Walter Isaacson speaks about his book Einstein: His Life and Universe.
Walter Isaacson is the President of the Aspen Institute and author of Einstein His Life and Universe.
Isaacson has been the Chairman and CEO of CNN and the Managing Editor of TIME. He is also the author of Benjamin Franklin: An American Life (2003) and of Kissinger: A Biography (1992), and is the co-author, with Evan Thomas, of The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made (1986).
Charles Garvin brings to Palisades a combination of operating experience and success in institutional investing. Mr. Garvin previously served as a Vice President and member of the Board of Directors of The Boston Consulting Group, the world's leading strategy consulting firm.
At BCG, Mr. Garvin's client relationships included Lucky Stores, then a $5 billion diversified retailer, where consultant teams led by Mr. Garvin evaluated a number of divisions for potential divestiture, and Bank of America, then the nationâ€™s second-largest bank, where teams led by Mr. Garvin recommended significant restructuring of the branch network.
Subsequently, Mr. Garvin was a founding principal of The Beta Group, a venture capital firm whose initial limited partners were officers of BCG. During its 17-year history, the Beta Group has generated annual equity returns substantially above 30 percent to its investors, through a combination of founding new enterprises, buyouts of existing firms, and licenses of technology to large manufacturers.
Among Beta Group successes have been the Flexon line of nickel-titanium eyeglass frames, the most significant recent product introduction in this industry with total sales exceeding $100 million; and the FoxS line of fiber-optic based blood-gas monitors, successfully sold to and marketed by the Puritan-Bennett division of Tyco International.
Walter Isaacson is the president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine.