Other Interviews

Delta C.E.O. Ed Bastian: “Leadership Is Not a Popularity Contest”

March 11, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from David Gelles’ interview of Delta C.E.O. Ed Bastian who helped steer the airline through 9/11 and a bankruptcy. Then he had to tangle with the National Rifle Association. To read the complete interview, check…

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Life’s Work: An Interview with Michael Ovitz

February 21, 2019

Here is an excerpt from an interview of Michael Ovitz by Alison Beard for Harvard Business Review and the HBR Blog Network. To read the complete article, check out the wealth of free resources, obtain subscription information, and receive HBR email…

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Beyond the Industrial Revolution education model: Sal Khan on training and skills in the 21st century

January 29, 2019

The founder of online-learning not-for-profit Khan Academy shares what an era of automation and artificial intelligence means for education. Here is a brief excerpt from the transcript of an interview of Sal Khan for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey…

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Sundar Pichai of Google: “Technology Doesn’t Solve Humanity’s Problems”

November 29, 2018

Growing up in India, Sundar Pichai slept on the floor of a house without a refrigerator. Today, the chief executive is steering Google through the most turbulent period in its history. Here is another in a series of Corner Office interviews…

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Paula Schneider on Running American Apparel and Fighting Cancer

November 25, 2018

Here is David Gelles’ profile of Paula Schneider for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out other resources, please click here. Credit: Mike Cohen for The New York Times *     *     * A breast cancer survivor…

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Accidentally agile: An interview with the Rijksmuseum’s Taco Dibbits

November 14, 2018

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of  Taco Dibbits for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. The director of the national museum of Dutch art and history describes the central role of agility in the museum’s…

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Hamdi Ulukaya of Chobani Talks Greek Yogurt and the American Dream

September 3, 2018

Here is an excerpt from another brilliant interview of Hamdi Ulukaya by David Gelles. A Turkish immigrant of Kurdish descent, Ulukaya brought Greek yogurt to the mainstream. Along the way, he began hiring refugees, a move that drew threats from fringe…

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From Homeless to Helping Others Get Off the Streets

September 2, 2018

Here is an excerpt from Peter Garfinkel’s interview of Paul Williams for The New York Times. Williams had nowhere to sleep, had been addicted to drugs and had been in and out of jail. Then he found Chrysalis. To read the…

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Katrina Lake of Stitch Fix on Building Diverse Teams

August 24, 2018

Here is David Gelles’ profile of Katrina Lake for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out others, please click here. Credit: * * * While working at a venture capital firm, Ms. Lake saw that many…

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Putting talent at the top of the CEO agenda

July 17, 2018

Here is a brief excerpt from an interview of Dominic Barton by Simon London for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more about the firm, obtain subscription information, and…

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