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Mattel's Bob Eckert on running the world's biggest toy company

Feb 10, 2006
The toy industry's big trade show gets down to business in New York this weekend. Meanwhile, in our new series "Conversations from the Corner Office," Kai talks with Mattel's CEO Bob Eckert about the perks and responsibilities of running the world's biggest toymaker.

Southwest's Gary Kelly on the future of the airline business

Feb 2, 2006
Kai talks with Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly about his trip from CPA to CEO, and the future of the airline business.

Southwest's Gary Kelly on building a corporate culture

Jan 31, 2006
In the first installment of our new segment "Conversations from the Corner Office," Kai talks with Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly about building a corporate culture, and why the customer isn't necessarily always right.

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On January 8, 1964, LBJ used his first State of the Union Address to declare an unconditional war on poverty. He launched a legislative onslaught to create programs that enhanced the social safety net, and many of them survive today. But perhaps the most eloquent passage in his speech was this: “Unfortunately, many Americans live on the outskirts of hope--some because of their poverty, and some because of their color, and all too many because of both. Our task is to help replace their despair with opportunity.”