Walter Isaacson is an American writer and journalist. He is the President and CEO of the Aspen Institute, and has authored several biographies including Steve Jobs, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and Henry Kissinger. Isaacson has also been the chairman and CEO of CNN, and the Managing Editor of Time magazine. He was selected as one of the Time 100’s list of the most influential people in the world, awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal by the Royal Society of Arts, and was selected for the Jefferson Lecture for his achievements in humanities.