Over the past decade, Walter Isaacson has explored the minds of history’s most curious innovators. Leonardo da Vinci. Benjamin Franklin. Albert Einstein. Steve Jobs. Jennifer Doudna. And now: Elon Musk. All geniuses, to be sure. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to turn their visionary ideas into disruptive realities? What led to their creative leaps? Why do some innovators succeed, when others fail? How, in fact, do their minds work? Now more than ever, we need to cultivate the kinds of innovation that will address society’s major problems head on. Isaacson will discuss how we might achieve that.
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