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Something big is happening in the world of business. CEOs increasingly say their jobs have become less about giving orders, more about inspiring, motivating, setting a north star. They are taking the lead on big issues like climate change, worker retraining, and diversity and inclusion. They are under pressure from employees, customers and investors not just to turn a profit, but to prove they are doing good in the world. And in the process, they are fundamentally redefining the relationship between business and society. Join Fortune CEO Alan Murray and Editor-at-Large Michal Lev-Ram as they probe the best of these leaders for insight into what they're doing, why they're doing it, and what impact it is having.

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    • 4.5 • 95 Ratings

Something big is happening in the world of business. CEOs increasingly say their jobs have become less about giving orders, more about inspiring, motivating, setting a north star. They are taking the lead on big issues like climate change, worker retraining, and diversity and inclusion. They are under pressure from employees, customers and investors not just to turn a profit, but to prove they are doing good in the world. And in the process, they are fundamentally redefining the relationship between business and society. Join Fortune CEO Alan Murray and Editor-at-Large Michal Lev-Ram as they probe the best of these leaders for insight into what they're doing, why they're doing it, and what impact it is having.

    How $4 billion CEO is Leveraging Remote Work and Globalization to Prove Both Are Alive and Well

    How $4 billion CEO is Leveraging Remote Work and Globalization to Prove Both Are Alive and Well

    G-P, founded by CEO Nicole Sahin, is an AI-driven global employment platform that enables companies to hire anyone anywhere. Sahin, who came up with the idea for G-P while living in the mountains of Guatemala, shares how her passion for anthropology led her to start the company.
    She chats with Alan and Michal about emerging talent markets; how AI empowers G-P to onboard workers in 187+ countries; how best to include remote employees as part of company culture; and how globalization is evolving—not retreating

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    • 21 min
    Blackbird.AI CEO on How Humans Can Stop Harmful AI and Save Democracy

    Blackbird.AI CEO on How Humans Can Stop Harmful AI and Save Democracy

    Narrative attacks can be generated from an actual event that is then exploited by bad actors or can be completely fabricated using advanced technology like generative AI. Blackbird’s goal is to fight disinformation and misinformation and sharpen the line between truth and lies.
    Blackbird.AI cofounder and CEO Wasim Khaled discusses a number of topics with host Alan Murray, including the recent attacks on Taylor Swift; weaknesses that bad actors might exploit in the upcoming presidential election; and why generative AI continues to hallucinate.
    Khaled also announces a product from Blackbird called Compass, which leverages AI to help people check the validity of a post, video, or photo.

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    • 25 min
    Sequoia Capital’s Roelof Botha Shares AI Predictions and Where He’s Investing

    Sequoia Capital’s Roelof Botha Shares AI Predictions and Where He’s Investing

    After leaving PayPal, Roelof Botha went on to help Sequoia nurture some of the world’s most influential tech companies, including YouTube, Instagram, and Square.
    Sequoia has been an investor in the AI space for a long time. The firm was an early investor in OpenAI, the company that has accelerated the current AI wave with its groundbreaking generative AI technology, which Botha sees as a foundational shake-up for business. He tells Alan and Michal that he doesn’t think this wave of AI is hype, and that it will be transformational. He shares his thoughts on what sectors he believes this tech will be most impactful in; why it rivals the previous waves of internet, cloud, and mobile; and whether we will see an AI bubble. He also provides insight into the current state of the venture capital industry.

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    • 33 min
    Amazon CEO Andy Jassy on the Biggest Risk and Biggest Opportunity Facing Business in 2024

    Amazon CEO Andy Jassy on the Biggest Risk and Biggest Opportunity Facing Business in 2024

    Amazon is not just the “everything store,” it is the “everything company.” No. 2 on the Fortune 500, the e-commerce giant impacts our lives in many ways. It delivers our groceries, entertains us with Prime Video, provides us health care with One Medical and Amazon Pharmacy, and plans to provide the planet with broadband internet. 
    Alan sits down with Amazon president and CEO Andy Jassy at Fortune’s annual Davos dinner to discuss all the above topics and more, including how generative AI will challenge and transform business, Jeff Bezos’s leadership, and the FTC’s antitrust case against the company. 

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    • 24 min
    Wisdom for Navigating the Year Ahead from Leadership Next

    Wisdom for Navigating the Year Ahead from Leadership Next

    A lot of tough decisions come your way when you’re a CEO – particularly in today’s world where there are no shortage of challenges. In Leadership Next's final episode of the season, hosts Alan Murray and Michal Lev-Ram look back at 2023, highlighting how some of their favorite guests from the year are navigating these challenges.
    Hear from LinkedIn co-founder and Greylock Partner Reid Hoffman on AI; Vicki Hollub of Occidental Petroleum on climate; CVS Health's Karen Lynch on women in leadership; and Ken Frazier of General Catalyst - plus former Merck CEO - on how to lead with purpose in an increasingly divided world.
    Also featured in this episode, CEO of Deloitte US, Jason Girzadas.

    • 19 min
    Meet the World's First Minister of State for AI

    Meet the World's First Minister of State for AI

    As business continues to search for ways to harness the incredible power of AI, it's becoming more clear than ever before that the technology requires some level of regulation. But how much is too much? How do you design laws for something that's evolving so quickly? And what happens if you get it wrong? In an effort to get these questions right, the United Arab Emirates created the world's first government position solely dedicated to AI. The goals for this role extend far beyond regulation however, as we hear in this episode of Leadership Next.
    Host Alan Murray sits down with His Excellency Omar Al Olama, Minister of State for Artificial Intelligence for the UAE. In addition to talking about his job responsibilities, His Excellency explains why he believes the UAE can become a major player in the global AI ecosystem and he describes his goals for the country's University of Artificial Intelligence.
    Also in this episode, hear from the woman who is President Biden's key advisor on AI-related topics, Arati Prabhakar. She’s Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy - and perhaps the closest thing the U.S. has to a Minister of AI.

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
95 Ratings

95 Ratings

MovieJ24 ,

Great insight

I am liking the podcast’s format and its content so far. I specifically like how Alan Murray invites leading figures in the business world to the episode in order to get their different perpsectives on the topic. I also appreciate how the episodes are not long. However ,there are better episodes than others. As a suggestion, you may include a few questions from listeners on the topic at hand so that they get answered in the podcast.

Keep the podcasts coming...

Czar One ,

A veritable companion

I find this podcast continually fascinating by your choice of guests and their pivotal view of business, and what business should do WITH society. I think you are onto a major mindshift on the purpose of business.

Constance Hubbell ,

Dynamic Team , Highly Entertaining, Superior Insights

Co-hosts Alan Murray and Ellen McGirt have extraordinary chemistry as co-hosts. They do a fabulous job interviewing iconic CEOs and newsmakers. With each new episode, I learn something new. You will too.

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