Wells Fargo's $185 million settlement over consumer fraud complaints, and Mylan's EpiPen price hikes of 500 percent over nine years were all about corporate greed, said Walter Isaacson, CEO of the Washington-based Aspen Institute think tank.
"[With] the anger in this country against big institutions, against government, against business, this kind of strokes it," he said on CNBC's "Squawk Box" on Monday.
"It makes us wonder why corporate America can't keep its mind on the fact that it's not just about seeing how much money they can make for themselves but seeing how they can serve customers," said Isaacson, former CNN chief and ex-Time magazine editor.
The CEOs of Wells Fargo and Mylan are set to appear at separate hearings on Capitol Hill this week.
Wells Fargo Chairman and Chief Executive John Stumpf appears at before the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday.