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The Profile Polina Marinova Pompliano

    • Economía y empresa

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    Danny Meyer on Leading In Crisis, Developing an Appetite for Risk, and Building a Hospitality Empire

    Danny Meyer on Leading In Crisis, Developing an Appetite for Risk, and Building a Hospitality Empire

    Union Square Cafe. Gramercy Tavern. Shake Shack.

    Danny Meyer doesn't open restaurants. He opens institutions.

    In this conversation, the legendary restaurateur shares what he's learned about leading in crisis, how he developed his 'hospitality quotient' philosophy, and why he believes in cultivating a culture of experimentation and risk-taking.

    • 49 min
    Dossier: Bernard Arnault, the World's Richest Man

    Dossier: Bernard Arnault, the World's Richest Man

    Known as the "lord of luxury" and "the Pope of fashion," LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault is the world's richest man with a recent net worth of $199 billion. In this deep dive, Polina analyzes his life and career and breaks down what we can learn from Arnault's massively successful creative empire.

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    • 8 min
    Ex-GE CEO Jeff Immelt on Leading Through Crisis, Taking Personal Responsibility, and Becoming a Master of Chaos

    Ex-GE CEO Jeff Immelt on Leading Through Crisis, Taking Personal Responsibility, and Becoming a Master of Chaos

    Jeff Immelt succeeded Jack Welch as the CEO of General Electric, a great American company. When Immelt took over in 2001, he didn't know that he would have a long, turbulent road ahead.

    The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks would be the first of many crises that Immelt had to grapple with in his time as CEO. He was at the helm of the company through the bursting of the dot com bubble, the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, the fall of Enron, and the 2008-09 financial crisis.

    Shareholders blamed Immelt for his inability to turn the company around and for allowing GE to lose $150 billion of market value under his watch. In this conversation, Immelt shares what he's learned about leading in crisis, how he's taken responsibility for the consequences of his decisions, and why he believes the next generation of founders and CEOs need to be masters of chaos.

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    • 47 min
    Four-Time Obstacle Race Champion Amelia Boone on Mastering the Art of Suffering

    Four-Time Obstacle Race Champion Amelia Boone on Mastering the Art of Suffering

    Dubbed “The Queen of Pain,” Amelia Boone is a corporate attorney at Apple by day and an obstacle endurance racer by night. She signed up for her first Tough Mudder race at age 28 when she realized she couldn’t do a single pull-up.  Since that day, she became obsessed with getting stronger and went on to become a 4-time world champion and one of the most decorated obstacle racers in history — all while working full-time at Apple.

    Here's how Boone learned to conquer the mental aspect of racing, how she confronted a years-long challenge with an eating disorder, and why she believes that your profession doesn't have to be your passion. 

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    • 52 min
    Exclusive: Former Acting Secretary of Defense Chris C. Miller On Invading Afghanistan, His Time in the White House, and His Next Act

    Exclusive: Former Acting Secretary of Defense Chris C. Miller On Invading Afghanistan, His Time in the White House, and His Next Act

    Chris C. Miller, a company commander with the 5th Special Forces Group, helped direct the first, covert invasion of Afghanistan in 2001. A number of Green Berets from the 5th Group were sent to invade Afghanistan and defeat the Taliban — some of them on horseback — in a secret and dangerous mission, which was portrayed in the film '12 Strong.'

    In this conversation, Miller explains what training for the Afghanistan mission entailed, how he used his experiences in the field to transition from a tactical position into a strategic one, the challenges of his role as the acting secretary of defense, and the leadership lessons he's learned along the way.

    TIME STAMPS:

    00:00 - September 11, 2001
    05:36 - The military's reaction
    13:28 - The invasion of Afghanistan
    21:08 - Mental training for times of uncertainty
    27:09 - What makes a great team
    32:51 - Coming home from the Afghanistan mission
    35:01 - Conventional tactics versus unconventional warfare
    41:09 - Planning his military career
    42:46 - Transition from a tactical position into a strategic one
    46:21 - Becoming the Acting Secretary of Defense
    54:18 - Miller's response to the storming of the Capitol
    58:19 - How to develop independent thought
    1:04:15 - Balancing his personal relationships with his professional aspirations
    1:08:18 - The mental toll of going to war
    01:03:31 - Miller's next act

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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Meet Ana Lorena Fabrega, the Educator Focused on Independent Thinking and Mental Models

    Meet Ana Lorena Fabrega, the Educator Focused on Independent Thinking and Mental Models

    By the time Ana Lorena Fabrega was 15 years old, she had already attended 10 different schools in seven different countries. After five years as a teacher, Fabrega left the traditional school system in pursuit of alternative methods that sparked students' curiosity and love for learning.

    Today, Fabrega is the Chief Evangelist at Synthesis, an online enrichment club where kids learn through games and simulations. Here's how she thinks the role of education is changing and how school can promote independent thought, boost curiosity, and better prepare kids for the future.

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    • 1 hr 8 min

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