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"Conversations from the Corner Office" is one of the most popular ongoing series from Marketplace®. Host Kai Ryssdal brings you inside the room with the business leaders transforming our economy, our culture and our daily lives. From Jack Dorsey, Elon Musk and Wolfgang Puck to the CEOs of Airbnb, Domino's and Rent the Runway -- every business leader has a story. In this podcast, get the exclusive extended-length interviews from the Corner Office conversations. Updated bi-monthly. From Marketplace by American Public Media.

"Conversations from the Corner Office" is one of the most popular ongoing series from Marketplace®. Host Kai Ryssdal brings you inside the room with the business leaders transforming our economy, our culture and our daily lives. From Jack Dorsey, Elon Musk and Wolfgang Puck to the CEOs of Airbnb, Domino's and Rent the Runway -- every business leader has a story. In this podcast, get the exclusive extended-length interviews from the Corner Office conversations. Updated bi-monthly. From Marketplace by American Public Media.
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"Conversations from the Corner Office" is one of the most popular ongoing series from Marketplace®. Host Kai Ryssdal brings you inside the room with the business leaders transforming our economy, our culture and our daily lives. From Jack Dorsey, Elon Musk and Wolfgang Puck to the CEOs of Airbnb, Domino's and Rent the Runway -- every business leader has a story. In this podcast, get the exclusive extended-length interviews from the Corner Office conversations. Updated bi-monthly. From Marketplace by American Public Media.

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Episodes

Dick’s Sporting Goods’ Ed Stack on taking a stand

10/7/2019
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When Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Ed Stack took over the family business, it was only two stores. Now the company has over 700 stores, making it one of the biggest sports retailers in the country. Stack recounts all this, as well as the company’s decision to cut back on gun sales following the Parkland, Florida, shooting, in his new book “It’s How We Play the Game.” Stack and Kai Ryssdal talk about the book, the gun sale controversy and corporate responsibility.

Duration:00:14:05

Dany Garcia runs one of the most influential companies you probably haven’t heard of

9/25/2019
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Competitive bodybuilding, The Rock, and how you build an enterprise around a person: a conversation with Dany Garcia, CEO of The Garcia Companies.

Duration:00:18:29

What if all learning happened online?

9/18/2019
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Coursera is one of the largest companies offering “MOOCs” — that is, massive open online courses. Launched in 2012 by two Stanford professors, Coursera partnered with universities to offer college courses for free. In the years since, Coursera has grown to offer certificates and even full college degrees for a fraction of the cost of on-campus degrees offered by its partner universities. It has also expanded into offering employee training for businesses. Coursera CEO Jeff Maggioncalda says...

Duration:00:13:11

How the CEO of Slack uses Slack

8/28/2019
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Slack is a workplace messaging platform that allows users to communicate with co-workers across the country, share files instantaneously and react to news about free doughnuts with the perfect GIF. Since its launch in 2013, it’s been popularized in workplaces around the country and around the world. Slack boasts 10 million users and went public in a direct listing on the New York Stock Exchange earlier this summer. Things get philosophical as we talked with Stewart Butterfield, Slack’s...

Duration:00:24:43

Would you drink whiskey made by Pabst?

8/15/2019
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Pabst Brewing company is perhaps best known for Pabst Blue Ribbon or PBR, a beer the 175-year-old company has sold for over a century. But while the beer name and its signature blue ribbon label may have stayed pretty much the same for decades, the company itself hasn’t. Nearly two decades ago, the company nearly disappeared…then hipsters picked PBR as their signature drink and the company came roaring back. Today, general manager Matt Bruhn has been tasked with transforming Pabst from a...

Duration:00:15:56

Hearst’s Steven Swartz on going digital and diversifying

7/23/2019
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Hearst was founded in 1887 by William Randolph Hearst, it started out as a single newspaper, the San Francisco Examiner. Now, Hearst is one of the largest media companies in the world, with holdings in dozens of magazines, newspapers, and television networks. Some might be surprised to know that Hearst also has its hand in healthcare and business information, as well. Hearst President and CEO Steve Swartz talked with us at the Hearst Tower in New York City.

Duration:00:19:30

Poshmark’s Manish Chandra talks resale at scale

7/11/2019
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Poshmark is an app where you can either buy items from other users or try to sell unwanted items like clothes, handbags, shoes, or home decor. Think of eBay, but with more social aspects where people could follow each other’s “closets,” and comment or share the listings they like. It started bak in 2011, and has grown to 50 million users and paid out more than a billion dollars to sellers. We talked with CEO Manish Chandra about his fashion magazine background, this year’s decluttering trend...

Duration:00:12:24

How to build a streetwear brand without selling out

7/3/2019
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The word “streetwear” might summon a few images in your head — Kanye West and his high-end Yeezy sneakers, stylish Supreme T-shirts and more. But once upon a time, streetwear was less a mainstream fashion statement and more of an expression of smaller, alternative subcultures like skateboarding, punk rock and surfing. That’s the world into which Bobby Kim, a.k.a Bobby Hundreds, launched a T-shirt business that eventually became the Los Angeles streetwear company The Hundreds. He spoke with...

Duration:00:14:06

The CEO of Lands’ End knows exactly who his customers are

6/19/2019
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Lands’ End is a 56-year-old American company that made its name in the catalog business. In the digital age though, it’s had to adapt. Jerome Griffith became CEO in 2016. At the time, the company needed a change after years of declining sales and more than a decade under the ownership of Sears. Griffith has invested in building out the company’s e-commerce capabilities and opening Lands’ End stand-alone retail stores. He talked with us about why he took the job, how he’s turning the company...

Duration:00:12:09

The co-CEOs trying to disrupt scrubs

6/5/2019
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Health care employs more people in the United States than any other industry. About 11% of all all private-sector workers work in health care. Heather Hasson and Trina Spear’s company Figs is out to reinvent and disrupt the uniforms that many of those workers wear: scrubs. We talked with them at Figs’ warehouse in City of Industry, California.

Duration:00:18:15

The brains behind “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”

5/22/2019
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Amy Sherman Palladino and her husband, Dan Palladino, are deep in production for season three of their hit show on Amazon, “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” It’s the story of Midge Maisel as she pursues a career in stand-up comedy in 1960s New York. The pair have already won a ton of awards for the show, including Emmys and a Peabody. They talk to us about the joys of producing a show for a streaming company, why no detail is too small to notice and how Midge’s story will end.

Duration:00:29:52

Delta CEO Ed Bastian on why he’s spending big on airports

5/15/2019
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When we last talked with Ed Bastian in 2016, he had only just been appointed CEO of Delta Air Lines. This time we caught up with him at Los Angeles International Airport as he stepped off a flight from Atlanta. He talked about the company’s plans to spend billions on remodeling and updating airports across the country, including $2 billion at LAX; why he thinks his airline has figured out how to break through the boom-and-bust cycle of the industry; and what he said to the CEO of...

Duration:00:22:44

Jane Rosenthal is a film producer with a side gig as a CEO of the Tribeca Film Festival

4/24/2019
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Running the Tribeca Film Festival is Jane Rosenthal’s side hustle. Rosenthal co-founded it with her producing partner, Robert De Niro, in the aftermath of 9/11 when few visitors wanted to make their way downtown. Her more than 50 credits include movies like “Meet the Parents,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” and the upcoming Martin Scorsese directed crime drama “The Irishman,” which will be released by Netflix later this year. She talked with us about why she doesn’t like the word “content,” what she...

Duration:00:22:35

RERUN: Jamie Dimon on what keeps him up at night

4/10/2019
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Jamie Dimon led JPMorgan Chase & Co. through the financial crisis. Today, it’s the largest bank in the United States, managing nearly $3 trillion – more than the gross domestic product of several countries. Now, though, he’s more worried about cyber security. And yes, he does know what he wants to do when he (eventually) retires. This interview was originally released October 3, 2018

Duration:00:33:11

The IMF’s Christine Lagarde knows you’re anxious about the future

3/27/2019
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One of the few women leading global economic policy today is Christine Lagarde, the head of the International Monetary Fund. She says the biggest problems of our day, from cyberthreats to climate change, can’t be solved “by turning inwards, by looking at your belly button.” She describes herself as part architect, part firefighter and explains why she thinks banks would be better off if more of them had female CEOs.

Duration:00:16:04

How Duolingo’s CEO harnessed our game addiction for good

3/13/2019
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You already know Luis von Ahn’s work. He helped create CAPTCHA, the technology that helps control spam on the internet and crowd-sources humans to help computers read and digitize old text. In 2012, he co-founded Duolingo, a free language learning app. To him, the app was meant to solve “this mismatch where most of the people trying to learn a language didn’t have $1,000, whereas the software that would teach you a language cost about $1,000.” Von Ahn says there are now more Americans...

Duration:00:14:05

Why no Wall Street CEO went to jail after the financial crisis

2/26/2019
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Millions of people lost their homes, their jobs and their savings during the financial crisis. The resulting recession destroyed over $30 trillion of the world’s wealth. Although the crisis grew out of big banks’ handling of mortgage-backed securities, no Wall Street CEO served time for it. So what happened? We spent the past year reporting on how the crisis changed America, and this was the question we were asked the most. On this special episode of Corner Office, we have the answer.

Duration:00:42:17

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg on manufacturing in America today

2/11/2019
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Dennis Muilenburg started as an intern at Boeing in 1985 and never left. The aerospace company is America’s largest exporter, the Defense Department’s second-biggest contractor, and since Muilenburg became CEO, its annual revenue topped $100 billion for the first time. We visited the company’s headquarters in Chicago to talk with Muilenburg about biking 10,000 miles a year, his differences with the president, and why manufacturing in America today is “harder than it’s ever been.”

Duration:00:29:25

Goodyear CEO Rich Kramer talks about changing the tire shopping experience

1/23/2019
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If you own a car, then you know that taking it to the shop can be a pain. But the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company wants to make it easier to understand how the rubber — literally — meets the road. One of the largest tire companies in the world, Goodyear has been around for over 100 years. Chairman and CEO Rich Kramer tells us although tires haven’t changed much, consumer behaviors and technology have.

Duration:00:12:09

Inside the business of basketball with Los Angeles Lakers CEO Jeanie Buss

1/2/2019
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The Los Angeles Lakers are more than just a basketball team. They are also a global brand worth $3.3 billion, one of the most successful franchises in the NBA and fundamentally an entertainment company with outsized influence. Lately though, the team has struggled to deliver on the court, missing the playoffs five years in a row. Back in October, we drove across town to the Los Angeles Lakers’ new headquarters in El Segundo, California, to talk with CEO and co-owner Jeanie Buss. She showed...

Duration:00:19:56