Walter Isaacson

Here’s How Much Bill Gates Is Worth—and How He Spends It All

From a 60-foot swimming pool to a trampoline room.<p>Bill Gates is no longer the richest person in the world, having been surpassed last year by …

Freebies

Beyond the Bitcoin Bubble

layer innocent nothing argue pottery winner cotton menu task slim merge maid<p>The sequence of words is meaningless: a random array strung together by an algorithm let loose in an English dictionary. What makes them valuable is that they’ve been generated exclusively for me, by a software tool called …

Bitcoin

Defense Innovation Board Approves Recommendations at Quarterly Meeting

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2018 — The Defense Innovation Board – a federal advisory committee encompassing experts in academia, technology and business – …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Lost City of Z,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ Among USC Scripter Finalists

Finalists have been unveiled for the 30th annual USC Scripter Awards, celebrating adaptations of the written word.<p>Due to a three-way tie, there were …

Lost City of Z

The 1 Book Ina Garten Thinks You Should Read

No, it’s not a cookbook.<p>Between starring in her popular cooking show <i>The Barefoot Contessa</i> and authoring 10 cookbooks, it’s a miracle that Ina Garten …

Ina Garten

Michelangelo, da Vinci: Human hands shaping the sacred | Faith Matters

Sixteenth-century Florence, Italy, produced two of the greatest artists in history -- Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, both of whom infused …

New Jersey

Did Apple Use The Golden Ratio To Design Its Logo?

Composite image by DesignTAXI. Apple logo via Wikimedia Commons, Fibonacci spiral via Wikimedia Commons<p><b>Apple’s name</b> has long been synonymous with …

Graphic Design

Apple, Xerox, IBM, And Fumbling The Future

Thirty-five years ago this week, Apple introduced a computer that changed the way people communicated with their electronic devices, using graphical icons and visual indicators rather than punched cards or text-based commands.<p>On <b>January 19, 1983</b>, Apple introduced Lisa, a $9,995 PC for business …

Innovation

John Hodgman | Overheard with Evan Smith

Sign In<p>Use one of the services below to sign in to PBS:<p>You've just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later. But first, we …

Khizr Khan

Books: An editor with a vision, the late Denis Johnson and more book news

Hello, book lovers! I’m book editor Carolyn Kellogg with this week’s literary news.<p><b>THE BIG STORY</b><p><b>John Freeman’s</b> name is in lights — literary lights, that is, on the cover of the journal <b>Freeman’s.</b> In it, he encourages some of our greatest writers — Mohsin Hamid, Valeria Luiselli, Dave Eggers — to dig …

Books

Best-sellers

Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:<p>Nonfiction<p>1."Leonardo da Vinci," by Walter Isaacson …

Entertainment

A look at the life of Steve Jobs' youngest daughter Eve, an accomplished equestrian and Stanford student who trains on a $15 million ranch

<b>• Eve Jobs is the youngest child of late Apple founder Steve Jobs.</b><p><b>• She is currently attending Stanford University.</b><p><b>• Jobs is an accomplished equestrian with years of national and international competition under her belt.</b><p>Eve Jobs, the youngest child of late Apple founder Steve Jobs, has accomplished …

Business

My Top 10 Books (Out of the 56 I Read) for 2017

Happy new year! It’s 2018, and you know what that means? It’s time to reflect on the goals we set last year and make new ones for this upcoming …

Wealth

International: 20 bestselling books of the week, Jan. 7

Bestselling international books of the week.<p><i>1. The Woman in the Window — A.J. Finn</i><p><i>2. Origin — Dan Brown</i><p><i>3.</i><i>The Rooster Bar</i> — John Grisham<p><i>4. Little</i> …

Ray Dalio

A look inside the mysterious life of Apple founder Steve Jobs' formerly estranged daughter Lisa, who inherited a fortune of millions

<b>• Lisa Brennan-Jobs was born just before Steve Jobs and Apple began to take off — but the tech mogul didn't acknowledge her as his daughter for years.</b><p><b>• Brennan-Jobs went on to become a journalist and leads a very private life.</b><p><b>• She also helped screenwriter Aaron Sorkin with his portrayal of her</b> …

Business

What made Da Vinci history's most creative genius?

Da Vinci "was interested in everything," says Walter Isaacson, whose new biography of Da Vinci is based on thousands of pages from his notebooks.

World News

Best Audiobooks of 2017 - Blog Post

We’re wrapping up our Best of 2017 coverage with our list of our favorite audios from the past year. Turn on, plug in, tune out!<p><b>Born to Run</b><i>by Bruce</i> …

Books

Cubs manager Joe Maddon thinks adding starter won't hurt Mike Montgomery's morale

With starting pitching representing the main focus of the Cubs’ offseason, there could be one significant residual effect if they add another to their rotation.<p>That would be the status of versatile left-hander Mike Montgomery, who has expressed a preference to start.<p>But manager Joe Maddon, who …

Chicago Cubs

Review: ‘Avedon: Something Personal’ is Incredibly Detailed and Frustrating

<i>Avedon: Something Person</i> is a​ downright staggering account of legendary photographer Richard Avedon’s career. Weighing in at 720 (yes, 720!) pages, …

Annie Leibovitz

5 Books Billionaire CEOs Think Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Reading more is one of the most popular New Year's resolutions, second to working out and eating healthy. If you're one of the countless people …

Success

15 books world-famous CEOs think everyone should read in their lifetime

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There’s a reason the most successful people in our society are often the most voracious — or dogged — readers.<p>Think about how many new ideas …

Success

Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell announces transition team | NOLA.com

Mayor-elect LaToya Cantrell continued her transition to the New Orleans' highest office, announcing the members of a transition advisory team …

New Orleans

A portrait of Leonardo da Vinci's life as an openly gay man

A new biography explores Leonardo da Vinci’s life as an openly gay man in 15th century Florence.<p>Walter Isaacson’s work, Leonardo da Vinci: The …

LGBTQ

How I Completed My Masters, Learnt To Code, & Finished 42 Books In One Year

Sigh…I hate that title because it sounds so…boastful and so ‘motivational speaky’. However, it does its ‘clickbaity’ job in disseminating the little …

Aziz Ansari

The Perfect Pairing of Subject and Chronicler

Disdain for playing by the rules, delight in shocking their audiences, and hunger for the approval of the elites they mock—there’s a lot that Michael Wolff and Donald Trump share in common.<p>Love him or hate him, Michael Wolff, author of the dishy new Trump tell-all, <i>Fire and Fury</i>, is a good …

Politics

5 Books Elon Musk Thinks Everyone Should Read

SpaceX founder Elon Musk reminds us of Marvin from The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy. In addition to being a perpetually miserable robot from …

Books

Walking Strategically in a Fitbit World

Walking and Business Productivity<p>Charles Dickens once said, "If I could not walk far and fast, I think I should just explode and perish."<p>As I begin 2018, I find myself thinking about my everyday walking as a business and mindfulness strategy. Many people I know know wear Fitbits to track their …

Grand Central Station

Working Geek: Amazon’s Cynthia Williams wants to help female entrepreneurs as leader of marketplace business

Cynthia Williams wants to use Amazon’s massive reach to help small entrepreneurs — particularly women-run businesses.<p>“Women have always worked hard. …

Amazon

Artificial intelligence will be a symbiosis, not a replacement

History shows that technology augments more than displaces<p>My Times column on AI and jobs:<p>In the early 1960s, at the Massachusetts Institute of …

Intelligence