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The David Rubenstein Show

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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 people in business. Renowned financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein travels the country talking to leaders to uncover their stories and their path to success. Each episode features an interview with one business leader.

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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 people in business. Renowned financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein travels the country talking to leaders to uncover their stories and their path to success. Each episode features an interview with one business leader.

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Great interviewer of Leading Newsmakers

By Diane Brady - Oct 25 2018
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Like a lot of great leaders, David Rubenstein has an insatiable curiosity and ability to connect the dots. He also happens to have a sense of humor and charisma as an interviewer. I've found these interviews to be informative, lively, and often provocative. Too bad they don't get wider play -- Bloomberg TV notwithstanding.

iTunes Ratings

51 Ratings
Average Ratings
42
2
3
1
3

Great interviewer of Leading Newsmakers

By Diane Brady - Oct 25 2018
Read more
Like a lot of great leaders, David Rubenstein has an insatiable curiosity and ability to connect the dots. He also happens to have a sense of humor and charisma as an interviewer. I've found these interviews to be informative, lively, and often provocative. Too bad they don't get wider play -- Bloomberg TV notwithstanding.
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The David Rubenstein Show

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Rank #91 in Investing category

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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 people in business. Renowned financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein travels the country talking to leaders to uncover their stories and their path to success. Each episode features an interview with one business leader.

Rank #1: Jeff Bezos

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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 later, it's very clear that Bezos' idea did not fail. Amazon not only survived, it thrived. It’s now the world's largest online sales company, and the world's largest provider of cloud infrastructure services.  Bezos recently sat down with Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein. They spoke on David Rubenstein's Bloomberg Television program, “Peer to Peer Conversations.”
Sep 20 2018
47 mins
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Rank #2: Alan Greenspan

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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 out now called "Capitalism in America: A History," which he co-wrote with Financial Times reporter Adrian Wooldridge.
Nov 16 2018
23 mins
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Rank #3: Michael Milken

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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 bonds. However, the same competitive nature that made Milken millions ended up hurting him. In 1990, Milken pled guilty to six counts of violating securities law, spent one year and ten months in prison, and paid a government fine of $200 million and put an additional $400 million in a fund to compensate investors. Both before and after his incarceration, Milken has been heavily involved in philanthropy and now leads the Milken Institute, among many other organizations. 

Correction: This updated version of the podcast corrects the length of Milken's prison term, which was incorrectly stated in a previous version of the show. It also provides additional context for the fine he was required to pay, and his philanthropic activity.
Nov 01 2018
24 mins
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Rank #4: Steve Ballmer

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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 Allen in 1975.
But when Ballmer joined Microsoft in 1980, the company had yet to dominate the personal computer market, eventually creating three billionaires. 
Ballmer recently sat down with Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein to discuss his career.
Jul 19 2018
23 mins
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Rank #5: Christine Lagarde

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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 both the public and private sectors.
Oct 18 2018
24 mins
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Rank #6: Dr. Jim Yong Kim

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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 and his job history includes time as a professor at Harvard and president of Dartmouth College, where he was the first Asian-American to lead an Ivy League institution.
Sep 06 2018
24 mins
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Rank #7: John Kelly

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Retired Marine Corps Gen. John Kelly stepped down as President Trump's chief of staff at the end of 2018, after more than a year spent managing the daily operations inside the West Wing. Kelly spent most of his entire adult life serving the nation. He wore a Marine uniform for more than 40 years. He was briefly retired before joining the Trump Administration.
Jun 20 2019
24 mins
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Rank #8: Richard Branson

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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, comprising more than 40 companies that include airlines, financial services, communications, and even space-travel.  And Branson himself has stakes in more than 400 companies ranging from travel, media, healthcare, and finance.
Jul 26 2018
24 mins
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Rank #9: Melinda Gates

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We bring you another edition of Peer to Peer with David Rubenstein from Bloomberg Television. This week, David speaks with Gates Foundation Co-Founder Melinda Gates about  inequality in the U.S.
Jun 17 2019
23 mins
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Rank #10: Anthony Kennedy

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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 associate justice since 1988. Kennedy recently sat down with Carlyle Group co-founder David Rubenstein for an interview recorded at the University of Virginia Law School. They spoke on David Rubenstein's Bloomberg Television program, "Peer to Peer Conversations."
Nov 29 2018
12 mins
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