As a young man, Earvin "Magic" Johnson admired his father and other small-town entrepreneurs who created jobs and served as leaders in his Midwestern community. He worked for them, watched them, and his interest in building communities through economic development grew even while his basketball career flourished. His fame as an NBA star gave him access to some of the most successful business leaders in the country.
"A Short Interview On His Business Dealings"
The creator and producer of Emmy Award-winning television series All In the Family, Maude, Sanford and Son and The Jeffersons, Norman Lear is a pioneer of a genre of programming that addresses pressing social issues with unusual candor. He is the founder and chairman of Act III Communications, a multimedia holding company with interests in the recording, motion picture, broadcasting, publishing and licensing industries.
Jim Cramer, host of the popular CNBC show Mad Money, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and earned a law degree from Harvard. He later founded his own hedge fund, where he received record returns. In 1996, he co-founded TheStreet.com, a financial news, commentary, and information site, for which he serves as a senior columnist and markets commentator.
Jack Welch is the legendary former CEO of General Electric. His many books include the best seller Winning, written with his wife, Suzy. Suzy Welch is the former editor of the Harvard Business Review. She attended Harvard University and Harvard Business School and has written numerous articles about leadership, creativity, change and organizational behavior.
"Jack always hits home"
Is cyberterrorism the next great threat? Listen to a discussion with features Reuters editor-in-chief Stephen J. Adler, George Washington University’s Center for Cyber and Homeland Security Director Frank J. Cilluffo, Marc Gordon, Constitutional law scholar Michael McConnell, and Mike Sheehan.
Leonard Riggio is the chairman of Barnes & Noble, Inc., the world's largest bookseller. He is also the chairman and principal shareholder of several privately held companies, including Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, which serves more than 500 colleges and universities across the country. Starting with a single college bookstore in 1965, Riggio built one of the largest enterprises in the history of American retail.