Charles recently read the Walter Isaacson biography of Steve Jobs, and that becomes today's jumping-off point for a conversation with Isaac and returning guest Dan D'Aprile about "great men" and whether what fuels them to achieve is also what powers their dark sides, as seen in countless recent examples like Weinstein, Louis CK, and so many others. Are great men so used to imposing their will on the field in which they excel that they begin applying it everywhere else in their lives? Do powerful men harrass women because they can't conceive of a woman not being interested in them? Walter Isaacson argued that Jobs was a great man but could have been a nicer guy. Is that actually true? You can probably guess everyone's answers to these questions.
November 28, 2017