Other Interviews

Speak softly, make tough decisions: An interview with Alibaba Group chairman and CEO Daniel Zhang

September 17, 2019

Here is an excerpt from an interview of Daniel Zhang by Daniel Zipser for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out others, learn more about the firm, and sign up for email…

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He Ran an Empire of Soap and Mayonnaise. Now He Wants to Reinvent Capitalism.

September 7, 2019

  Here is David Gelles’ profile of Paul Polman for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out other resources, please click here. * * * As chief executive of Unilever, Paul Polman tapped into the company’s…

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Strategic decisions: When can you trust your gut?

August 24, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from the transcript of a conversation involving Daniel Kahneman and Gary Klein — moderated by Olivier Sibony — for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other…

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Vas Narasimhan of Novartis: ‘We Are Not at All Prepared for a Pandemic’

August 8, 2019

Here is an excerpt from David Gelles’ interview of Vas Narasimhan for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out other resources, please click here. Credit: Erik Tanner for The New York Times * * *…

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Reid Hoffman: “You Can’t Just Sit on the Sidelines”

June 5, 2019

Here is David Gelles’ profile of Reid Hoffman for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out other resources, please click here. * * * Reid Hoffman’s fingerprints are all over Silicon Valley. A Bay Area…

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In The British Are Coming, Rick Atkinson Turns His Gaze To The American Revolution

May 28, 2019

Here is a brief excerpt from the transcript of an interview of Rick Atkinson by Scott Simon for National Public Radio during which they discusses his latest book, The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777…

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Leana Wen of Planned Parenthood Wants to Tackle the “Fundamental Unfairness in Our System”

May 10, 2019

Here is an excerpt from David Gelles’ interview of Leana Wen for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out other resources, please click here. Credit: Erik Tanner for The New York Times * * *…

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David Miliband of the International Rescue Committee: “The Devil Can’t Have the Best Tunes”

April 30, 2019

Here is David Gelles’ interview of David Miliband (right) for The New York Times. To read the complete article and check out other resources, please click here. Credit: Guerin Blask for The New York Times * * * The son of…

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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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