FORTUNE Unfiltered with Aaron Task

FORTUNE Unfiltered with Aaron Task

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From FORTUNE and Time Inc., home of iconic franchises like FORTUNE 500, comes an original weekly podcast series titled Fortune Unfiltered. Hosted by award-winning Digital Editor of FORTUNE, Aaron Task, FORTUNE Unfiltered features in-depth conversations with the brightest leaders in business today. Audiences will discover the personal journeys and the raw ambition behind the executives who are driven to greatness. These are the stories of how and why these important figures in business went from visionary to leader. FORTUNE Unfiltered: The Journey To Success: Untold and Unguarded.

Episodes

Tamara Ingram, CEO J. Walter Thompson  

Tamara Ingram began working at Saatchi Saatchi when she was 25 years old. By the second day on the job, she knew she wanted to be the CEO. And 10 years later, she was. Today, Ingram is the CEO of J Walter Thompson. She is successful, driven, and always believed she could do anything she wanted. Today, her management philosophy revolves around the idea that you have to be what you expect others to be. Listen to this week’s episode to learn about her passion for people, her passion for building business solutions, and how having honest conversations leads to success.

Jessica Herrin, CEO and Founder Stella & Dot  

Jessica Herrin’s greatest strength is her endless will to hustle. The CEO of Stella and Dot is driven by her passion to create flexible, entrepreneurial opportunities for women, and supporting small businesses. She sees how women are completely different than they were in the 1950s, and therefore, the traditional business models have changed. Listen to this week’s episode of Fortune Unfiltered to learn more about how she created a successful business at 24, how advice from a cab driver helped shape her path, and why she strives to be daring.

Julie Larson Green, Chief Experience Officer, Microsoft  

This week, Aaron Task speaks to Julie Larson Green, Chief Experience Officer at Microsoft

Paula Schneider, Former CEO American Apparel  

This week Aaron Task speaks with Paula Schneider

Elliot Weissbluth, CEO of HighTower  

This week Aaron Task speaks to Elliot Weissbluth, the CEO of HighTower

Bill McDermott, CEO of SAP  

One could say Bill McDermott is a natural born entrepreneur. When he was 11 years old, he turned his paper route into a multiple product course. When he was 16, he began working at a deli and soon owned the business. Today, McDermott is the CEO of SAP. He is no stranger to hard work, having grown up in a working class home. He has a unique optimistic spirit, and believes a person becomes a serious leader when they can control their mind and let their will supersede. Listen to this week’s episode to learn more about his rise to success and his admiration for work.

Phil McAlister, Director of Commercial Spaceflight Development NASA  

This week, Aaron Task speaks to Phil McAlister about the future of Commercial Spaceflight at NASA

Wayne Newton, Las Vegas Legend  

This week Aaron Task speaks to Las Vegas Legend, Wayne Newton

Scott O'Neil CEO for the NJ Devils, Philadelphia 76ers and Prudential Center  

This week Aaron Task speaks to the CEO of the NJ Devils, Philadelphia 76ers and the Prudential Center, Scott O'Neil

Stephanie Linnartz, Global Chief Commercial Officer Marriott International  

This week, Aaron Task speaks to Stephanie Linnartz, Global Chief Commercial Officer of Marriott International

Stacy Brown-Philpot, CEO of TaskRabbit  

Stacy Brown-Philpot is a girl from Detroit who is now the woman revolutionizing every day work as the CEO of TaskRabbit. After graduating from Wharton Business School, Brown-Philpot worked at Goldman Sachs, where she watched the dot-com bubble grow and pop. She saw the potential in tech, leading her to work at Google for 10 years. Listen to learn more about her business philosophy, what it’s like to work with Sheryl Sandberg, and why she never settles for ‘no.’

Tom Farley, President of the NYSE Group  

Tom Farley is the second youngest president of the New York Stock Exchange. He attributes his success to networking, his mentors, and above all, luck. In this week’s episode, he discusses how he tackles it all- from running the 200 year old institution, balancing time with his family, and how he and actor Hugh Jackman were the first members of New York City’s now trendiest gym, the DogPound .

Cathy Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte  

From FORTUNE and Time Inc., home of iconic franchises like FORTUNE 500, comes FORTUNE Unfiltered, an original weekly podcast series featuring in-depth conversations with the brightest leaders in business today. Audiences will discover the personal journeys and the raw ambition behind the executives who are driven to greatness. These are the stories of how and why these important figures in business went from visionary to leader. FORTUNE Unfiltered: Untold and Unguarded.

Jed Hughes, Vice Chairman Korn Ferry  

Jed Hughes is the Vice Chairman, Global Sector Leader, Sports at Korn Ferry and has distinguished himself as an expert in developing leaders. Hughes shares personal anecdotes about major sports figures and puts you right on the playing field. He uses his personal experiences – both failures and successes – as steps in his own personal assessment. During his UNFILTERED episode Hughes talks about a wide array of sports. He reflects on his experience with the NFL, the importance of networking, and how “you can’t let setbacks eliminate you”.

James Altucher, Entrepreneur and Best Selling Author  

This week, Aaron Task speaks to Entrepreneur and Best Selling Author James Altucher

Carla Harris, Vice Chair Wealth Management Morgan Stanley  

Carla Harris is not only the Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management and Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley, but also chairs the National Women’s Business Council, is a world-renowned gospel singer, and a published author. Her journey has been unique and inspiring. Listen now for her insights on relationships, risk-taking, and the importance of being authentic.

Tommy Motolla, Former Chairman of Sony Music Entertainment  

This week Aaron speaks with Former Chairman of Sony Music, Tommy Motolla. Tommy talks about the music industry, his history with Michael Jackson and his upcoming show A Bronx Tale.

Danny Meyer, CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group  

Danny Meyer was a disruptor before it was cool, and remains one today. From the opening of Union Square Cafe in 1985 through Shake Shack’s IPO in 2014 and beyond, Meyer’s restaurants have shaken up the industry’s norms. New York’s fine dining establishment didn’t really focus on customer service and restaurants generally didn’t offer their staff benefits before Meyer arrived on the scene. Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group continued to push boundaries of American dining by eliminating tipping from the Michelin-starred The Modern in late 2015, with plans to extend it to all 13 of its restaurants over time. And starting in 2017, the firm will offer paid parental leave to its full-time restaurant workers, extending a benefits package rarely seen in the industry that has long-included health insurance, life insurance and a matching 401(k) plan. Meyer’s personal background makes him an unlikely revolutionary but it’s clear he’s become one of the most important American restaurateurs of the past 30 years because of a relentless focus on the dining experience for everyone in the restaurant, from customers to employees to suppliers and everyone in between.

Dave Brandon, CEO of Toys R Us and Chairman of Domino's Pizza  

Dave Brandon is the CEO of Toys "R" Us and Chairman of the Board of Domino's Pizza, which make him a supercool grandpa — and one of the most successful businessmen in the consumer space. Brandon was CEO when Domino’s went public in 2004, the largest IPO in restaurant history, and was brought in to run Toys “R” Us by Bain Capital presumably to do the same for the toy store chain. If that happens—and speculation is 2017 may be the year—Brandon would be a rare CEO to oversee three IPOs, having also taken Valassis Communications public in the early 1990. But Brandon has suffered his share of setbacks too. In between Domino’s IPO and running Toys “R” Us, he was the Athletic Director at his alma mater, the University of Michigan from 2010 to 2014. Brandon’s tenure was marred by controversy and even student protest. So does Brandon have any regrets? Listen to this episode of Fortune Unfiltered to find out.

Maverick Carter, CEO SpringHill Entertainment & UNINTERRUPTED  

Maverick Carter is best known as LeBron James’ childhood friend and agent, and claims “I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious,” to borrowing a phrase from Albert Einstein. But to overlook him as “just” James’ trusted confidante underestimates Carter’s abilities as a businessman, sports marketer and media executive. Carter is CEO SpringHill Entertainment, which signed a content deal with Warner Brothers in 2015, and CEO and co-founder (with James) of Uninterrupted, a platform for first-person athlete stories hosted on Bleacher Report. In this episode of Fortune Unfiltered, Carter relieves some of his career highlights, including negotiation James’ rumored $1 billion-plus lifetime deal with Nike, and his role helping put Beats Music on the map in the years prior to its acquisition by Apple in 2014. We also discuss going from “The Decision” special — which was widely criticized— to seeing LeBron bring a championship to Cleveland for the first time since 1964, what he learned from his grandmother, who ran a gambling parlor, working (briefly) with Johnny Manziel, what he considers “the worst thing” in business, and what’s next for him and James. “I feel like we’re just getting started...just getting started,” he says. “We’ve got a long way to go.”

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