Max Levchin is one of Silicon Valley’s most iconic and serial entrepreneurs. He’s played a role in some of tech’s biggest successes from PayPal to Yahoo to Yelp. Today you can find him in his innovation lab tackling issues like fertility, healthcare and banking.
Dunkin Doughnuts is a $9 billion company with a sixty percent market share in doughnuts. How are they going to be more than just a doughnut shop and the place where you stop to get a quick cup of coffee? Learn how they are moving the company forward and breaking from their blue collar roots to appeal to a new generation and generate more traffic.
Crossfit has a growth rate of 70%, in 61 countries, with 50 new affiliates a week. How do they maintain that community identity that has sparked this movement while attempting to expand to a wider market?
How did Domino’s go from a brand with negative brand equity to a brand choice in the saturated market of food fast? It started with a $10 million plus brand reworking, starting with the product and its ingredients that resulted after executives listened to their consumers, who wanted a better product delivered.
A brand name that devotes memories of the 50’s, the 60’s, of a bygone era of luxury, a stumpy brand, a stale status symbol. Cadillac, saddled by a lot of baggage, were a bankrupt company located in the bankrupt city. Cadillac needs market share in an expanding luxury category, a category that has been dominated by a European Manufacturer. How long is it going to take Cadillac to be the lead car once again in the GM’s house of brands?
Find out how the Seattle Sounders are moving more tickets than any other team, doubling the attendance of the next best MLS team. Are they in a major tipping point? Are the kids that grew up on soccer finally a big enough audience to tap into? Find out how they are doing it and how they’re beating the odds filling an NFL stadium every single home game.
Arianna Huffington joins host Emily Chang on Bloomberg’s Studio to discuss The Sleep Revolution, and the future of media strategy.
Drew Faust, outgoing president of Harvard University, joins Bloomberg’s Emily Chang to discuss leading the prestigious university for over a decade, raising record-breaking amounts of capital, tackling thorny issues like immigration and same-sex social clubs, all while fighting to prove an Ivy League education is still worth the rapidly rising cost.
Kevin Systrom turned down a job from Mark Zuckerberg in college. Then in 2010 he launched Instagram as we know it. Today over half a billion on the planet use Instagram every month sharing more than 95 million photos and videos a day.
Jeff Weiner started his career with rises at Warner Brothers and Yahoo, before LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, approached him about joining the team at LinkedIn. Their partnership has been referred to as a match made in Silicon Valley Heaven.
In 1998, Larry Page and Sergey Brin set up their first office in her Menlo Park garage. Susan Wojcicki became employee number sixteen and went on to build the search engine’s critical advertising business. In 2006 she urged her bosses to buy a one-year-old video streaming site called YouTube for $1.65 billion.
Through interviews with friends, former colleagues and business associates, Bloomberg Game Changers reveals the many layers of the intensely private Steve Jobs – his style of leadership, management and creative process.
Follow the career of Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive officer of Facebook Inc. and one of the world’s youngest billionaires.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella joins host Emily Chang on Bloomberg Studio to discuss Microsoft, the cloud, and the broader tech industry.
What kind of person does it take to run operations for a platform like Facebook? Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg joins host Emily Chang on Bloomberg Studio to discuss Facebook’s company culture and leadership.
Apple CEO Tim Cook joins host Emily Chang on Bloomberg Studio to discuss the new HomePod speaker, Apple’s car ambitions, and the company’s relationship with the White House.
This program features interviews with Twitter Chairman Jack Dorsey; Mike Maples, founder and managing partner of venture capital firm Floodgate; Tim O’Reilly, founder and chief executive officer of O’Reilly Media; Om Malik, founder of GigaOM; Meg Hourihan, co-founder of Blogger.com; Ryan Singel, writer for Wired.com; and Lou Kerner, vice president of Equity Research covering social media and e-commerce, Wedbush Securities.
Follow Larry Ellison from his early days in Chicago through the founding of the multi-billion-dollar software company to his rise as the highest paid executive of the last decade with a total compensation of $1.84 billion.
Through interviews with friends, former colleagues and business associates, follow Jay-Z’s meteoric rise from the projects to business success, highlighting the unorthodox business style and entrepreneurial instincts that contribute to his creative genius.
Henry Kravis re-wrote the rules of leveraged buyouts; he and his cousin George Roberts now rule over an empire that dwarfs some of the world’s mightiest public corporations. Follow Kravis’ rise from his early days in ‘bootstrap’ acquisitions, through his role in the 1988 landmark LBO of RJR-Nabisco, to KKR’s IPO on the New York Stock Exchange.
Join Sergey Brin and Larry Page from their first meeting at Stanford to the new media mega-company on a collision course with old media businesses of newspapers, books, movies and television.
Meet Jon Stewart, from his New Jersey boyhood through the standard struggle of the stand-up comedian. This will shine a spotlight on his early television shows and movies, including rare video from his early career, to show his transformation into the dominant American commentator of our time.
Reed Hastings transformed the way we see movies and television – twice. In 1997, the California entrepreneur combined DVDs and the US Post Office to create Netflix. Eight years later, he reinvented the company with a new service, streaming movies and television shows directly through the internet.
Jeff Bezos didn’t just invent online shopping; he almost single-handedly turned it into a 34 billion dollar enterprise. An inventive risk-taker, Bezos has never shied away from challenges, investing huge amounts of capital in his ventures, often taking a hit before seeing profits soar.