share to the maximum.-------------------------------------------------------------------Tags-#stevejobs#stevejobsbiography#stevejobsbooksummary#walterisaacson#walterisaaconsbook#founderofapple#iphone#stevejobsaudiobook#stevejobsaudiobooksummary#stevejobsbooksummaryinhindi#stevejobsinhindi#businessideas#business#businesstips#booksummaryinhindi#audiobook#audiobooks#communicationskill #psychology #suman #sumandas #sumandas030 #humanpsychology #booksummaryinhindi #audiobooksummary #communicationtechniques #howtobeagoodperson


8 Oct 2020

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Innovation Conversations: Walter Isaacson, Part 1

IP Hot Topics

 In this inaugural edition of the IP Hot Topics podcast, we kick off our Innovation Conversations series. We’re joined by renowned author, analyst, journalist, historian and Tulane University professor Walter Isaacson. Professor Isaacson explains key traits that great innovators share and examines how specific structures and a frontier mentality made the U.S. fertile ground for innovation. After exploring the roots of intellectual property protection, the discussion with Isaacson explores COVID-19 research as an opportunity to strike a necessary balance while serving the good of humankind.


16 Sep 2020

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Susan Hockfield and Walter Isaacson discuss biology, energy, and the next technology revolution

CERAWeek Conversations

While the story of the past 50 years has been of the digital revolution, innovations in the 21st Century will be defined by the convergence of biology and engineering, according to Susan Hockfield, President Emerita of Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In a CERAWeek Conversation with author and Tulane University professor of history Walter Isaacson, Hockfield explores how the nexus of biology and engineering and innovations modeled after the genius of nature can lead to advances in life sciences, energy, and the human condition.


8 Jul 2020