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From FORTUNE and Time Inc., home of iconic franchises like FORTUNE 500, comes FORTUNE Unfiltered, an original weekly podcast series featuring in-depth conversations with the brightest leaders in business today. Audiences will discover the personal journeys and the raw ambition behind the executives who are driven to greatness. These are the stories of how and why these important figures in business went from visionary to leader. FORTUNE Unfiltered: Untold and Unguarded.

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From FORTUNE and Time Inc., home of iconic franchises like FORTUNE 500, comes FORTUNE Unfiltered, an original weekly podcast series featuring in-depth conversations with the brightest leaders in business today. Audiences will discover the personal journeys and the raw ambition behind the executives who are driven to greatness. These are the stories of how and why these important figures in business went from visionary to leader. FORTUNE Unfiltered: Untold and Unguarded.

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Great questions, good conversation, enjoying the series.

Interesting

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iTunes Ratings

31 Ratings
Average Ratings
23
2
1
2
3

Worth it

By Podcastfan225 - Aug 11 2016
Read more
Great questions, good conversation, enjoying the series.

Interesting

By Crc425 - Aug 03 2016
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Look forward to hearing more

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FORTUNE Unfiltered with Aaron Task

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From FORTUNE and Time Inc., home of iconic franchises like FORTUNE 500, comes FORTUNE Unfiltered, an original weekly podcast series featuring in-depth conversations with the brightest leaders in business today. Audiences will discover the personal journeys and the raw ambition behind the executives who are driven to greatness. These are the stories of how and why these important figures in business went from visionary to leader. FORTUNE Unfiltered: Untold and Unguarded.

Maverick Carter, CEO SpringHill Entertainment & UNINTERRUPTED

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Maverick Carter, best known as LeBron James’ childhood friend and agent, claims “I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious,” borrowing a phrase from Albert Einstein.

But to overlook him as “just” James’ trusted confidante underestimates Carter’s abilities as a businessman, sports marketer and media executive.

Carter is CEO of SpringHill Entertainment, which signed a content deal with Warner Brothers in 2015. He’s also CEO and co-founder (with James) of Uninterrupted, a platform for first-person athlete stories hosted on Bleacher Report.

In this episode of Fortune Unfiltered, Carter reveals some of his career highlights, including negotiating James’ rumored $1 billion-plus lifetime deal with Nike, and his role helping put Beats Music on the map in the years prior to its acquisition by Apple in 2014.

We also discuss going from “The Decision” special — which was widely criticized— to seeing LeBron bring a championship to Cleveland for the first time since 1964, what he learned from his grandmother, who ran a gambling parlor, working (briefly) with Johnny Manziel, what he considers “the worst thing” in business, and what’s next for him and James.

“I feel like we’re just getting started...just getting started,” he says. “We’ve got a long way to go.”

Nov 14 2016

31mins

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Steve Case, Co Founder of AOL

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AOL co-founder Steve Case lives by the African proverb: “If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”

Before there was Facebook or Twitter or Google, there was America Online, the company which once served the functional equivalent of all three combined. During AOL's heyday in the 1990's, the company had over 300 partnerships, including with Apple and Sprint. Those partnerships helped Case's company become the first Internet company to go public and become the best-performing stock of the 1990's dot com boom. The boom ended in 2000, shortly after AOL's stunning $164 billion acquisition of Time Warner.

In this episode of Fortune Unfiltered, Case talks openly about went wrong with AOL-Time Warner and why being far removed from Silicon Valley’s startup culture was a key part of the Virginia-based company’s growth into one of the top consumer tech brands in the world.

Aug 01 2016

48mins

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Rob Manfred - Commissioner of MLB

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MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred talks about A-Rod, Pete Rose and the future of America's pastime.

Jul 25 2016

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Blake Irving, CEO of GoDaddy

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Blake Irving, CEO of the web hosting company GoDaddy is a self-professed “product guy.” He spent his 15-year career at Microsoft in a range of engineering and product management roles, then ran the product team at Yahoo before taking the top post at GoDaddy.
But that’s only part of the picture. Irving is also a band geek, cyclist, and skater. He began taking drumming lessons at age 7 after his family moved to California, playing into his 20s before realizing music was a tough way to make a steady living.
After Microsoft, Irving took his family on a one-year trip around the world. During a stop in Hong Kong, he accompanied his kids to a skatepark, where word quickly got out that the guy who launched MSN Messenger was in attendance. At the time, the IM service held a 90% share of messaging outside the United States, according to Irving.

Aug 08 2016

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Danny Meyer, CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group

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Danny Meyer was a disruptor before it was cool, and remains one today. From the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985 through Shake Shack’s IPO in 2014 and beyond, Meyer’s restaurants have shaken up the industry’s norms. New York’s fine dining establishment didn’t really focus on customer service and restaurants generally didn’t offer their staff benefits before Meyer arrived on the scene.

Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group continued to push boundaries of American dining by eliminating tipping from the Michelin-starred The Modern in late 2015, with plans to extend it to all 13 of its restaurants over time. And starting in 2017, the firm will offer paid parental leave to its full-time restaurant workers, extending a benefits package rarely seen in the industry that has long-included health insurance, life insurance and a matching 401(k) plan.

Meyer’s personal background makes him an unlikely revolutionary but it’s clear he’s become one of the most important American restaurateurs of the past 30 years because of a relentless focus on the dining experience for everyone in the restaurant, from customers to employees to suppliers and everyone in between.

Nov 28 2016

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Carla Harris, Vice Chair Wealth Management Morgan Stanley

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Carla Harris is not only the Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, but also chairs the National Women’s Business Council, is a world-renowned gospel singer, and a published author. Her journey has been unique and inspiring. Listen now for her insights on relationships, risk-taking, and the importance of being authentic.

Dec 12 2016

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Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP

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One could say Bill McDermott is a natural born entrepreneur. When he was 11 years old, he turned his paper route into a multiple product course. When he was 16, he began working at a deli and soon owned the business.

Today, McDermott is the CEO of SAP. He is no stranger to hard work, having grown up in a working class home. He has a unique optimistic spirit, and believes a person becomes a serious leader when they can control their mind and let their will supersede.

Listen to this week’s episode to learn more about his rise to success and his admiration for work.

Feb 20 2017

49mins

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Julie Larson Green, Chief Experience Officer, Microsoft

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This week, Aaron Task speaks to Julie Larson Green, Chief Experience Officer at Microsoft

Mar 13 2017

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Jessica Herrin, CEO and Founder Stella & Dot

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Jessica Herrin’s greatest strength is her endless will to hustle. The CEO of Stella and Dot is driven by her passion to create flexible, entrepreneurial opportunities for women, and supporting small businesses. She sees how women are completely different than they were in the 1950s, and therefore, the traditional business models have changed.

Listen to this week’s episode of Fortune Unfiltered to learn more about how she created a successful business at 24, how advice from a cab driver helped shape her path, and why she strives to be daring.

Mar 20 2017

27mins

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Stephanie Linnartz, Global Chief Commercial Officer Marriott International

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This week, Aaron Task speaks to Stephanie Linnartz, Global Chief Commercial Officer of Marriott International

Jan 23 2017

28mins

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Julie Sweet, Group Chief Executive of Accenture

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Julie Sweet took an unusual road to become CEO of Accenture North America, a position which landed her at #39 on Fortune's 2016 list of the World's Most Powerful Women.

In 1987, 19-year old Sweet went to China, going to a foreign culture to learn a strange language in an era when learning Japanese was far more fashionable. Risk-taking and doing things a little differently has become the theme of Sweet's professional career, taking her from partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP—one of the first females to earn that title—to her current position at Accenture NA, which has $31 billion in revenue and nearly 50,000 employees.

Sweet helped Accenture land on Fortune's list of the 100 Best Places to Work by allowing employees returning from parental leave to work locally, providing 40 hours of subsidized back-up care, and prioritizing a diverse and inclusive work environment.

Just this year, Accenture was the first big consulting firm to publish race and gender stats, another example of Sweet doing things a little bit differently as we discuss in the latest episode of Fortune Unfiltered.

Sep 19 2016

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Stacy Brown-Philpot, CEO of TaskRabbit

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Stacy Brown-Philpot is a girl from Detroit who is now the woman revolutionizing every day work as the CEO of TaskRabbit.

After graduating from Wharton Business School, Brown-Philpot worked at Goldman Sachs, where she watched the dot-com bubble grow and pop. She saw the potential in tech, leading her to work at Google for 10 years. Listen to learn more about her business philosophy, what it’s like to work with Sheryl Sandberg, and why she never settles for ‘no.’

Jan 16 2017

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Cathy Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte

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From FORTUNE and Time Inc., home of iconic franchises like FORTUNE 500, comes FORTUNE Unfiltered, an original weekly podcast series featuring in-depth conversations with the brightest leaders in business today. Audiences will discover the personal journeys and the raw ambition behind the executives who are driven to greatness. These are the stories of how and why these important figures in business went from visionary to leader. FORTUNE Unfiltered: Untold and Unguarded.

Jan 02 2017

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Tom Farley, President of the NYSE Group

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Tom Farley is the second youngest president of the New York Stock Exchange. He attributes his success to networking, his mentors, and above all, luck.

In this week’s episode, he discusses how he tackles it all- from running the 200 year old institution, balancing time with his family, and how he and actor Hugh Jackman were the first members of New York City’s now trendiest gym, the DogPound .

Jan 09 2017

32mins

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Jim Koch, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Boston Beer Company

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Jim Koch, founder and chairman of Boston Beer Company and the brewer of Sam Adams beer reflects on his personal journey in the latest edition of Fortune Unfiltered, a journey that included dropping out of Harvard (twice), becoming an Outward Bound guide, and eventually spurring a revolution in the American beer industry.

Oct 03 2016

43mins

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Phil McAlister, Director of Commercial Spaceflight Development NASA

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This week, Aaron Task speaks to Phil McAlister about the future of Commercial Spaceflight at NASA

Feb 13 2017

36mins

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Scott O'Neil CEO for the NJ Devils, Philadelphia 76ers and Prudential Center

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This week Aaron Task speaks to the CEO of the NJ Devils, Philadelphia 76ers and the Prudential Center, Scott O'Neil

Jan 30 2017

43mins

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Carol Roth, Television Personality, Best Selling Author and Entrepreneur

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Carol Roth is a great example of someone who has bet on herself -- and won big. Once a rising star at Montgomery Securities in San Francisco, Roth got off the traditional Wall Street track and started using what she learned in investment banking to help small businesses get off the ground, and become big ones.

In addition to being an early investor in startups like Jawbone, Roth is now an on-air contributor at CNBC, a judge on Mark Burnett's America’s Greatest Makers and author of the New York Times bestselling book The Entrepreneur Equation, which lays out the strategies that led her to be named one of America's Top 100 small business strategists every year since 2011.

Despite all that (and more) Roth says one of her "proudest accomplishments" is being one of the mere 2094 people who the NFL is following on Twitter.

Check out this week's episode of Fortune Unfiltered as Roth discusses her early investment banking career, her small business consulting work, her hatred of the term "woman entrepreneur," and that whole NFL Twitter thing.

Aug 15 2016

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Anthony Scaramucci, Founder of SkyBridge Capital

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Anthony Scaramucci is a very busy man. He’s the founder of SkyBridge Capital, an investment firm with $12.1 billion in assets, host of the SALT hedge fund conference in Las Vegas, co-host of Wall Street Week on Fox Business, an active philanthropist and the author of Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole: How Entrepreneurs Turn Failure into Success.

And if that weren’t enough, he's also on Donald Trump's economic policy council and finance committee.

In this episode of Fortune Unfiltered, Scaramucci explains how he overcame his initial skepticism about Trump's campaign—like many Republicans he initially didn't take Trump's candidacy seriously—and why he believes the GOP candidate's economic policies are best for America.

Scaramucci embodies the American dream - he grew up in a traditional Italian working-class family and recalls watching his father, a construction worker, got to work every day at 4:30 a.m.

"Let me ask people who are saying I'm a relentless self-promoter: How was I going to get here folks?"

Oct 24 2016

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Richard Parsons, a former Chariman of Citigroup and former CEO of AOL Time Warner

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A former Chairman of Citigroup and former CEO of AOL Time Warner, Dick Parsons has tackled some of the toughest jobs of any American corporate executive in the past 25 years. In this episode of Fortune Unfiltered, Parsons explains why he’s always the person who gets called after disaster strikes. “I’m attracted to that – it keeps your attention,” Parsons says of leading in a crisis. “ It concentrates the mind as Pat Moynihan used to say. If you’ve got serious issues you need to be alert [and] alive in the moment. I’m not the world’s best steady-state manager...not a particularly good one because my mind wanders.”

In addition to the AOL and Citigroup jobs, Parsons took over as interim CEO of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers in May 2014 amid the Donald Sterling scandal.

But all those professional tribulations pale in comparison to the battle Parsons is fighting today. About two years ago he was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a blood cancer for which there are a variety of treatments but currently no cure.

Parsons talks frankly about his battle with cancer, his management philosophy and his reflections on being one of the first African-Americans to run a Fortune 500 company.

Aug 22 2016

47mins

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Christine Duffy , President Carnival Cruise Lines

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Since she went to Europe as a young girl, Christine Duffy always knew she wanted to work in the travel industry. Her first career goal was to be a Pan Am flight attendant but ultimately was denied because she was 2 inches shorter than the required 5” 4’ height.

Today she is the President of Carnival Cruise Lines. They are in the business of hospitality, hosting 4.5 million passengers annually. Duffy values taking care of her employees as much as taking care of their guests, providing on-site child care, health clinic, and more, at the headquarters. As a leader, she values empathy, diversity, and investing in the things that matter.

Listen to this week’s episode of Fortune Unfiltered to learn more about her journey to success.

Apr 24 2017

46mins

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Joannne Lipman, Chief Content Officer Gannett and Editor in Chief USA Today Network

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Joanne Lipman broke barriers by being the first female Deputy Managing Editor of the Wall Street Journal in 2000. Today, she is the Chief Content Officer of Gannett and Editor in Chief USA Today Network. In this week’s episode of Fortune Unfiltered, Lipman reflects on the early days of her career, breaking into the “boys club”, and the unconscious bias facing women. She has had tremendous opportunity throughout her career, and is currently working on her book, “Women At Work: A Guide for Men”. Listen here for more on Lipman’s journey to the top.

Apr 17 2017

45mins

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Melissa Lora, President International Taco Bell

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Melissa Lora has been at Taco Bell for 30 years. When she first began working for the company, she thought she would stay for only two years. Instead, the company kept growing and her career kept progressing.

Today, Lora is the President of Taco Bell International and was previously the CFO. She believes her job is about feeding people’s lives- learning their culture, learning what is important to the people, how to bring the “Live Mas” experience to life.

Listen to this week’s episode of Fortune Unfiltered to learn more about Melissa Lora’s journey to success.

Apr 10 2017

25mins

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Kay Koplovitz, Founder of USA Network

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Kay Koplovitz grew up in the 1950s. At this time, It wasn’t common to tell little girls they could be whatever they wanted. But Kay’s parents were different. From a young age, they supported her and her instinctual habit of pushing the envelope. She even negotiated an allowance when she was five years old. Years later, Kay Koplovitz became the founder of USA Network and the first woman to serve as a network president in TV history.

Listen to this week’s episode of Fortune Unfiltered to learn about her love of adventure travel, the importance of embracing change, and how to create your own luck.

Apr 03 2017

35mins

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Tamara Ingram, CEO J. Walter Thompson

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Tamara Ingram began working at Saatchi Saatchi when she was 25 years old. By the second day on the job, she knew she wanted to be the CEO. And 10 years later, she was. Today, Ingram is the CEO of J Walter Thompson. She is successful, driven, and always believed she could do anything she wanted. Today, her management philosophy revolves around the idea that you have to be what you expect others to be. Listen to this week’s episode to learn about her passion for people, her passion for building business solutions, and how having honest conversations leads to success.

Mar 27 2017

14mins

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Jessica Herrin, CEO and Founder Stella & Dot

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Jessica Herrin’s greatest strength is her endless will to hustle. The CEO of Stella and Dot is driven by her passion to create flexible, entrepreneurial opportunities for women, and supporting small businesses. She sees how women are completely different than they were in the 1950s, and therefore, the traditional business models have changed.

Listen to this week’s episode of Fortune Unfiltered to learn more about how she created a successful business at 24, how advice from a cab driver helped shape her path, and why she strives to be daring.

Mar 20 2017

27mins

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Julie Larson Green, Chief Experience Officer, Microsoft

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This week, Aaron Task speaks to Julie Larson Green, Chief Experience Officer at Microsoft

Mar 13 2017

26mins

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Paula Schneider, Former CEO American Apparel

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This week Aaron Task speaks with Paula Schneider

Mar 06 2017

28mins

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Elliot Weissbluth, CEO of HighTower

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This week Aaron Task speaks to Elliot Weissbluth, the CEO of HighTower

Feb 27 2017

45mins

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Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP

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One could say Bill McDermott is a natural born entrepreneur. When he was 11 years old, he turned his paper route into a multiple product course. When he was 16, he began working at a deli and soon owned the business.

Today, McDermott is the CEO of SAP. He is no stranger to hard work, having grown up in a working class home. He has a unique optimistic spirit, and believes a person becomes a serious leader when they can control their mind and let their will supersede.

Listen to this week’s episode to learn more about his rise to success and his admiration for work.

Feb 20 2017

49mins

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Phil McAlister, Director of Commercial Spaceflight Development NASA

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This week, Aaron Task speaks to Phil McAlister about the future of Commercial Spaceflight at NASA

Feb 13 2017

36mins

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Wayne Newton, Las Vegas Legend

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This week Aaron Task speaks to Las Vegas Legend, Wayne Newton

Feb 08 2017

41mins

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Scott O'Neil CEO for the NJ Devils, Philadelphia 76ers and Prudential Center

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This week Aaron Task speaks to the CEO of the NJ Devils, Philadelphia 76ers and the Prudential Center, Scott O'Neil

Jan 30 2017

43mins

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Stephanie Linnartz, Global Chief Commercial Officer Marriott International

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This week, Aaron Task speaks to Stephanie Linnartz, Global Chief Commercial Officer of Marriott International

Jan 23 2017

28mins

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Stacy Brown-Philpot, CEO of TaskRabbit

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Stacy Brown-Philpot is a girl from Detroit who is now the woman revolutionizing every day work as the CEO of TaskRabbit.

After graduating from Wharton Business School, Brown-Philpot worked at Goldman Sachs, where she watched the dot-com bubble grow and pop. She saw the potential in tech, leading her to work at Google for 10 years. Listen to learn more about her business philosophy, what it’s like to work with Sheryl Sandberg, and why she never settles for ‘no.’

Jan 16 2017

28mins

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Tom Farley, President of the NYSE Group

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Tom Farley is the second youngest president of the New York Stock Exchange. He attributes his success to networking, his mentors, and above all, luck.

In this week’s episode, he discusses how he tackles it all- from running the 200 year old institution, balancing time with his family, and how he and actor Hugh Jackman were the first members of New York City’s now trendiest gym, the DogPound .

Jan 09 2017

32mins

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Cathy Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte

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From FORTUNE and Time Inc., home of iconic franchises like FORTUNE 500, comes FORTUNE Unfiltered, an original weekly podcast series featuring in-depth conversations with the brightest leaders in business today. Audiences will discover the personal journeys and the raw ambition behind the executives who are driven to greatness. These are the stories of how and why these important figures in business went from visionary to leader. FORTUNE Unfiltered: Untold and Unguarded.

Jan 02 2017

41mins

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Jed Hughes, Vice Chairman Korn Ferry

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Jed Hughes is the Vice Chairman, Global Sector Leader, Sports at Korn Ferry and has distinguished himself as an expert in developing leaders.

Hughes shares personal anecdotes about major sports figures and puts you right on the playing field. He uses his personal experiences – both failures and successes – as steps in his own personal assessment. During his UNFILTERED episode Hughes talks about a wide array of sports. He reflects on his experience with the NFL, the importance of networking, and how “you can’t let setbacks eliminate you”.

Dec 26 2016

48mins

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James Altucher, Entrepreneur and Best Selling Author

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James Altucher is a hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, and author of one of USA Today’s 12 Best Business Books of All Time, Choose Yourself.

He founded the site StockPickr and was an investor in Buddy Media, bit.ly, Ticketfly, and more. In this week’s episode, listen to Altucher’s advice to entrepreneurs, his missed investments, and the importance of strengthening your “idea muscle”.

Dec 19 2016

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Carla Harris, Vice Chair Wealth Management Morgan Stanley

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Carla Harris is not only the Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, but also chairs the National Women’s Business Council, is a world-renowned gospel singer, and a published author. Her journey has been unique and inspiring. Listen now for her insights on relationships, risk-taking, and the importance of being authentic.

Dec 12 2016

45mins

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