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Walter Isaacson

Best-Selling Author of "Elon Musk" and Professor of History at Tulane University | September 19, 2023

David Rubenstein interviewed Walter Isaacson, best-selling author, and Professor of History at Tulane University.

Just one week after the publication of his latest book, Elon Musk, Walter Isaacson joins the Economic Club to discuss this new, revealing biography. For two years, Isaacson shadowed Musk, attended his meetings, walked his factories with him, and spent hours interviewing him, his family, friends, coworkers, and adversaries, resulting in the astonishingly intimate story of one of the most fascinating and controversial innovators of our era.

Isaacson has been the Editor of Time Magazine, the CEO and Chairman of CNN, and the CEO of the Aspen Institute. He is a best-selling author of eight books, an Advisory Partner at Perella Weinberg, a cohost of the PBS show Amanpour & Co., a contributor to CNBC, and host of the podcast “Trailblazers, from Dell Technologies.”

Isaacson serves on the board of United Airlines, Halliburton Labs, the New Orleans City Planning Commission, the New Orleans Tricentennial Commission, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Society of American Historians, and My Brother’s Keeper Alliance. He is Chair Emeritus of Teach for America, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the Royal Society of the Arts, and the American Philosophical Society. Isaacson is a graduate of Harvard College and Pembroke College of Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.