Based on newly released personal letters of Einstein, this book explores how an imaginative, impertinent patent clerk -- a struggling father in a difficult marriage who couldn't get a teaching job or a doctorate -- became the mind reader of the creator of the cosmos, the locksmith of the mysteries of the atom and the universe. What would you choose as your final meal? And thinking is a very complex process, which is neither purely creative nor exclusively scientific. From a tax document five years later, we learn only her first name, Caterina. Some are here for their historical value, others for the in-depth analysis of specific time periods or historical figures. His son and grandson were even more successful notaries, the latter becoming a chancellor of Florence.
The following twenty books reveal some of the best-known and most effective ones. And this even though he had the unfortunate trouble of leading the country through its bloodiest war and its greatest political crisis. At Harvard, Isaacson was the president of the , member of the , and resident of. To that was added an intense desire and ability to observe the wonders of nature. Yet, the real leader is the one who leads well when everything is against him, the one who steers the ship in the right direction, against the grain, and against all the odds.
Fascinating for all the wrong reasons, the Führer has inspired so many books that Wikipedia has a. Patton was turned into an American folk hero after he was played by George C. Most, however about a third are extensive overviews of human history, from the beginning of time until today. And he has 20 years of practical business wisdom to vouch for the applicability of his lessons. He uses the life he recounts in a wonderful way to speculate on the source of geniuses.
The conformists believe in the holiness of the status quo. But the flaws in this biography are minor, and the book emerges as a major and authoritative work on one of the most interesting figures in the history of science. Because, in that case, you are reactive and you follow your instincts; studies have shown that only when you are active and think rationally, you can lead your company to success. Glaser — Conversational Intelligence About the Book: Based on neuroscientific research, Judith E. That joy bubbles forth in this magnificent book. Its enjoyably ironic and sumptuously aphoristic style has been unsurpassed to this day.
Learn how to cover and move or how to prioritize and execute. Read this book and find out how. He produced the two most famous paintings in history, The Last Supper and the Mona Lisa. That helped some be, or forced them to be, more adventurous and improvisational. But his notebook page and those surrounding it are filled with descriptions of layers of fossil shells, and many fossilized whale bones have in fact been discovered in Tuscany.
Enter the Analytical Engine imagined by Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace. Isaacson explores not only the artistic masterpieces that Leonardo left behind, but also the many remarkable treatises on anatomy, engineering and geography, and the projects that were left unfinished, including a gigantic bronze sculpture of a horse his rival Michelangelo never let him forget that. His rules: impartiality and evidence-based cause-and-effect analysis, free from any reference to divine interventions. If I have seen something more, he said, it was because I was a dwarf standing on the shoulder of giants. He had to be someone fully in the mainstream of society.
He joined magazine in 1978, serving as the magazine's political correspondent, national editor, and editor of new media before becoming the magazine's 14th editor in 1996. Isaacson Campaign Chair, Emeritus Board Member, Tulane University Walter Isaacson is a Professor of History at Tulane and an advisory partner at Perella Weinberg, a financial services firm based in New York City. I once began work on a biography of Louis Armstrong. And it does not take a Freud to understand that sexual drives can be sublimated into ambition and other passions. Greenleaf over four decades ago, like all great ideas, servant leadership is counterintuitive.
And even with these four out of the picture, it took some time to settle on the following 15. Isaacson and Evan Thomas co-authored The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made. Isaacson's biography is well researched and contains a surprising amount of new information about its enigmatic subject. Great leaders know how to fail. Jay in The Inner Edge. About Walter Isaacson is an American journalist and author.