The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs
Complimentary Audio Webinar
Walter Isaacson wrote the best-selling biography on Steve Jobs. On May 7th, he will share leadership lessons he learned from Jobs' success.
Steve Jobs is among America's greatest inventors. He transformed industries, changed society, and altered how companies do business.
Since his best-selling biography of Jobs came out, author Walter Isaacson has seen many commentators attempt to draw lessons from Jobs. Some of the comments offered are insightful. However, many focused on Jobs' personality as opposed to how he led.
In the April cover story of Harvard Business Review, Isaacson reflected on the keys to Jobs' success, and the real leadership lessons that can be learned from Steve Jobs. In this HBR story, Isaacson explained how Jobs' thought about:
On May 7, 2012, in an interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, Isaacson will expound on what he sees as the key leadership lessons that can be learned from Steve Jobs, and how these lessons can be applied by business leaders in all industries. He will share personal anecdotes from his time with Steve Jobs and will respond to audience questions.
Walter Isaacson is one of the leading biographers of our time, having written biographies of individuals such as Benjamin Franklin and Albert Einstein. His work convinced Steve Jobs to cooperate with him on this biography.
If you are interested in learning more about the incredible life of Steve Jobs and want to discover leadership lessons that can make a difference in your work, join Walter Isaacson and HBR on May 7.
President and CEO
The Aspen Institute
Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine.
He is the author of Steve Jobs (2011), Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007), Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (2003), and Kissinger: A Biography (1992), and coauthor of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made (1986).
Isaacson was born on May 20, 1952, in New Orleans. He is a graduate of Harvard College and of Pembroke College of Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. He began his career at The Sunday Times of London and then the New Orleans Times-Picayune/States-Item. He joined TIME in 1978 and served as a political correspondent, national editor, and editor of new media before becoming the magazine's 14th editor in 1996. He became chairman and CEO of CNN in 2001, and then president and CEO of the Aspen Institute in 2003.
He is the chairman of the board of Teach for America, which recruits recent college graduates to teach in underserved communities. He was appointed by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which oversees Voice of America, Radio Free Europe, and other international broadcasts of the United States, a position he held until 2012. He is vice-chair of Partners for a New Beginning, a public-private group tasked with forging ties between the United States and the Muslim world. He is on the board of United Airlines, Tulane University, and the Overseers of Harvard University. From 2005-2007, after Hurricane Katrina, he was the vice-chair of the Louisiana Recovery Authority.