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Join us for unconventional conversations about life and leadership in Out of Office, hosted by Mallika Kapur. Tune in to hear newsmakers talk about things they don't get asked about in the office. Their childhood. Dreams. Mentors. Favorite books. Failure. Triumphs. Down time. Family and love. Because all these influences make them who they are and define how they lead.

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Join us for unconventional conversations about life and leadership in Out of Office, hosted by Mallika Kapur. Tune in to hear newsmakers talk about things they don't get asked about in the office. Their childhood. Dreams. Mentors. Favorite books. Failure. Triumphs. Down time. Family and love. Because all these influences make them who they are and define how they lead.

    Jane Goodall: Life Lessons

    Jane Goodall: Life Lessons

    Sixty years ago, a young woman ventured into the Tanzanian forest and made a groundbreaking discovery: that wild chimps can use tools. It challenged conventional belief that this was uniquely human behavior and thrust Jane Goodall into the spotlight. At 86, Goodall reflects on her lengthy and legendary career as a primatologist and tells us that everything she’s learned about leadership, she’s learned from chimps.

    • 28 min
    Introducing Foundering

    Introducing Foundering

    Adam Neumann had a vision: to make his startup WeWork a wildly successful company that would change the world. He convinced thousands of other people -- customers, employees, investors -- that he could make that dream a reality. And for a while, he did. He was one of the most successful startup founders in the world. But then, in the span of just a few months, everything changed.
    Foundering is a new serialized podcast from the journalists at Bloomberg Technology. This season, we’ll tell you the story of WeWork, a company that captured the startup boom of the 2010s and also may be remembered as a spectacular bust that marked the end of an era.
    Foundering premieres June 25, 2020. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen.

    • 4 min
    Strauss Zelnick: We Eat Last

    Strauss Zelnick: We Eat Last

    A smart young executive was once told he has no leadership skills. Today, he is a wildly successful business executive known for his grit, humility and serving others first. "We eat last," he says. Strauss Zelnick talks about his journey from making balloon animals at birthday parties to his current role as Chairman and CEO of Take-Two Interactive and founder and Managing Partner of ZMC Media. Dubbed America's fittest CEO, he also shares some secrets from Becoming Ageless, the title of his book.

    • 34 min
    Mark Foster: Seize the Opportunity

    Mark Foster: Seize the Opportunity

    A prominent technology leader is a student of history. The son of artists. And an optimist. Mark Foster, the Senior Vice President of IBM Services talks about getting through the pandemic and shares highlights from his prolific career. It’s never linear, he says, it’s about taking the opportunity in front of you.

    • 26 min
    Joey Wat: Factory Floor to Corner Office

    Joey Wat: Factory Floor to Corner Office

    The CEO of Yum China on steering the restaurant chain through the pandemic. She kept stores open so customers could get a meal and employees could keep their jobs. Having worked in factories and as a waitress herself, Joey Wat shares her guiding philosophy: do the right thing, even when it’s not the easiest thing.

    • 30 min
    Gillian Tans: What Can Go Wrong?

    Gillian Tans: What Can Go Wrong?

    The Chairwoman of Booking.com talks about her journey from her first job, picking apples in the Dutch countryside, to her current role at one of the largest ecommerce companies in the world. She shares the value of taking risks, even as she wonders, what can go wrong? Plenty has, as they often do in any career. And that’s ok. Because mistakes are an opportunity to learn.

    • 23 min

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