"We have to compete in a universe of 200 networks, so we have to carve out our own niche, and to me, that niche is just basic shoe-leather journalism with some good journalists at the helm you can trust as presenters."
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none."Walter Isaacson on William Shakespeare
"For every good reason there is to lie, there is a better reason to tell the truth."Walter Isaacson on Bo Bennett
"The trust of the innocent is the liar's most useful tool."Walter Isaacson on Stephen King
"Learning to trust is one of life's most difficult tasks."Walter Isaacson on Isaac Watts
"Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement."Walter Isaacson on Golda Meir
"When you write biographies, whether it's about Ben Franklin or Einstein, you discover something amazing: They are human."
"Polite and velvety leaders, who take care to avoid bruising others, are generally not as effective at forcing change."
"You can't have a sustainable US economy without a great education system. Teach students to do the job right. You don't have an innovative economy unless you have a great education."
"I visited Jobs for the last time in his Palo Alto, Calif., home. He had moved to a downstairs bedroom because he was too weak to go up and down stairs. He was curled up in some pain, but his mind was still sharp and his humor vibrant."
"I think when money starts to corrupt journalism, it undermines the journalism, and it undermines the credibility of the product, and you end up not succeeding."