About This Collection
Revolutionaries is the Computer History Museum´s acclaimed speaker series, featuring renowned innovators, business and technology leaders, and authors in enthralling conversations often with leading journalists. The audiences learn about the process of innovation, its risks and rewards, and failure that led to ultimate success.
Episodes In This Collection
Revolutionaries: The Facebook Effect with Mark Zuckerberg
The growth and impact of Facebook is mind blowing; it has almost 500 million active users, most of whom are outside of the U.S. Moderated by NPR's Guy Raz, Revolutionaries presents a dialogue between "The Facebook Effect" writer David Kirkpatrick and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg on the past and future of Facebook.
Revolutionaries: Steve Jobs: The Authorized Biography
With unprecedented access over two years, author Walter Isaacson conducted more than 40 personal interviews with Steve Jobs. The result is a riveting story of the entrepreneur and executive who revolutionized technology. Revolutionaries welcomes Isaacson for a conversation about Jobs’ life, inspiration and legacy with Museum CEO John Hollar.
Revolutionaries: An Evening with Marissa Mayer
It’s been quite a journey for Marissa Mayer – from Stanford University to Google (and now Yahoo!). Joining as Google's first female engineer, Mayer played an important role in developing the company's culture. Join NPR's Laura Sydell for a conversation about Mayer's educational choices, her role models and mentors, and her role as a mentor.
Revolutionaries: Detroit Comes to Silicon Valley - An Evening with Bill Ford
History shows that the evolutionary road of a century-old company often leads directly through Silicon Valley. Ford Motor Company is doing just that; tapping into the Valley’s brand of innovation and design. Bill Ford talks about dedication to mobility and sustainability, and Ford’s evolution from car company to a 21st century experience company.
Revolutionaries: An Evening with Google's Eric Schmidt
Since joining in 2001, Eric Schmidt has helped grow Google from a Silicon Valley startup to a global leader. As executive chairman, he is responsible for building partnerships and business relationships, and government outreach and technology thought leadership. Schmidt talks leadership roles in a wide-ranging conversation with CEO John Hollar.
Revolutionaries: DARPA's Dan Kaufman in Conversation with John Markoff of The New York Times
Imagine what the world would look like if we gave everyone the ability to solve its toughest problems, the freedom to explore the world, and the tools to build the future. These are ideas that have been driving Director Dan Kaufman and his research efforts at DARPA. The NYT's John Markoff moderates a fascinating conversation with Dan Kaufman.
Revolutionaries: An Evening with Elon Musk
Elon Musk is living two boyhood fantasies: creating a sports car company and a rocket launch corporation. Fresh Dialogues' Alison van Diggelen speaks with Musk about what inspired his entrepreneurial journey; the lessons he learned at PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX and SolarCity; and how he manages to lead ground-breaking companies simultaneously.
Revolutionaries: Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead with Sheryl Sandberg
In 2010, Sheryl Sandberg's TEDTalk encouraged women to “sit at the table,” seek challenges, take risks, and pursue their goals. With "Lean In," the Facebook C.O.O. offers solutions that can empower women to achieve their full potential. Google’s Eric Schmidt moderates a fascinating conversation about women and leadership with Sandberg.
Revolutionaries: The Age of Edison with Ernest Freeberg
Thomas Edison’s greatest invention was not any single technology, but rather his reinvention of the process itself. Author Ernest Freeberg's "The Age of Edison" is the American story of this ingenuity, ambition, and possibility. With John Hollar, they discuss the technological revolution Edison’s light bulb unleashed on America and Europe.
Revolutionaries: The New Digital Age with Eric Schmidt, Jared Cohen and Sheryl Sandberg
How will technology improve our lives? And disrupt it? Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen's "The New Digital Age" offers a transformational vision of the future: a world where everyone is connected but full of challenges and benefits that are ours to meet and harness. The authors talk promise and perils of the digital revolution with Sheryl Sandberg.
Revolutionaries: Creativity, Inc. with Ed Catmull
Ed Catmull had a dream: to be an animator and artist. In 1986, he found Pixar Animation Studios with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter, and changed animation forever with Toy Story. Ed Catmull joins John Hollar for a conversation about how to build a sustained creative culture, nurturing both the technical and artistic “poles of creativity.”
Revolutionaries: The Innovators with Walter Isaacson
Walter Isaacson is fascinated with the stories of the men and women who have led the global revolution of the Information Age. "The Innovators" is his revealing account of these revolutionaries, exploring how their minds worked and what made them so inventive. John Hollar and Walter Isaacson continue his exploration of innovation and genius.