Walter Isaacson sees a common thread between Franklin, Einstein, Jobs, and da Vinci has a nice interview with Walter Isaacson, who has written terrific autobiographies about Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, Steve Jobs. He also wrote The Innovators, a terrific retrospective of the invention and use of computers, and recently released a biography of Leonardo da Vinci.

In the article he says that a common thread of all of these great people is curiosity across disciplines.