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Walter Isaacson Talks About How Innovators Need to Be Collaborators -- Even Steve Jobs (Video)

As it turns out, it does take a village.

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Last week, I sat down with high-profile author Walter Isaacson, who in his spare time runs the Aspen Institute, to talk about his latest book, “The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution.”

One thing that comes through loud and clear in this book that chronicles the Great Men and Women of Tech? That it took a village to create all that greatness.

Isaacson is famous for profiling the big personalities, including Ben Franklin, Albert Einstein and, perhaps most famously, Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Jobs, along with a panoply of tech personalities, is depicted in his tome, which includes Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron’s daughter, who was a critical computer programming pioneer in the 1840s. Heard about the algorithm? You have thanks in part to Ada Lovelace, who has gotten little credit for her critical contributions to the space.

No longer.

Here’s Isaacson in a video interview I did with him:

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