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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.

    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
    Andy Hunter: The Unexpected Upside

    Andy Hunter: The Unexpected Upside

    An online book selling platform has earned over $1.6 million for its network of indie book stores since the pandemic started, eating into Amazon’s business. The CEO of Bookshop.org Andy Hunter talks about his unique business model, tells us why books saved his life and why he welcomes a David vs Goliath story.

    • 27 min
    Kevin Rudd: A Prime Minister Reflects

    Kevin Rudd: A Prime Minister Reflects

    The 26th Prime Minister of Australia, usually based in New York, is enjoying a few months at home, close to the Queensland farm he grew up on. Now the head of a global think tank, Kevin Rudd reflects on a childhood spent in a rural community, discusses the highs and lows of his political career and reveals how he reduced US President Barack Obama to tears of laughter.

    • 33 min
    Bob Greenblatt: Do What No One Else is Doing

    Bob Greenblatt: Do What No One Else is Doing

    A young boy who grew up in the middle of corn fields dreamed of belonging to the razzle dazzle world of entertainment. Currently the Chairman of Warner Media Entertainment, Bob Greenblatt is the kingmaker behind some of America’s most successful and wildly popular TV hits. In this episode, Bob talks about his guiding business philosophy, being openly gay, why diversity matters and playing the piano for Dolly Parton. And he plays for us too.

    • 26 min
    Kevin Sneader: Demystifying McKinsey

    Kevin Sneader: Demystifying McKinsey

    If it wasn’t for his job working at a student union bar, Kevin Sneader may never have landed one at the most powerful management consulting firm in the world. Now the Global Managing Partner, he tells us how he’s steering McKinsey & Company through the crisis, how his wife has shaped his views on equality, the deep influence of his Scottish heritage and what makes him grumpy.

    • 43 min
    Pieter Elbers: The Crisis of a Century

    Pieter Elbers: The Crisis of a Century

    The CEO of a 100-year-old airline on navigating it through its worst crisis yet. From his early days supervising cargo loading to his current position as chief executive of the Dutch flag carrier KLM, Pieter Elbers opens up about his leadership style, army training, having royalty on his staff and being true to oneself.

    • 31 min

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