Boss Files with Poppy Harlow

Boss Files with Poppy Harlow

CNN's Poppy Harlow explores the journeys of business and global leaders. In-depth interviews with leadership advice from entrepreneurs, CEOs and innovators about what it takes to rise to the top.

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October 12, 2020 55 min
YouTube has been navigating a giant, uncharted problem: What do you when some of the videos on your site contain harmful misinformation? Confronting this problem has become even more pressing as the US moves toward the presidential election, and as Americans turn to YouTube for public health guidance throughout the pandemic.  CEO Susan Wojcicki explains what measures YouTube is taking to meet the challenge.   To learn more about h...
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3M is a multibillion-dollar manufacturing company best known for products like Scotch Tape and Post-It Notes. But over the last six months, they have been in the spotlight as the largest maker of N95 respirator masks, which are crucial for preventing the spread of Covid-19. 3M Chairman and CEO Mike Roman discusses his company’s strategy for meeting this new global demand and how they are planning for the future. To learn more abou...
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As the coronavirus pandemic ravages the airline industry, Delta CEO Ed Bastian says he is leading the company through a defining moment. He opens up about how Delta is navigating the crisis, mandating masks on all flights and blocking middle seats. He also pledges as CEO to stand against racism and is committed to promoting more African-American executives throughout the company. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. To learn more about...
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June 11, 2020 32 min
Airbnb Co-Founder and CEO Brian Chesky is no stranger to leading a company through a crisis. He launched the vacation rental company in 2008 during the middle of a global recession, and now he is guiding it through a decimated travel sector due to the coronavirus pandemic. He opens up about Airbnb's response to Covid-19, how it has impacted the company and where they can go from here. To learn more about how CNN protects liste...
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Salesforce Founder and CEO Marc Benioff is calling for a more compassionate capitalism amid Covid-19. He feels CEOs and businesses have the responsibility to think about all of their stakeholders, not just their shareholders. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
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How do you date during a global pandemic? Whitney Wolfe Herd, the founder and CEO of the dating app Bumble, says her company is helping their users answer that question and find connection from a distance. She talks about how this pandemic may permanently change the way people date, and how Bumble is positioning itself in a competitive market for dating services. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com...
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Arlan Hamilton, Managing Partner and Founder of Backstage Capital, knows what it's like to start a business in the face of extreme adversity. Before she founded her venture capital fund five years ago, she was living on food stamps and sleeping in airports. She's focused on investing in underrepresented entrepreneurs - women, people of color, and LGBTQ founders - and is finding inventive ways to support the companies in her...
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April 23, 2020 34 min
Cleveland Cavaliers player and five-time NBA all-star Kevin Love opens up about what he calls "the pandemic nobody is talking about" - mental health. He shares his personal struggles with anxiety and depression and why he is motivated to talk more openly about mental health, especially during the coronavirus pandemic when people are isolated from one another. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn...
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April 16, 2020 22 min
For years, Bill and Melinda Gates have been warning about the threat of a global pandemic. Now they are fighting as hard as they can to save lives as the world struggles to combat Covid-19. The Gates Foundation is making billions of dollars available, in part to develop eight different vaccines, hoping to find one that works. In an exclusive interview, Melinda warns of the impact the coronavirus has on the most vulnerable communiti...
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As the coronavirus pandemic has forced schools across the country to close, educators have scrambled to get their curriculum and their students online. Joe Holland, CEO of Teachers Pay Teachers, and Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, talk about how their organizations are supporting teachers, students, and parents during the coronavirus, and the particular challenges that students from lower socio-economic backgroun...
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Coronavirus poses a higher risk for America's most vulnerable and nonprofit leaders are trying to help - including pregnant women and mothers with newborns, millions of people living in poverty, and children who depend on free meals from school. Christy Turlington Burns of Every Mother Counts, Wes Moore of the Robin Hood Foundation and Lauren Bush Lauren of FEED discuss the biggest challenges they face and what their organizati...
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Americans are alarmed by empty grocery shelves, but Land O'Lakes President and CEO Beth Ford expresses confidence in the nation's food supply chain and farmers. She recognizes challenges with distribution as states are enforcing stay-at-home orders and there is a surging food demand during the coronavirus outbreak. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
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As restaurants across the country are being ordered to shut down, large and small-business owners in the restaurant industry are trying to determine how they can sustain themselves during this time and what it means for their many employees who are suddenly out of work. Together, Chef Thomas Keller of the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group and Danny Meyer of Union Square Hospitality Group share how they are handling the crisis, establi...
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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says her company is responding quickly to the challenges presented by the outbreak of COVID-19. She says Facebook is finding and removing false information about the virus from the platform, and that they are continuing to pay employees and contractors to ease their financial stresses during this period of uncertainty. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy
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Cathy Engelbert left her job as CEO of Deloitte to become the first Commissioner of the WNBA. In her first year on the job, she's been able to negotiate a new contract for the players and is focused on making the league profitable. She also recounts her meeting with Kobe Bryant when she first took the job and all he meant to women in basketball. Produced by Haley Draznin, Zachary St Louis, Raj Makhija, CNN. To learn more about...
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February 17, 2020 48 min
Lime CEO Brad Bao has scaled the e-scooter company into a multibillion dollar business, but that hasn't come without challenges and concerns around safety, infrastructure and the environment. He opens up about lessons learned in his career, how his upbringing in China inspired his entrepreneurship, and why he wants to get more women in leadership positions and on the board. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. To learn more about h...
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**A live CNN podcast recording with Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer and CEO Randy Garutti** Danny Meyer, founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, is known for New York City institutions like Union Square Café and Gramercy Tavern. In 2001, he founded Shake Shack in a park by accident and CEO Randy Garutti helped bring the company public in 2014. They are focused on creating an inclusive culture with wages, equality, four-d...
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Fashion designer Eileen Fisher launched her clothing brand in the 1980s with just $350 and has grown it into a $400 million company. She opens up about her decision to keep the company private and let her employees own nearly half of it. She shares her journey as a female founder and CEO, explains why she meditates every morning and discusses the importance of CEOs speaking out on social issues. She also gives her advice to working...
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December 16, 2019 60 min
Carly Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard and 2016 Republican Presidential Candidate, says she is not afraid of anything anymore. She has faced discrimination, survived breast cancer and lived through the unimaginable loss of a child. She shares the leadership lessons she has learned from the c-suite to the debate stage, and what she thinks of the current political climate, impeaching President Trump and the state of the Republi...
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Ben Horowitz, co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, is out with a new book on company culture "What You Do is Who You Are: How to Create Your Business Culture." He discusses how lessons learned from unexpected leaders can transform business, weighs in on workplace culture at Lyft, Uber and WeWork, and defends Facebook as it faces scrutiny from lawmakers. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN. To learn more about how CNN protects lis...
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