The Punchline

If the shoe fits… Play our new matching game!

Matt Berger Aug 20, 2010

Can you fill these executive shoes? Play our new brain game and match the executive to his or her footwear. Play now.

The CEO of mega online shoe seller Zappos.com joined Kai Ryssdal for an interview today on Marketplace as part of our Conversations From the Corner Office series, a regular segment that features one-on-one interviews with leading executives and business leaders.

Kai and producer Stephen Gregory traveled to Las Vegas last week to tour the company’s operations and met with Tony Hsieh, the young CEO who runs Zappos.com.

As a result, we’ve had shoes on the brain around here for a few weeks. So we decided to have a little fun and develop a new brain game for Marketplace.org. We’re introducing it today with two installments called Executive Shoe Match, available in his and her versions that feature a collection of leading power brokers and business tycoons. Your challenge is to match the executive to the shoes.

PLAY THE EXECUTIVE SHOE MATCH

If you’re anything like us, you enjoy a fun distraction from your otherwise hectic work day. So we’ll be rolling out new installments of our brain game to go along with future Marketplace stories. We’re already busy thinking up new themes. How about match the stock market ticker to the company logo? The college logo to the world leader? If you have an idea, let us know. We’re always looking for more daily distractions.

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