15-10 Story 1: Choosing the Boss: What makes a good CEO?

 

SYNOPSIS: A number of high-profile companies have appointed new CEOs lately. What is it that makes one candidate better than another to lead a corporation and make it innovative and profitable? We talk to two management specialists about the characteristics of a good leader, what the CEO is responsible for, and what sets great CEOs apart from other business leaders.

Host: Gary Price. Guests: Bill Pasmore, Organizational Practice Leader at the Center for Creative Leadership, and Professor of Social Organizational Psychology at Columbia University, NYC; Adam Bryant, “The Corner Office” columnist for the New York Times, and author of the book, “Quick and Nimble: Lessons from leading CEOs on how to create a culture of innovation.”

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15-10 Story 2: The Most Human Human

 

Synopsis: The Academy Award-nominated film, “The Imitation Game” brought to light the contributions of Alan Turing in breaking the Enigma code during WWII. Throughout his career, he thought that maybe we could build a computer that could think like a human. But could even the best tech whizzes of today build a machine that could not only think but also converse like a human? We talk to a man who researched that issue and even competed in a contest to prove he was human, and find out what it takes for chatbots to beat humans at their own games.

Host: Marty Peterson. Guests: Brian Christian, author of “The Most Human Human: What talking with computers teaches us about what it means to be alive.”

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