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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

Movie theater subscription service Sinemia is determined to make it work

8/1/2018
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You’ve probably heard of MoviePass, the subscription-based movie ticket service — yeah, the one having a lot of problems recently. Sinemia offers a similar ticket plan through their mobile app, but with a different business model. It's not a household name yet in North America, but Sinemia's expanded to Canada, Australia, the U.K. and now the U.S. Founder and CEO Rifat Oguz moved the company to Los Angeles last year, and he told us how he plans to make the movie subscription business work....

Duration:00:12:46

The CEO who killed Archie and brought the brand back to life

7/25/2018
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Archie has always been a part of Jon Goldwater's life. His father, John, co-created the iconic character and the rest of the Riverdale gang. But under the younger Goldwater's tenure as co-CEO, the "Archie" of today looks pretty different from the "Archie" of yesteryear. From introducing the series' first openly gay main character, to Archie's infamous death, to the hit television show "Riverdale," Goldwater has ushered the "Archie" brand through a tremendous overhaul. Marketplace host Kai...

Duration:00:13:31

RERUN: Travel tips from the CEO of Marriott, Arne Sorenson

7/4/2018
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Arne Sorenson is only the third CEO in Marriott's history and the first not to have "Marriott" as his surname. In 2016, he oversaw the company's multi-billion dollar merger with Starwood Hotels and Resorts, making Marriott the largest hotel chain in the world by far. Sorenson joined host Kai Ryssdal from the lobby of the Ritz-Carlton in New York City to talk about how the travel ban has affected his business, that open letter he wrote to Donald Trump, why he hopes tax reform comes soon,...

Duration:00:26:15

The CEO of Zillow says we're missing millions of homes (thanks to the recession)

6/20/2018
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Spencer Rascoff has been at Zillow, the company familiar to many a person searching for a home or apartment, pretty much from the beginning. Since 2005, he's weathered the housing crisis and another housing boom. And as CEO, he's leading the real estate/tech/data company into a new market: buying and selling its own homes. He talked with us about where the housing market's been and where it's going. Subscribe to the Corner Office podcast on Apple Podcasts.

Duration:00:23:51

Behind every Dunkin' Donut stands this CEO

6/13/2018
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Nigel Travis has run Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins as CEO of Dunkin' Brands since 2009. And he's as surprised as the rest of us at the resurgence of doughnuts. In this interview, Travis talks about how his background in human resources makes him a better CEO, why it's so difficult to find employees these days, and the No. 1 thing people like to buy with their doughnut (the answer will probably surprise you). Subscribe to the Corner Office podcast on Apple Podcasts.

Duration:00:21:48

MPAA CEO Charlie Rivkin isn't worried about peak content, Trump, or your fractured attention span

6/6/2018
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Charlie Rivkin took over as the CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America in late 2017. He is perhaps uniquely qualified for the role running the trade and lobbying organization for the Hollywood film industry; he worked in entertainment, including a stint as the CEO of The Jim Henson Co. before serving as an ambassador to France, followed by time as an Assistant Secretary at the State Department under President Obama. In an interview with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal, Rivkin talked...

Duration:00:16:21

The James Beard Foundation CEO has a plan to get more women running restaurants

5/30/2018
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Foodies will know the James Beard Foundation as a nonprofit that supports the culinary arts through scholarships, chef programs, and the James Beard Awards, sometimes referred to as the Oscars for chefs, restaurants, and cookbook authors. This year's awards were a first for Clare Reichenbach, the organization's new CEO. They were also notable for including more women and people of color than ever before. It was considered a bright spot after months of #MeToo allegations against some high...

Duration:00:14:24

Qualcomm CEO on making the technology that powers your mobile world

5/23/2018
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Whether you're familiar with Qualcomm or not, you probably use their product (especially if you're reading this on your mobile device). The 30-something year old tech company makes the chips that help power the cellular technology we use today, found in iPhones and Androids alike. They've been in the news recently because some of the business they do in China could be at risk if the Trump administration escalates a threatened trade war. But as CEO Steven Mollenkopf explains, the most...

Duration:00:27:22

Bob Iger on keeping Disney creative, streaming and Grey's Anatomy (from the archives)

5/9/2018
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Bob Iger was less than two years into his role as CEO of Disney in 2007 when he sat down with us to talk about running one of the most well-known companies in the world. But even then, Iger was thinking about making some bold moves that would shape the company's future. For the first time, hear their extended conversation about why Iger wanted to buy Pixar, his reasons for experimenting with streaming early, and who Iger wanted to work with next (including George Lucas). Subscribe to the...

Duration:00:44:20

The PGA Tour commissioner wants to see your selfies

4/25/2018
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Golf is hundreds of years old, and even today, it’s known more for its traditions than memes. And that makes for a tricky proposition for Jay Monahan, the newish PGA Tour commissioner. “Five years ago, when you came to a PGA tournament, we didn’t let you bring your cellphone on site," he said. Monahan talks with us about bringing social media onto the green, competing against other sports like football and what it’s like when your biggest stars are essentially freelancers. Subscribe to the...

Duration:00:18:47

White Castle CEO: plant-based Impossible Sliders are "a natural evolution"

4/11/2018
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White Castle announced this week that it will start serving the Impossible Slider, a traditional White Castle slider made by Impossible Foods, featuring their plant-based substance that mimics the taste and texture of ground beef — it even bleeds. CEO Lisa Ingram said the addition is about continuing to respond to consumer tastes. When vegetarians first started ordering sliders with only cheese and onions, the company updated its menu with veggie sliders. And now, a plant-based meat...

Duration:00:14:12

Today, second banana. Tomorrow, CEO?

3/28/2018
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The chief operating officer could be called the "second banana" position to the CEO, but it's often seen as a stepping stone to that top job. And while the COO position is most commonly held by men in the United States, as with the CEO, there's been an uptick in the number of women taking that critical COO position at high-performing tech companies. That's according to Leigh Gallagher, editor at Fortune. She says think Sheryl Sandberg at Facebook. Could this be the beginning of a Silicon...

Duration:00:11:20

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on sanctions, taxes and President Trump's economic agenda

3/14/2018
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He's not a CEO now, but he once was. Now Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has a pivotal role in our economy and in President Donald Trump's economic agenda. On Feb. 26, he talked with us on stage at UCLA's Burkle Center for International Relations about taxes, the deficit, strengthening the middle class, sanctions and more. You'll hear the audience, largely made up of students, reacting to what Mnuchin had to say — sometimes hissing, sometimes applauding. At the end, Mnuchin answered some...

Duration:00:47:04

In a bid to lower prices, these hospitals are starting their own drug company

2/28/2018
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In a unique deal, a handful of hospitals and clinics around the country are working together on something new: making their own pharmaceuticals. Their plan is to manufacture generic drugs that they say pharmaceutical companies charge too much for. Dr. Marc Harrison is the CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, one of the health systems involved. He talks to Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal about what convinced him to join the group, what he hopes the partnership will look like in five years and why...

Duration:00:19:33

Valentine's Day Double Feature: 1-800-Flowers and Edible Arrangements CEOs about their busiest weeks of the year (from the archives)

2/14/2018
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You may or may not celebrate Valentine's Day, but it's still one of the busiest days — no, weeks — of the year for these CEOs and their companies. Jim McCann is the founder and CEO of 1-800-Flowers, and when he talked with us back in 2014, he called this week the company's "Super Bowl." Then: Tariq Farid may have started his career as a florist, but he came up with a new business idea when he decided to use fruit instead of flowers and went on to found and run Edible Arrangements. He...

Duration:00:21:23

Warren Buffett on Jamie Dimon, a divided Congress and Oreos for breakfast (from the archives)

1/31/2018
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Warren Buffett, of Berkshire Hathaway; Jeff Bezos, of Amazon; and Jamie Dimon, of JPMorgan Chase, announced they would form a health care company together. We thought it was a perfect time to revisit this interview.We talked with Buffett back in 2012 about Dimon, the business decisions he regrets, and yes, eating Oreos for breakfast. Buffett had recently released a book with Carol Loomis, a longtime financial journalist who had covered Buffett's career. She joined him for this interview....

Duration:00:29:14

BlackRock CEO wants companies to make a "positive contribution to society"

1/17/2018
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Larry Fink, the CEO of the giant asset management company, BlackRock (think pensions and mutual funds), wrote an open letter to corporate CEOs about social responsibility. Specifically, about how companies shouldn't just think about profits, they also should be making a "positive contribution to society." It's kind of a big deal, coming from a guy running a company with $6 trillion in investments to manage. Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Fink about why he wrote the letter and what he hopes will...

Duration:00:18:53

What's a corporate board do anyway?

1/3/2018
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You've probably heard of a corporate board, but what do they do exactly? Host Kai Ryssdal talks to Jena McGregor at the Washington Post about what a corporate board can and can't do, what its real responsibility is and how it might be changing in this post #MeToo era. Subscribe to the Corner Office podcast on Apple Podcasts.

Duration:00:15:06

How this nonprofit helps women caught in a cycle of institutional abuse

12/27/2017
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Susan Burton served six prison sentences in 17 years. Then she founded a nonprofit that helps formerly incarcerated women stop the cycle that has them returning to prison again and again. Since 1998, A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project has provided transitional housing and support services for over 900 women. Burton talked to Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal about her memoir, "Becoming Ms. Burton" which details how a lack of grief support services led to her spiral into addiction after the death...

Duration:00:22:13

How The Home Depot became an e-commerce giant

12/20/2017
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In the age of Amazon, The Home Depot (yes, it's The Home Depot) has managed to become one of the largest e-commerce companies in the U.S. CEO Craig Menear tells Kai Ryssdal how a company known as the go-to place for remodeling your bathroom is transitioning to digital, and how growth doesn't always mean opening new brick-and-mortar stores. We also hear how, when your company operates in more than 220 retail categories, you end up with a lot of competitors.

Duration:00:13:45