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Chronicle Books is the quirky publisher that made a big bet on retail

You've seen Chronicle Books whether you know it or not — they often pop up at unexpected retail outlets, like Sur La Table and Urban Outfitters. Tyrrell Mahoney is the newly appointed president of the company, but she's been with it for nearly two decades. She talks to host Kai Ryssdal about Chronicle Books' complicated relationship with Amazon, Grumpy Cat and the need for speed, and the flip side of selling your merchandise outside of a bookstore.  Subscribe to the Corner Office podcast on Apple Podcasts.

Getting more women into coding, one girl at a time

Reshma Saujani founded Girls Who Code after running for Congress ... and losing. During her campaign, she toured a number of computer science classrooms and was puzzled at how rare it was to find women taking those courses. So she launched Girls Who Code, a nonprofit that introduces middle school and high school-aged girls to coding through after school clubs and summer programs.

Full Interview: Minions Boss on failure and success

If you've heard of the "Minions" (and by now, we'll assume you have), you're familiar with the work of Chris Meledandri and his company, Illumination Entertainment. Universal Pictures, which owns Illumination, purchased DreamWorks recently. This means Meledandri now has creative oversight of  both operations and all their offerings.In this interview from the Marketplace archive, Meledandri talks to host Kai Ryssdal about $100 million failures, and billion dollar successes.Click the audio player above or subscribe to the Corner Office podcast to listen to the full inte