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Go one-on-one with CEOs, company founders and head honchos of some of the world's great companies. How do they turn their ambitions into business success? Find out what drives them, what their passions are, and how they view the world from their place at the top. From American Public Media's Marketplace.

Go one-on-one with CEOs, company founders and head honchos of some of the world's great companies. How do they turn their ambitions into business success? Find out what drives them, what their passions are, and how they view the world from their place at the top. From American Public Media's Marketplace.
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Go one-on-one with CEOs, company founders and head honchos of some of the world's great companies. How do they turn their ambitions into business success? Find out what drives them, what their passions are, and how they view the world from their place at the top. From American Public Media's Marketplace.

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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hits refresh

9/27/2017
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Satya Nadella is only the third CEO at Microsoft. When he took over that from Steve Ballmer in 2014, the company seemed close to trouble. It had entirely missed out on the rise of the mobile phone, was lagging in cloud technology and just didn't seem as cool as competitors in the industry. Nadella's leadership seems to be working. He talks about his leadership philosophy and the personal experiences that have shaped him in his new book, "Hit Refresh: The Quest to Rediscover Microsoft's Soul...

Duration: 00:34:18


What it's like to do business with family

9/13/2017
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When Rebecca Minkoff asked her dad for a loan to expand her eponymous fashion brand, he said no. Instead, he told her to call her brother, Uri, who has a background in tech. That's how Rebecca and Uri Minkoff ended up running the luxury fashion brand together. They talk to host Kai Ryssdal about why they like using technology to augment the shopping experience, their strategy for overcoming retail's recent slump, and what it's actually like working with your brother or sister (there's...

Duration: 00:12:09


Chronicle Books is the quirky publisher that made a big bet on retail

8/30/2017
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You've seen Chronicle Books whether you know it or not — they often pop up at unexpected retail outlets, like Sur La Table and Urban Outfitters. Tyrrell Mahoney is the newly appointed president of the company, but she's been with it for nearly two decades. She talks to host Kai Ryssdal about Chronicle Books' complicated relationship with Amazon, Grumpy Cat and the need for speed, and the flip side of selling your merchandise outside of a bookstore. Subscribe to the Corner Office podcast...

Duration: 00:13:51


Why aren't there more female CEOs?

8/16/2017
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The number of female CEOs may be higher today than it was 10 years ago, but it's still not great. And in the last couple of months, some high-profile female CEOs have been forced out of their jobs. Julie Creswell at the New York Times and Jena McGregor at the Washington Post have both written about why corporate America has been so slow to hire women for C-suite positions and what happens once women get to those positions. Subscribe to the Corner Office podcast on Apple Podcasts.

Duration: 00:10:37


How the Boingo CEO gives you free Wi-Fi and makes money

8/2/2017
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When David Hagan started at Boingo in 2001, the iPhone didn't exist, laptops didn't come with Wi-Fi chips and Boingo's airport Wi-Fi subscription fee was $74.95 a month. Today, the Wi-Fi company's networks are used by more than a billion people, and those users almost always expect that service to be free. Hagan talked to Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal about how Boingo figured out how to make money from free Wi-Fi, how the iPhone changed the industry and what he means when he says technology...

Duration: 00:23:48


Sherry Lansing, former CEO of Paramount, reflects on her career in show business

7/19/2017
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For a good long while, Sherry Lansing was the highest-ranking woman in the entertainment industry, both as the head of production at 20th Century Fox and then later as the CEO of Paramount. Under her tenure, Paramount saw huge success with "Forrest Gump," "Braveheart," "Titanic," "Saving Private Ryan" and the launch of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise. We talked about her life and career, which is also documented in Stephen Galloway's new biography "Leading Lady: Sherry Lansing and the...

Duration: 00:30:40


Is it the golden age for cruising? Carnival's CEO thinks so

6/21/2017
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It's officially summer, as you may have heard, so this week’s Corner Office is all about the business of vacations. Cruises, actually, under the umbrella of Carnival Corp. Carnival is one of the biggest travel and leisure companies in the world. Its brands include Carnival, of course, but also Princess and Holland America. This week, Kai talks with Arnold Donald, who’s been president and CEO of Carnival since 2013.

Duration: 00:19:47


Yes, airports have CEOs too

6/7/2017
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Los Angeles International Airport is the second-busiest airport in the country and the fourth-busiest airport in the world. Oh, and it's also in the middle of a multibillion dollar renovation project. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks to Deborah Flint, the CEO of Los Angeles World Airports, about it. Wait, airports have CEOs? Yes, she had that question at first, too. Subscribe to the Corner Office podcast on Apple Podcasts.

Duration: 00:22:20


Mobile banking could ruin retail, or save it

5/24/2017
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Venmo. Bitcoin. If there's one company that's become synonymous with digital money, it's PayPal. On this episode of the Corner Office, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal spoke with Dan Schulman, the who became CEO of PayPal in 2014. They talked about the future of digital money, how PayPal keeps closes tabs on its users in order to prevent fraud and how mobile banking could change the landscape of small businesses. According to Schulman, mobile banking may not destroy brick-and-mortar stores but...

Duration: 00:19:31


Redfin CEO on why he'll never be in it for the money again

5/10/2017
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Glenn Kelman has been the CEO of Redfin since almost beginning of the online real estate brokerage. In this interview with Kai Ryssdal, Kelman talks about why technology hasn't disrupted the real estate market like it has other industries, what "Love in the Time of Cholera" has to do with his leadership style, and what he learned from his previous job at a tech startup. "I started a software company with a couple other folks, it went public, we made plenty of money. And I thought it was...

Duration: 00:12:11


Could we power our economy with old buildings?

4/26/2017
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If we focused on preserving old buildings instead of building new ones, could we make our economy bigger and stronger? Stephanie Meeks is the CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a nonprofit that protects historic sites in the United States. In this interview with Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal, Meeks talks about why our economy needs old buildings, what types of places we need to do a better job protecting and how they prioritize what gets saved and what doesn't. Subscribe...

Duration: 00:31:06


23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki on the collective power of health data

4/19/2017
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You probably already know of 23andMe as the company that will analyze your DNA and then send you back a report on your ancestry. But whether or not you have a little bit of Neanderthal in your family tree is by far not the only thing your DNA can tell you. With new clearances from the Food and Drug Administration, 23andMe can now look at your genetic makeup and tell you your risk for some pretty widespread diseases, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's among them. Kai Ryssdal spoke with 23andMe CEO...

Duration: 00:16:59


We asked the CEO of H&R Block who does his taxes

4/12/2017
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Bill Cobb has a background in tech and spent years working for eBay. So it might be no surprise that as the CEO of H&R Block, he's partnered with IBM Watson this tax season. He talks about running a seasonal business, the kind of tax reform he'd like to see and who does his taxes. This interview was originally part of Marketplace's Make Me Smart, a new podcast hosted by Kai Ryssdal and senior tech correspondent Molly Wood. Subscribe to the Corner Office podcast on iTunes. Subscribe to...

Duration: 00:08:39


Donna Karan reflects on her fashion journey

3/22/2017
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In 2015, fashion icon Donna Karan stepped down from her role as chief designer of Donna Karan International and released a memoir, "My Journey," about her career and personal life. She talked to Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal about why fashion designers need to talk to their customers more; the person who advised her to get into fragrance; and the one item every man and woman should have in their wardrobe. Enjoy this interview from the Marketplace archives. Subscribe to the Corner Office...

Duration: 00:11:52


TaskRabbit is what work will look like in the future, CEO says

3/16/2017
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Stacy Brown-Philpot took over as CEO at TaskRabbit less than a year ago. Today, she's announcing that the on-demand chore and handyman service will double the number of cities it operates in over the next six months. The first five include Cincinnati, Minneapolis, and Charlotte, North Carolina. Brown-Philpot also talks to host Kai Ryssdal about the changing nature of work and why she thinks working for companies like TaskRabbit is the future. Subscribe to the Corner Office podcast on...

Duration: 00:10:41


Uncertainty over Trump's travel ban is a cloud for the industry, Expedia CEO says

3/1/2017
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In this episode of Corner Office, Dara Khosrowshahi, CEO of Expedia and an Iranian immigrant, talks about Trump's travel ban and the travel industry. "Companies don't like uncertainty, travelers don't like uncertainty," Khosrowshahi said. Also, how Ticketmaster helped him convince Barry Diller to get into the online travel business and why those cheap United airline tickets might be a good thing for Expedia. Subscribe to the Corner Office podcast on iTunes.

Duration: 00:17:13


Interscope Geffen A&M CEO says industry has got to figure out streaming

2/22/2017
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When John Janick was an undergrad, he started a record company out of his dorm room called Fueled by Ramen. It went on to represent artists like Jimmy Eat World and Fall Out Boy, then later Panic! at the Disco, fun. and Paramore. Now he runs a considerably bigger company as the CEO of Interscope Geffen A&M Records. Janick was hand-picked by Jimmy Iovine to be the music industry legend's successor. Subscribe to the Corner Office podcast on iTunes.

Duration: 00:15:29


What Sallie Krawcheck learned about being a woman on Wall Street

2/15/2017
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Sallie Krawcheck was one of the highest-ranking women on Wall Street. She was at Citigroup when the financial crisis hit, and she tried to convince her bosses to refund their clients some of the money they lost. That didn't go so well, and she was fired. After that, she ran Merrill Lynch, which had been acquired by Bank of America. Her division did well, but she was still pushed out. Now she's the CEO of Ellevest, a company she founded and which provides digital investment services for...

Hudson Jeans CEO Peter Kim is keeping an eye on Trump's policies

1/31/2017
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Peter Kim's first introduction to the garment industry came after a panicked phone call from his dad during spring break, when Kim was a student at the University of Southern California. The family business was in trouble and Kim needed to help get it back on track. Now, Kim runs a premium denim company he founded, Hudson Jeans. It's based in Los Angeles but the denim comes from Italy and Turkey while much of the manufacturing is now done in Mexico. Kim's paying close attention to what...

Duration: 00:25:45


What the Equinox CEO knows about your lifestyle goals

1/17/2017
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Equinox Holdings is the company behind the fitness clubs of the same name, as well as SoulCycle and a chain of no-frills gyms called Blink. Now, they're getting into the hotel business. Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal talks to Equinox CEO Harvey Spevak about what he realized about the way we work-out way before anyone else did, and what that means for the way we want to live. Subscribe to the Corner Office podcast on iTunes.

Duration: 00:18:51

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