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CEO Radio

CEO Radio

Ray Hoffman interviews CEOs about their business practices. Learn what it takes to be at the top of your business game!

  • Tuesday, November 29th
  • Having the Right Approach

    01:02
    How do you tell the CEO "you're wrong"? Former Trex CFO, now CEO, Jim Cline knows how. CEO Radio, part 2...
  • Monday, November 28th
  • A Perfect Tandem

    01:03
    For every great CEO there's a great leadership team. And former CEO Ron Kaplan might not have been able to turn around the Trex Company without bringing in Jim Cline as CFO. CEO Radio, part 1...
  • Controlling The Situation

    15:38
    Trex is one of the great manufacturing turnarounds of recent years. Here's the first part of Ray Hoffman's CEO Radio conversation with former CFO, now CEO, Jim Cline...
  • Friday, November 25th
  • Standing With Giants

    01:00
    Again in 2016, Goodwill is rated the number one brand in the world, ahead of even Amazon and Google. CEO Jim Gibbons says part of the reason for that has to do with the way Goodwill is structured. Not as a monolith. CEO Radio, part 5...
  • Thursday, November 24th
  • Identifying Your Brand

    01:02
    Sometimes a CEO transforms an organization, sometimes an organization transforms the CEO. Jim Gibbons on CEO Radio, part 3...
  • Wednesday, November 23rd
  • The Hat Trick

    00:59
    Sometimes a CEO transforms an organization, sometimes an organization transforms the CEO. Jim Gibbons on CEO Radio, part 3...
  • Tuesday, November 22nd
  • Second Time's a Charm

    01:02
    Who says "there are no second acts" at Harvard Business School? Goodwill's Jim Gibbons would beg to disagree. CEO Radio, part 2...
  • Monday, November 21st
  • Credit Goes to Mom & Dad

    01:02
    In making a special CEO, special parents may be required. As in the case of Goodwill Industries International's Jim Gibbons. CEO Radio, part 1...
  • Friday, November 18th
  • Challenging Goals

    01:01
    As long as Facebook keeps growing, Ric Calvillo's company, Nanigans can keep growing. CEO Radio, part 5...
  • Thursday, November 17th
  • Always Need a Backup Plan

    01:02
    If at first you don't succeed, pivot, pivot, pivot! Ric Calvillo on CEO Radio, part 4...
  • Wednesday, November 16th
  • Still Playing Games

    01:00
    Sometimes, after identifying a trend, a good entrepreneur needs to find the niche within the trend. Ric Calvillo on CEO Radio, part 3...
  • Tuesday, November 15th
  • Striking Gold Twice?

    01:01
    A single success under your belt can make you a bankable commofdity in the eyes of venture capitalists. Ric Calvillo on CEO Radio, part 2..
  • Monday, November 14th
  • Times are No Longer Tight

    01:02
    Just because a few young tech CEOs have become billionaires, don't think it's ever easy in tech. Ric Calvillo of Nanigan's on CEO Radio, part 1...
  • Friday, November 11th
  • Cooperation Amongst Friends

    01:02
    There's a special bond between the men and women who have been inducted into the Entrepreneur Hall of Fame at Seton Hall. One of this year's inductees learned how deep it goes when he needed a roof for the community center he was building. CEO Radio, part 9...
  • Thursday, November 10th
  • Help from a Cop

    01:03
    In this year of urban violence, social entrepreneur Jerry Walker has some definite thoughts about how to bring police departments closer to the communities. CEO Radio, part 8....
  • Wednesday, November 9th
  • It Takes a Village to Build a Dream

    01:01
    Seton Hall Entrepreneur Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Walker's dream of a neighborhood basketball-and-learning center took 12 years to build. And once private investors (and his fellow Seton Hall alums) saw the city was behind it, they got behind it. CEO Radio, part 7...
  • Tuesday, November 8th
  • Walker Dollars

    01:02
    Incentive economics work. Ask the CEO of Team Walker, former Seton Hall basketball star Jerry Walker. CEO Radio, part 6...
  • Monday, November 7th
  • Lessons Learned Across the Globe

    01:02
    Though he didn't stick in the NBA, Jerry Walker still carved out a career playing professional basketball, around the world...and the lessons learned came back him to Jersey City. CEO Radio, part 5...
  • Worth The Wait

    20:15
    It took 12 years to raise the funding, but today Seton Hall Entrepreneur Hall of Fame member Jerry Walker has a 10,000-square foot communnity center in Jersey City..and he's looking to expand. Here's the second part of his CEO Radio conversation with Ray Hoffman...
  • Thursday, November 3rd
  • Still Learing from his Longtime Coach

    01:02
    P.J. Carlesimo says the best team he coached in his 13 years at Seton Hall was the 1993 team in which Jerry Walker played such a key role. And Jerry Walker learned a lot from P.J. Carlesimo. CEO Radio, part 4...
  • Wednesday, November 2nd
  • He Won't Need That Many Tickets

    01:02
    It isn't the Hall of Fame that Jerry Walker was shooting for. But as the former Seton Hall basketball star puts it, "God works in mysterious ways." CEO Radio, part three...
  • Tuesday, November 1st
  • A GM in Training

    00:58
    It should be no surprise that Jerry Walker has built an extraordinary social service firm, Team Walker. After all, it's in his DNA. CEO Radio, part two...
  • Monday, October 31st
  • Sharing Opportunities

    01:00
    20 years ago, Team Walker was just a neighborhood after-school basketball program. Today, what former Seton Hall basketball star Jerry Walker has built is much, much more. CEO Radio, part one.
  • Two Decades to Build a Team

    20:18
    For Seton Hall Entrepreneur of the Year Jerry Walker, it's been a 20-year journey building a "team." Here's the first part of his CEO Radio conversation with Ray Hoffman.
  • Thursday, October 27th
  • Important Steps

    01:03
    Can a stairway be a building block to a richer corporate culture? Datto's Austin McChord says yes. CEO Radio, part 9...
  • Wednesday, October 26th
  • Early Struggles

    01:02
    Over the last few years it's been one of the fastest growing small companies in America. But CEO Austin McChord hasn't forgotten how his company nearly went under...on a regular basis. CEO Radio, part 8...
  • Tuesday, October 25th
  • Down to His Last Strike

    16:25
    He was just out of college, starting his first business. His first two strategies failed. Good thing Austin McChord had one last idea. CEO Radio, part 7....
  • "Broker Than Broke"

    01:01
    How did Datto grow into a company with a one-billion-dollar valuation? Well, it took a lot of credit card debt, for one thing. Here's the second half of Ray Hoffman's CEO Radio conversation with Datto CEO Austin McChord... pt 7
  • Monday, October 24th
  • Nothing To Lose

    01:01
    With no more money to lose -because he had none- and a flegling business being run out of his father's garage, Austin McChord was right where he needed to be. CEO Radio, part 6..
  • Friday, October 21st
  • Making His Mark at the Dump

    01:02
    Austin McChord never doubted that he could build the cloud-based data recovery system that turned Datto into a company with a billion dollar valuation. After all, he's been building things since he was a kid in Newtown, Connecticut. CEO Radio, part 5....
  • Thursday, October 20th
  • Making Repairs at an Early Age

    01:03
    He designed his own hybrid-cloud data recovery system. And Austin McChord came by it naturally. Or so it would seem. CEO Radio, part 4...
  • Wednesday, October 19th
  • A Perfect Storm

    01:02
    For a young company offering data recovery services, Hurricane Sandy was the perfect storm...and perfect test. CEO Radio, part 3...
  • Tuesday, October 18th
  • Fighting Against Cyber Ransom

    01:02
    Why pay ransom to cyber-criminal gangs? Datto's Austin McChord says he has an alternative. CEO Radio, part 2...
  • Monday, October 17th
  • Ransomware

    01:02
    It isn't talked about as much as some other cybercrimes, but ransomware has become a billion-dollar threat to US businesses. Austin McChord's company, Datto, is on the front line of the defense. CEO Radio, part one...
  • Friday, October 14th
  • Constant Learning

    01:03
    Why did United Airlines and Delta fail with their spinoff carriers, Ted and Song (remember them?), when JetBlue succeeded? Why do so many companies have competitors running rings around them? Bill Taylor says it all has to do with the paradox of expertise. CEO Radio, part 10...
  • Thursday, October 13th
  • You Too Can be Like Us

    01:02
    In the US, the big cartoonish figure on the back of the bus is known as One Buck Chuck. In Britain, he's One Quid Sid. By either name, he's the mascot for a revolution in the bus business. Bill Taylor on CEO Radio, part 9...
  • Tuesday, October 11th
  • Hi-Tech Bus Travel

    01:01
    Imagine a bus line being as dynamic and forward-thinking in its own way as a tech company. That's why Fast Company co-founder Bill Taylor had to find out about Megabus. CEO Radio, part 8...
  • Boring is Bad for Business

    01:03
    Why did Bill Taylor write his latest book, Simply Brilliant? Because the most ordinary companies can be simply brilliant, with some imagination. CEO Radio, part 7...
  • Monday, October 10th
  • Fast Company Co-Founder Bill Taylor

    01:02
    At one of the fastest growing financial firms in the US, part of building a corporate culture involves speaking a different language. Fast Company co-founder Bill Taylor on CEO Radio, part six...
  • The Imoportance of Business "ism's"

    15:54
    There are so many examples...from Quicken Loans to Megabus to Zappo's to WD-40. Companies that do imaginative, creative things in the most mundane industries. Here's the second half of William C. Taylor's conversation on CEO Radio with Ray Hoffman...
  • Friday, October 7th
  • The Key is Training

    01:02
    How does a small burger chain win a Malcolm Baldridge National Quality Award? With a lot of thought and a lot of training. CEO Radio, part 5...
  • Thursday, October 6th
  • A Prescription for Perfection

    01:03
    Most of us have never eaten there, but the fast-food industry is well aware of the 28-store Appalachian burger chain, Pal's. Fast Company co-founder Bill Taylor took a trip to Tennessee to find out about it. CEO Radio, part 4...
  • Wednesday, October 5th
  • Extraoridinary Companies in Ordinary Places

    01:02
    What separates an extraordinary company from all the others in a given industry? Fast Company co-founder Bill Taylor says in many cases, it's an intellectual approach which encourages new ideas. CEO Radio, part 3...
  • Tuesday, October 4th
  • Picking & Choosing

    01:03
    The old "Pick one from Column A, pick one from column B" routine. It worked great for the most important business publication to come out of the 1990s. Fast Company co-founder Bill Taylor on CEO Radio, part 2...
  • Monday, October 3rd
  • Perfect Timing

    01:01
    Why did Fast Company succeed as a business magazine? Co-founder Bill Taylor says it's because the timing was so right. CEO Radio, part 1...
  • Mixing Ivy League & Rock-N-Roll

    17:00
    You don't have to be in Silicon Valley, or even in technology, to have a cutting-edge company. In his new book, "Simply Brilliant," William C. Taylor shows how "cutting-edge" can apply just as much to a bus company or a janitorial service firm as a hot internet startup. Here's the first part of Ray Hoffman's CEO Radio conversation with Bill Taylor.
  • Friday, September 30th
  • A Father's Best Work

    01:01
    So, 13 years after getting the "special medicine" that saved their lives, where are Megan and Patrick Crowley now? John Crowley on CEO Radio, part 10...
  • Thursday, September 29th
  • After Many Years A Dream Comes Trues

    01:02
    He drove the development of the medicine that saved the lives of two of his children in near-record time, but over time John Crowley has learned that most medical miracles take a bit longer. CEO Radio, part 9...
  • Wednesday, September 28th
  • Close Call

    01:03
    By 2002, John Crowley's aggressive effort to find a cure for the muscle disease that was killing two of his children was bearing fruit. But because of the ethics of medical research for an agonizing several months, those children were being denied the fruit. CEO Radio, part 8...
  • Tuesday, September 27th
  • Average Student, Above Average CEO

    01:03
    To John Crowley of Amicus Therapeutics, it's good science to have the researchers who work on finding cures to diseases meet the people affected by the disease...the patients and their families. CEO Radio, PART 7...
  • Monday, September 26th
  • Nearly Finished Before hr Began

    01:03
    17 years ago, he was a rookie CEO. And it took some doing for 32-year old John Crowley to win over the venture capital investors whose money would help save his daughter Megan and son Patrick. CEO Radio, part six...
  • Friday, September 23rd
  • No Time to Waste

    01:03
    There really wasn't time enough to develop a treatment for the Pompe Disease that was killing Megan and Patrick Crowley. So John Crowley's company, Novazyme, went on "Novazyme Time." CEO Radio, part 5...
  • Thursday, September 22nd
  • Knocking on Friends' Doors

    01:02
    Before he could expect to develop the medicine that would save two of his own children, John Crowley had to learn how to raise money. CEO Radio, part four...
  • Wednesday, September 21st
  • A Path to Anywhere

    01:02
    When his two infant children were diagnosed with a fatal disease, he went from the fast track to the fight of his, and his childrens', lives. John Crowley on CEO Radio, part 3...
  • Tuesday, September 20th
  • For His Children

    01:02
    He had no medical background, no particular affinity for science, and yet John Crowley became a biotech CEO. For the best of reasons: to save the lives of two of his children. CEO Radio, part two...
  • Monday, September 19th
  • Early Training

    01:03
    John Crowley is a CEO and so much more. After all, he drove the science that fast-tracked a treatment for the rare muscular disease that nearly killed two of his three children. CEO Radio, part 1...
  • Friday, September 16th
  • 40 Per Cent is Their Goal

    01:03
    Diversity. In the world of the 21st Century, it's an essential part of doing business. Accenture's Julie Sweet on CEO Radio, part 8...
  • Thursday, September 15th
  • Number 3 Female CEO*

    01:03
    What does Julie Sweet, Accenture's chief executive in North America share with the Yankee slugger who broke Babe Ruth's single-season home run record? An asterisk. CEO Radio, part seven...
  • Wednesday, September 14th
  • Captains With Confidence

    01:02
    Today, when "the new" is ever-changing, it takes a special kind of leader to manage in the now and lead toward the new. Accenture's Julie Sweet with Ray Hoffman on CEO Radio, part six...
  • Tuesday, September 13th
  • Staying Ahead of the Pack

    01:03
    If you expect to keep serving your clients, you have to change with them. Or better yet, before them. Accenture's Julie Sweet on CEO Radio, part five...

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