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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, Elo...Show More
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Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg on manufacturing in America today

28:30 | Feb 11th

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 ...Show More
AEG CEO says the company is recession resistant

21:33 | Nov 14th, 2018

Dan Beckerman, the CEO of AEG, on building L.A. Live and the lessons he learned from the Great Recession.
Why Charles Schwab's CEO strives for “less revenue per dollar.”

13:10 | Oct 31st, 2018

He took over from Schwab himself, and he told us how he's learned to put clients before dollars.
Who is Michael Ovitz?

11:50 | Sep 26th, 2018

This week we're talking with the co-founder of Creative Artists Agency who helped shift Hollywood's balance of power.
The men's fashion company that's part apparel, part big data

11:27 | Aug 15th, 2018

For Alton Lane CEO Colin Hunter, the way to disrupt retail is to get the data to make it ultra-personal.
Movie theater subscription service Sinemia is determined to make it work

11:58 | Aug 1st, 2018

This week on the show we're talking with Rifat Oguz, founder and CEO of Sinemia.
The CEO who killed Archie and brought the brand back to life

12:43 | Jul 25th, 2018

Jon Goldwater, co-CEO of Archie Comics, talks about overhauling the iconic comic book brand, and more.
RERUN: Travel tips from the CEO of Marriott, Arne Sorenson

25:26 | Jul 4th, 2018

Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson runs the largest hotel chain company in the world.
The CEO of Zillow says we're missing millions of homes (thanks to the recession)

18:03 | Jun 20th, 2018

A conversation with Spencer Rascoff about housing, data and the financial crisis.
Behind every Dunkin' Donut stands this CEO

20:58 | Jun 13th, 2018

Nigel Travis talks about his HR background, bringing tech to Dunkin' Brands, and riding the wave of doughnut popularity.
MPAA CEO Charlie Rivkin isn't worried about peak content, Trump, or your fractured attention span

15:32 | Jun 6th, 2018

He came to the Motion Picture Association of America last year by way of the State Department.
The James Beard Foundation CEO has a plan to get more women running restaurants

13:35 | May 30th, 2018

Clare Reichenbach became CEO for the culinary nonprofit in February, and she already has big plans.
Qualcomm CEO on making the technology that powers your mobile world

26:32 | May 23rd, 2018

How the company used to planning 10 years into the future is handling the hour by hour changes in tech manufacturing and trade policy.
Bob Iger on keeping Disney creative, streaming and Grey's Anatomy (from the archives)

43:30 | May 9th, 2018

Bob Iger was less than two years into his role as CEO of Disney when he talked to host Kai Ryssdal back in 2007. For the first time, hear their extended conversation on everything from buying Pixar, experimenting with streaming, and why Iger really w...Show More
The PGA Tour commissioner wants to see your selfies

17:57 | Apr 25th, 2018

Jay Monahan is a little over a year into running the PGA Tour, and he wants you to know it's OK to bring your cellphone onto the green.
White Castle CEO: plant-based Impossible Sliders are "a natural evolution"

13:23 | Apr 11th, 2018

It's a plant-based substance that mimics ground beef — it even bleeds — and now it's going on the White Castle menu.
Today, second banana. Tomorrow, CEO?

10:30 | Mar 28th, 2018

Silicon Valley has seen an uptick of female chief operating officers (think Sheryl Sandberg at Facebook). Could that mean more female CEOs in the next few years?
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on sanctions, taxes and President Trump's economic agenda

46:15 | Mar 14th, 2018

He's a former CEO who now plays a pivotal role in our financial system and greater economy.
In a bid to lower prices, these hospitals are starting their own drug company

12:13 | Feb 28th, 2018

We talked with the CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, one of the systems in this unique deal.
Valentine's Day Double Feature: 1-800-Flowers and Edible Arrangements CEOs about their busiest weeks of the year (from the archives)

20:33 | Feb 14th, 2018

In honor of the holiday, we're bringing you two interviews from the archives featuring CEOs whose businesses ramp up this week.
Warren Buffett on Jamie Dimon, a divided Congress and Oreos for breakfast (from the archives)

28:24 | Jan 31st, 2018

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...Show More
BlackRock CEO wants companies to make a "positive contribution to society"

18:04 | Jan 18th, 2018

Larry Fink wrote an open letter to corporate leaders about why they shouldn't just think about profits, but about their own social responsibility, too.
Not everybody should own a home, and what housing of the future should look like

23:15 | Jan 17th, 2018

Tim Mayopoulos, Fannie Mae's CEO, talks about the early days of the financial crisis and its lingering effects.
What's a corporate board do anyway?

14:17 | Jan 3rd, 2018

The Washington Post's Jena McGregor breaks it down.
How this nonprofit helps women caught in a cycle of institutional abuse

21:24 | Dec 27th, 2017

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.
How The Home Depot became an e-commerce giant

12:56 | Dec 20th, 2017

Also, yes, it is "The Home Depot," not just "Home Depot."
How Condé Nast became an entertainment company

20:37 | Dec 13th, 2017

Dawn Ostroff is President of Condé Nast Entertainment and she's charged with getting the publisher to think beyond magazines.
A Hollywood producer and CEO talks about finding his niche in Christian films

17:00 | Dec 6th, 2017

Film producer DeVon Franklin reflects on a career as one of Christian Hollywood's greatest film impresarios, and why he left it to start his own production company.
Build-A-Bear CEO says we'll always have toys to scare away the monsters

20:49 | Nov 27th, 2017

Sharon Price John was brought in to turn around the company. She says it may not be the easiest time to be in retail, but toys will always be around.
This health insurance CEO says the system is "complicated and it needs to be simplified"

17:06 | Nov 15th, 2017

Cigna Health Insurance CEO David Cordani says this is the most complex time to be in his business.
Bill Ackman and the "honor" of activist investing

19:45 | Nov 6th, 2017

Activist investor Bill Ackman's latest bet is on ADP, the payroll processing company. Will it pay off?
Congress is not the only place national parks get their money

13:37 | Oct 25th, 2017

You may not have known that the National Parks Service has its own fundraising arm tasked with raising private money to keep the parks open and maintained — the National Park Foundation. Will Shafroth is the CEO.
Getting more women into coding, one girl at a time

11:29 | Oct 18th, 2017

Girls Who Code founder and CEO Reshma Saujani talks about her plan to create a critical mass of women in tech within a decade.
Hearst's Joanna Coles: magazines are a finger beckoning to the future

24:54 | Oct 11th, 2017

Hearst's Chief Content Officer Joanna Coles on how she thinks about reinventing the 130 year old legacy magazine company.
Marriott CEO Arne Sorenson shares his travel tips

25:11 | Oct 4th, 2017

He talks about how the travel ban has hurt the company's U.S. hotels, why he really hopes tax reform happens, and what travel of the future will look like.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella hits refresh

34:13 | Sep 27th, 2017

CEO Satya Nadella talks about his strategy for reviving and reinvigorating Microsoft.
What it's like to do business with family

11:36 | Sep 13th, 2017

Sister and brother duo Rebecca and Uri Minkoff talk about Fashion Week, combining tech and fashion, and the realities of working with family.
Chronicle Books is the quirky publisher that made a big bet on retail

13:17 | Aug 30th, 2017

How do you make a book company used to long-term planning thrive in the era of the 24 hour meme?
Why aren't there more female CEOs?

10:03 | Aug 16th, 2017

A number of high-profile women running companies have lost their jobs recently. Here's what it tells us about corporate America's attempts for more gender parity in C-suite positions.
Sherry Lansing, former CEO of Paramount, reflects on her career in show business

30:06 | Jul 19th, 2017

For a good long while, Sherry Lansing was the highest-ranking woman in the entertainment industry. Under her tenure, Paramount saw huge success with "Forrest Gump," "Braveheart," "Titanic," "Saving Private Ryan" and the launch of the "Mission: Imposs...Show More
Is it the golden age for cruising? Carnival's CEO thinks so

19:14 | Jun 21st, 2017

Arnold Donald says there are more people cruising than ever before.
Yes, airports have CEOs too

21:46 | Jun 7th, 2017

Deborah Flint is the CEO of Los Angeles World Airports. She's overseeing a multibillion dollar, multiyear overhaul of LAX.
Mobile banking could ruin retail, or save it

18:50 | May 24th, 2017

PayPal CEO Dan Schulman says that mobile banking could be an ally to retail.
Redfin CEO on why he'll never be in it for the money again

11:30 | May 10th, 2017

A candid conversation with Glenn Kelman about technology, the real estate market, 'Love in the Time of Cholera,' and why he needs to be the excited person at the company.
23andMe CEO Anne Wojcicki on the collective power of health data

16:19 | Apr 19th, 2017

And why the company is betting consumers will want to know their risk for diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
Donna Karan reflects on her fashion journey

11:12 | Mar 22nd, 2017

This week on Corner Office, we've pulled an interview with the fashion icon from the archives.
TaskRabbit is what work will look like in the future, CEO says

20:04 | Mar 16th, 2017

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

17:13 | Mar 1st, 2017

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 T...Show More
Interscope Geffen A&M CEO says industry has got to figure out streaming

14:51 | Feb 22nd, 2017

John Janick was hand-picked by Jimmy Iovine to replace him. And he knows all about bringing down barriers.
What Sallie Krawcheck learned about being a woman on Wall Street

13:03 | Feb 15th, 2017

Sallie Krawcheck was one of the highest ranking women on Wall Street before she was fired. Now she's the CEO of an investment platform for women. Her new book explores why women's success in the business world has stalled, and what to do about it.
What the Equinox CEO knows about your lifestyle goals

18:13 | Jan 17th, 2017

Harvey Spevak runs Equinox, the company behind the fitness clubs, SoulCycle, and now, hotels.
Moog CEO says analog synths are here to stay

17:32 | Jan 3rd, 2017

The enduring legacy of a company that's left its mark on analog and digital music.
Why aren't there more female CEOs?

11:28 | Dec 20th, 2016

The CEO of DSC Logistics on why she wants more women in corporate leadership.
JCPenney CEO Marvin Ellison on the art of retail

29:54 | Nov 22nd, 2016

Marvin Ellison talks about his strategy for reviving JCPenney after some rocky years under another CEO.
From the archives: Martha Stewart, godmother of lifestyle

14:15 | Nov 8th, 2016

A look back at our interview with Martha Stewart about her business empire.
Ford CEO Mark Fields wants the car giant to become a mobility company

26:36 | Oct 10th, 2016

Ford Motor Company CEO Mark Fields talks TPP, Donald Trump, and mobility.
Sophia Amoruso, founder-author-podcaster-extraordinaire

17:47 | Oct 4th, 2016

Sophia Amoruso founded her clothing company, Nasty Gal, over ten years ago. Now she's well on her way to becoming a media empire.
The editor-in-chief of National Geographic really likes Instagram

20:45 | Sep 26th, 2016

Susan Goldberg is the editor-in-chief of National Geographic magazine, only the 10th in its history.
Activision CEO Bobby Kotick's big bet on video games

27:12 | Sep 13th, 2016

How Bobby Kotick came to run Activision after the video game company went bankrupt.
Delta Air Lines CEO on why he still flies in the back of the plane

26:50 | Aug 30th, 2016

Delta CEO Ed Bastian has lots to say about leading one of the nation's largest airlines.
Full Interview: Tristan Walker and the significance of shaving

12:42 | Aug 16th, 2016

A conversation with Tristan Walker, founder of Bevel, on why shaving is more important than you might think.
Full Interview: Angie's List CEO has futuristic plans for the company

15:27 | Aug 2nd, 2016

The CEO of Angie's List started less than a year ago but has already made some big changes.
Full Interview: The head of Scott Free Productions on old TV and new TV

13:43 | Jul 19th, 2016

A conversation with David W. Zucker, the man leading the Television division at Scott Free Productions
Full Interview: Minions Boss on failure and success

15:57 | Jul 5th, 2016

Chris Meledandri is the CEO of Illumination Entertainment, the company behind Despicable Me, Minions, and the Secret Life of Pets.
Extended Interview: Izumi Kajimoto leads Stetson into the 21st century

15:04 | Jun 7th, 2016

Izumi Kajimoto is the CEO of Stetson Worldwide, the makers of the eponymous Stetson hat.
Full Interview: Gates Foundation CEO on "Big Philanthropy"

19:47 | May 24th, 2016

Sue Desmond-Hellmann is the CEO of the largest private foundation in the world, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Full Interview: GlaxoSmithKline CEO says "things have to change"

17:49 | May 10th, 2016

The CEO of pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline reflects on the industry
Full Interview: Phil Knight talks about founding Nike

14:42 | Apr 25th, 2016

Phil Knight talks about co-founding Nike in his new memoir, "Shoe Dog."
Extended interview: Jim Koch, founder of Sam Adams

09:40 | Mar 31st, 2016

Boston Beer Company CEO talks craft brew: the market's 10 percent
Full Interview: Paula Schneider, American Apparel fixer

24:39 | Feb 18th, 2016

The new CEO first focused on organization. Now she's 'all about the product.'
Full interview: Shinola CEO Steve Bock

15:12 | Jan 21st, 2016

Why the luxury watch company decided to set up shop in Detroit
Don't call Wolfgang Puck a celebrity chef

24:51 | Dec 17th, 2015

Wolfgang Puck tells the unlikely story of how he built a culinary empire.
Atom Factory's Troy Carter: 'Music sells everything but music'

22:50 | Nov 19th, 2015

The CEO of Atom Factory talks about his rise in the music and tech startup industries.
Charles Koch: 'I don't like politics'

38:41 | Oct 22nd, 2015

The Koch Industries CEO puts his mouth where his money is on politics and business.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk: The future runs on batteries

25:06 | Oct 12th, 2015

Musk is CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, with an interest on the side in getting people to Mars. Last week, we headed to the Tesla factory in Fremont, California for a chat with Musk about battery technology and the future of global transportation.
Domino's Patrick Doyle on making a 'perfect pepperoni'

22:39 | Sep 24th, 2015

Back in 2010, Domino's admitted it had a pie problem. CEO Patrick Doyle apologized to customers, telling them the chain would strive to make better pizzas. Since then, Domino's has been seeking to reinvent themselves. Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal gets a...Show More
Brian Chesky of Airbnb on "the worst idea ever"

12:37 | Aug 27th, 2015

The first step in starting a successful business is having a good idea, but sometimes even a bad one can work. Brian Chesky started Airbnb on the risky premise that people would agree to open their homes to strangers, and it worked. He didn’t just bu...Show More
Randy Garutti on Shake Shack's 'accidental' start

17:59 | Jul 30th, 2015

Shake Shack CEO Randy Garutti hops in line with Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal at the restaurant’s original location in Manhattan’s Madison Square Park to talk about how the company evolved from a hot dog cart into a publicly traded international company ...Show More
A new podcast: Corner Office from Marketplace

0:00 | Jun 26th, 2015

Imagine this.  You get Jack Dorsey – yeah, that Jack Dorsey, the guy from Twitter and Square – in front of a microphone for half an hour, but you can only fit five or six minutes on the radio. Or Dick Glover, who runs Funny or Die — same deal. Market...Show More
Jen Hyman on Rent the Runway's "dream fulfillment"

17:31 | Jun 26th, 2015

Jen Hyman started Rent the Runway right out of business school, and the young entrepreneur says she never dreamed she would be the boss of 250 employees and serve four million customers, let alone run the largest dry-cleaning facility in America.
Jack Dorsey of Square on what he's learned as CEO

20:22 | Jun 26th, 2015

Jack Dorsey, CEO of Square and co-founder of Twitter, sits down with Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal to discuss Square, his life since Twitter and what the future holds for a visionary that many have called “the next Steve Jobs.”
Funny or Die: "The Creative Drives the Deal"

0:00 | Jun 25th, 2015

Funny or Die CEO Dick Glover and President of Production Mike Farah sit down with Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal in the production company's Hollywood offices to talk about the changing landscape of media and how its name is also the key to its survival.