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Reinventing a 170-year-old company

May 19, 2008
A.G. Lafley heads Procter & Gamble, the biggest consumer products company in the world, earning $82 billion a year. But eight years ago, it was a different story when he took the top spot. He talks about making changes to struggling brands.

Service comes first for Craigslist CEO

Apr 21, 2008
Craigslist.org, the largest provider of classified ads in any medium, charges for only about 6% of its 30 million new ads each month. CEO Jim Buckmaster talks about the company's business model.

CEO keeps growing new ventures

Feb 21, 2008
Some of the Internet economy's leading-edge companies were born at high-tech incubator Idealab. And then came the dot-com bust. Idealab survived but it's taken a new direction. Kai Ryssdal talks with CEO Bill Gross in Conversations From the Corner Office.

Looking to make a quick U turn

Jan 15, 2008
Ford Motor Co. shareholders are hoping CEO Alan Mulally can drive a turnaround that will halt the company's flood of red ink and declining market share. He talks with Kai Ryssdal about the challenges facing the automaker.
Posted In: Auto

Lighting a fire under the soup

Dec 17, 2007
In the late 90s, Campbell Soup sales were falling and the iconic American brand was losing market share. Doug Conant was brought in from Nabisco to turn things around as president and CEO. He spoke with Kai Ryssdal about studying hard to stay on top of his game.

Interview transcript: Meg Whitman

Nov 29, 2007
CONVERSATIONS FROM THE CORNER OFFICE: eBay President and CEO Meg Whitman.
Posted In: Meg Whitman

The economics of eBay, explained

Nov 29, 2007
Cyber Monday sales for eBay were expectedly strong, but how does CEO Meg Whitman feel about the rest of the year? Kai Ryssdal sat down with her recently and asked whether she was jittery about the current economy.
Posted In: Meg Whitman

Finding the sweet spot in giving

Oct 25, 2007
Reynold Levy, president of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, has shown mastery at tapping the resources of New York City to fund his nonprofit institution. He talks with host Kai Ryssdal in our Conversations From the Corner Office.
Posted In: New York

Leading through a period of trial

Sep 10, 2007
The biotechnology company Amgen produces two drugs for anemia that have earned the company billions of dollars. But new findings could result in strong warnings being placed on the drugs. Amgen CEO Kevin Sharer talked about his company's situation with Kai Ryssdal.
Posted In: Health

Driving toward larger market share

Aug 23, 2007
Earlier this month the Alamo and National rental car brands were sold to the number one company in the industry -- Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Enterprise is changing. Kai Ryssdal talked with its man in the driver's seat, Andrew Taylor.
Posted In: Auto, Travel

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