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What makes a great leader? How can leadership be developed into a force for true achievement? The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations explores successful leadership through the personal and professional choices of the most influential p...Show More

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Anthony Kennedy

12:18 | Nov 29th, 2018

Anthony Kennedy's decision to retire from the Supreme Court was overshadowed by the intense confirmation battle that surrounded his eventual successor, Brett Kavanaugh, but it is important to remember Kennedy's contributions to the court as an associ...Show More

Alan Greenspan

23:57 | Nov 16th, 2018

Serving under four Presidents from both parties, Alan Greenspan holds the title as the second-longest serving Federal Reserve chairman, overseeing America's economy through booms and busts from the 1980s through the 2000s. Greenspan has a new book ou...Show More

Michael Milken

24:53 | Nov 1st, 2018

There is no one more closely associated with junk bonds than Michael Milken, who, in the 1970s, realized that investors could make more money buying bonds from companies with lower credit ratings than they could from companies with triple-A rated bon...Show More

Christine Lagarde

24:36 | Oct 18th, 2018

When Christine Lagarde was selected to become the first female managing director of the IMF in 2011, it was simply another "first" for the French lawyer, whose long career has included experiences in the legal, governmental, and economic fields in bo...Show More

Barry Diller

24:12 | Oct 4th, 2018

Over his long career, Barry Diller has founded and led some of the most influential media companies in America, creating the Fox Broadcasting Company, running Paramount Pictures, and, more recently, leading InterActiveCorp as it grows into a multi-bi...Show More

Jeff Bezos

47:29 | Sep 20th, 2018

In 1993, a young engineer named Jeff Bezos had the idea to sell books online. He called his new company Amazon and warned many of his early investors that there was a 70 percent chance the venture would either fail or go bankrupt.  Twenty-five years ...Show More

Dr. Jim Yong Kim

24:24 | Sep 6th, 2018

With degrees and doctorates from Harvard and Brown University, Dr. Jim Yong Kim is one of the best-educated people to ever serve as head of the World Bank, but he is also one of the most unconventional: Kim's degrees are in biology and anthropology a...Show More

Oscar Munoz

24:32 | Aug 23rd, 2018

Five weeks after being named CEO of United Airlines, Oscar Munoz had a heart attack. Two months later, with a new heart, he was back at work, where he was faced with a company in disarray. Over the course of the following year, Munoz largely succeede...Show More

Dennis Muilenburg

21:40 | Aug 9th, 2018

With roughly 140,000 employees across 66 countries, Boeing airplanes and aerospace products represent one of the most visible and important U.S. exports to the globe. And as CEO of the roughly $93 billion company, Dennis Muilenburg is in charge of se...Show More

Richard Branson

24:24 | Jul 26th, 2018

In 1972, a young entrepreneur named Richard Branson turned his mail order record business into a brick and mortar store, which he named Virgin Records. Today, the company - which is now called Virgin Group - is much more than a record store, comprisi...Show More

Steve Ballmer

23:40 | Jul 19th, 2018

Steve Ballmer and Bill Gates have a lot in common. They were both CEOs of Microsoft, they are two of the wealthiest people in the world, and they both dropped out of prestigious universities to work at the computer company founded by Gates and Paul A...Show More

Renee Flemming

23:55 | Jul 12th, 2018

Opera singers are famous for being divas on an off the stage, but American soprano Renee Flemming has spent her long and notable career developing a different persona, often being called the "People's Diva."  For many of Fleming's fans, she is the fi...Show More

Khaldoon Al Mubarak

24:14 | Jun 28th, 2018

As CEO of the Abu Dhabi-based Mubadala Investment Company Khaldoon Al Mubarak is part of a new effort by the UAE government to diversify its economy beyond oil. On this episode of the David Rubenstein Show, Al Mubarak discusses overseeing a sovereign...Show More

Robert F. Smith

22:37 | Jun 21st, 2018

Robert F. Smith's life has taken him from the newly de-segregated classrooms of suburban Denver, to Columbia Business School, Goldman Sachs, and eventually to his own private equity firm, Vista Equity Partners.  On this episode of the David Rubenstei...Show More

Tim Cook

23:43 | Jun 14th, 2018

Seven years after the death of visionary co-founder Steve Jobs, Apple is on its way to a market capitalization of $1 trillion, the first-ever public company to do so. Much of the tech giant's recent growth can be attributed to CEO Tim Cook, who took ...Show More