Corner Office from MarketplaceAuthor: American Public Media
17 Nov 2018

Corner Office from Marketplace

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    AEG CEO says the company is recession resistant

    AEG is an international sports and entertainment company. It owns and operates, or is affiliated with, more than 120 of the world's biggest venues and entertainment districts, such as the O2 Arena in London, Mercedes-Platz in Berlin, the Barclays Center and PlayStation Theater in New York, and the Staples Center and L.A. Live in Los Angeles. We went out to L.A. Live, a sports and entertainment district that is about a mile and a half away from Marketplace headquarters, to talk to Dan Beckerman, the president and CEO of AEG. While there, he gave us a tour of the Staples Center which is home to Los Angeles basketball teams the Clippers, the Lakers, and the Sparks, as well as the National Hockey League’s Los Angeles Kings. 

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  • Posted on 14 Nov 2018

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    Kaiser Permanente's CEO on the evolution of health care

    It’s open enrollment time for health care plans, so we're talking to Bernard Tyson, CEO of Kaiser Permanente, one of the country’s largest health care and hospital organizations. He sat down with us to explain the dilemma of health insurance costs and what patients are getting with their coverage. “There are two parts to the affordability that I think about all the time, Tyson said. The affordability of coverage and the affordability of care. Those are two very different things.”  


  • Posted on 07 Nov 2018

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    Why Charles Schwab's CEO strives for “less revenue per dollar.”

    At the dawn of the financial crisis, Walt Bettinger took over as president and CEO of Charles Schwab from the company's founder and namesake. "It was an intense period. At that point in time, your actions weren't likely to change the trajectory of your company," Bettinger said. But under his leadership, he did change one of America's largest banks, taking it to an even larger scale. With millions of new accounts holding trillions of dollars, the company has seen record growth and earnings. He sat down with us to explain why, despite this growth, his company makes less profit off every dollar invested than its competitors — and why he takes pride in that.

     

     

     

     


  • Posted on 31 Oct 2018

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    Why RuPaul is the 'Queen of Queens'

    It's hard to think about about the term "drag queen" and not think of RuPaul. He is probably best known for hosting "RuPaul's Drag Race" (for which he's won three Emmys, including this year's award for best reality TV competition), but he's also created an industry out of the drag world, which he's been a part of for over three decades. "I've earned the right to say I am definitely the Queen of Queens," RuPaul said. "I'm the most famous drag queen in the world. I'm the most famous drag queen ever in the history of humans on this planet."


  • Posted on 23 Oct 2018

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    The RealReal CEO Julie Wainwright isn't afraid of growing too fast

    Would you buy a used luxury brand handbag? Maybe a watch or some shoes? Think Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, to name just a few. Julie Wainwright, CEO of The RealReal, knows pre-owned luxury goods are a big market, which led her to start her company. “We should be over a billion [dollars in sales] next year if we do our job right,” Wainwright told us during a tour of her e-commerce center in Secaucus, New Jersey.

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  • Posted on 17 Oct 2018

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