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Airing on Monday, March 30, 2015: A number of CEOs are making a stand on Indiana and pulling out of potentially lucrative deals there. Tim Cook of Apple planted a flag in an op-ed today. This has raised the ire of conservative shareholders, but these CEOs appear unfazed. They appear to be taking a leaf out of the activist shareholder book, standing on principle and behaving like activist CEOs, regardless of the short-term cost. What is it that makes a CEO an activist? What are the risks of being an activist? And what is it that makes them so confident? Plus, we look at why Lufthansa may be vulnerable to unlimited liability in the crash of its Germanwings airliner, and what unlimited liability in the death of 150 people can mean to an airline. Also, Rhodes scholarships are coming to China. The prestigious grant program that sends promising students to the University of Oxford wants to cultivate a more diverse crop of young people. Selecting college students in China is expected to be the first step in a process that could eventually include Brazil, Russia, Israel and much of the developing world. How will this help the organization financially and benefit the students from these countries?


Segments From this episode

I've Always Wondered ...

Where do hotels buy their art?

by Stan Alcorn Mar 30, 2015
Most buy images that fit within design requirements. But the options are endless.

The risks of being an activist CEO

by Sabri Ben-Achour Mar 30, 2015
Apple's Tim Cook planted a flag on gay rights on Monday, raising the ire of some shareholders.

How do airlines compensate for a plane crash?

by Adam Allington Mar 30, 2015
Lufthansa may be vulnerable to unlimited liability, but not punitive damages
Final Note

NBC announces 'The Wiz' as its next musical

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 30, 2015
Loved NBC's "Peter Pan?" You're in luck.

When foreclosure cases drag on for years

by Kai Ryssdal Mar 30, 2015
Homeowners may find themselves living mortgage-free for life

Franchising pies without losing the secret ingredient

by Kai Ryssdal and Bridget Bodnar Mar 30, 2015
LA chain the Pie Hole wrestles with expanding while remaining authentic.
Learning Curve

Rhodes Trust plans global scholarship expansion

by Sally Herships Mar 30, 2015
Chinese students are now able to apply for the prestigious program.

Music from the episode

Det haster! Casiokids
Homecoming - (Edited) Kanye West, Chris Martin

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