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Sherry Lansing, former CEO of Paramount, reflects on her career in show business

For a good long while, Sherry Lansing was the highest-ranking woman in the entertainment industry, both as the head of production at 20th Century Fox and then later as the CEO of Paramount. Under her tenure, Paramount saw huge success with "Forrest Gump," "Braveheart," "Titanic," "Saving Private Ryan" and the launch of the "Mission: Impossible" franchise.
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Why aren't there more female CEOs?

There weren't many female CEOs in 1994 when Ann Drake took over running DSC Logistics. In an interview with Marketplace host, Kai Ryssdal, she explains why she signed on to Paradigm for Parity, a coalition of CEOs who want to help get more women hired in corporate leadership.  Subscribe to the Corner Office podcast on iTunes.
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Bill Ackman and the "honor" of activist investing

Bill Ackman is the CEO of Pershing Square Capital Management, but the companies he's probably most associated with are the ones he's investing in. As an activist investor, Ackman is known for buying a chunk of a company as a way to make changes to the company's board and the way the company's run. He's done versions of this at Target, JCPenney and Herbalife. His most recent project is ADP, the payroll processing company.
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A new podcast: Corner Office from Marketplace

Imagine this.  You get Jack Dorsey – yeah, that Jack Dorsey, the guy from Twitter and Square – in front of a microphone for half an hour, but you can only fit five or six minutes on the radio. Or Dick Glover, who runs Funny or Die — same deal. Marketplace is only half an hour on the radio, and there’s lots of stuff to get in there. I’m pretty sure that’s why podcasts were invented — so we could take all the great content we couldn’t fit on the air, and share it with you.So we’re launching a new podcast today: Corner Office from Marketplace.
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Atom Factory's Troy Carter: 'Music sells everything but music'

Troy Carter is one of the biggest names in the music biz. He's perhaps most famous for helping to break Lady Gaga, but he's also behind the success of Eve, Meghan Trainor and John Legend, just to name a few. He is the founder and CEO of Atom Factory, a full-service talent management agency that has become famous for utilizing technology and social media. West Philadelphia born and raisedCarter's childhood was tough.
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Full Interview: EA CEO on video games, what's in your fridge, and One Cheesy Mofo

Electronic Arts or EA is the company behind video games such as FIFA, Madden, and Battlefield. Its CEO, Andrew Wilson, talks to Marketplace host, Kai Ryssdal, about e-sports, the multi-screen nature of gaming, and using fans to test games before they're released.  Click the audio player above or subscribe to the Corner Office podcast to listen to the full interview.
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Inside three very different small businesses in Los Angeles

We're doing something a little different with the Corner Office podcast this week and sharing interviews with three small business owners, all located in Los Angeles. You're about to hear from a married couple who had a dream to open an ice cream shop, the CEO of a small manufacturing company making doors and windows, and the woman who returned to her hometown to start a tire recycling facility.  This episode was also produced by Daisy Palacios and Robert Garrova. Subscribe to the Corner Office podcast on iTunes.
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Hudson Jeans CEO Peter Kim is keeping an eye on Trump's policies

Peter Kim's first introduction to the garment industry came after a panicked phone call from his dad during spring break, when Kim was a student at the University of Southern California. The family business was in trouble and Kim needed to help get it back on track. Now, Kim runs a premium denim company he founded, Hudson Jeans. It's based in Los Angeles but the denim comes from Italy and Turkey while much of the manufacturing is now done in Mexico. Kim's paying close attention to what President Donald Trump does next on trade.  Subscribe to the Corner Office podcast on iTunes.
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