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Kai Ryssdal’s Conversations from the Corner OfficeⓇ brings you inside the room with the business and cultural leaders transforming our economy.

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Kai Ryssdal’s Conversations from the Corner OfficeⓇ brings you inside the room with the business and cultural leaders transforming our economy.

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503 Ratings
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Entertaining and Educational

By oilman-atlanta - Mar 02 2019
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I really enjoy Kai’s interviews with business leaders across industries.

Great dhow

By Safegunner - Sep 14 2018
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Awesome podcast for insight into business leaders thoughts. Great dhow.

iTunes Ratings

503 Ratings
Average Ratings
460
26
7
4
6

Entertaining and Educational

By oilman-atlanta - Mar 02 2019
Read more
I really enjoy Kai’s interviews with business leaders across industries.

Great dhow

By Safegunner - Sep 14 2018
Read more
Awesome podcast for insight into business leaders thoughts. Great dhow.

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Corner Office from Marketplace

Updated 8 days ago

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Kai Ryssdal’s Conversations from the Corner OfficeⓇ brings you inside the room with the business and cultural leaders transforming our economy.

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Kelly Sawyer Patricof and Norah Weinstein knew they wanted their nonprofit, Baby2Baby, to do big things to help kids living in poverty. But they didn’t realize that a photo featuring Jessica Alba and Nicole Richie at one of their first events would lead to a donation of 100,000 diapers and a totally new strategy for growth. They talked with us about running their nonprofit as a business, working together as co-presidents and why their work is nowhere near done.

Dec 03 2019

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For Lisa Kaz, the LA Auto Show is a family business

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Not long after Lisa Kaz graduated college with a computer science degree, she joined her grandfather in the auto show business. Today she’s the CEO of the LA Auto Show and the conference that happens immediately before, AutoMobility LA. She talked with us from the show floor about the challenges of running an auto show today and the technology she’s most excited to see in the cars of the (near) future.

Nov 25 2019

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David Nussbaum of America’s Test Kitchen on working with cooking superstars

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David Nussbaum knows whatever he’s doing with “America’s Test Kitchen” is working when he attends events with hosts Bridget Lancaster and Julia Collin Davison. “You’d think I was with Michelle Obama and the ex-president,” he said. America’s Test Kitchen continues to grow, expanding from TV and magazines into podcasting, and attracting more than 400,000 paying subscribers to its website. Nussbaum spoke to host Kai Ryssdal about why the $10,000 spent developing each recipe on average is totally worth it; how he’s attracting a new and younger audience; and why he took the job at America’s Test Kitchen in the first place.

Nov 20 2019

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Ford and Jim Hackett’s big bet on an electric Mustang

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When Jim Hackett became CEO of Ford Motor Co. in 2017, he pledged to make the automaker leaner and invest more in electrics and hybrids. The Mach-E, an electric Mustang SUV, is the first look at that investment and Ford’s strategy to take their best-selling brands and electrify them. An electric version of the F-150 is expected in 2021. Will it be enough to overcome other challenges for the auto industry today, like tariffs, climate change and changing consumer preferences? Kai Ryssdal spoke with Hackett at the launch of the Mach-E Sunday night in Los Angeles to find out.

Nov 18 2019

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For “The Walking Dead’s” Scott Gimple, a story needs sadness to make the happiness real

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Scott Gimple was the showrunner for five seasons of “The Walking Dead” before becoming chief content officer for the entire franchise. And in that time, the series has become a content universe, with a spinoff series, video games and both a movie and another spinoff in the works. Kai Ryssdal interviewed Gimple in his Burbank office, not too far from a life-sized statue of Han Solo frozen in carbonite. They talked horror what it’s like to direct the storyline for an entire franchise. And Gimple made a passionate pitch for Ryssdal to give the series a shot.

Oct 30 2019

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Powerhouse producer Eva Price on the business of Broadway

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Eva Price quit her job at ABC News at 26 to chase her dream of becoming a theater producer. Fifteen years later, with three Tony Awards, more than 18 Broadway credits and a place on the Broadway League’s board of governors, she’s a theater powerhouse. She took home a Tony this year for an edgy new version of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma!” and she’s leading production of a new musical, “Jagged Little Pill,” inspired by the Alanis Morissette album. Kai Ryssdal sat down with Price inside Sardi’s restaurant in New York City, a place as synonymous with Broadway as the Tonys themselves. They talked about what a producer does, how the industry is changing and why Broadway matters.

Oct 18 2019

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

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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.

Oct 07 2019

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Sep 25 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 he thinks online learning could just be the future of higher education.

Sep 18 2019

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How the CEO of Slack uses Slack

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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 co-founder and CEO, about what his company does, the future of email and how technology changes human behavior.

Aug 28 2019

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