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Boss Files with Poppy Harlow

CNN's Poppy Harlow explores the journeys of business and global leaders. In-depth interviews with leadership advice from entrepreneurs, CEOs and innovators about what it takes to rise to the top.

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YouTube CEO: Tackling Misinformation Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
YouTube has been navigating a giant, uncharted problem: What do you when some of the videos on your site contain harmful misinformation? Confronting this problem has become even more pressing as the US moves toward the presidential election, and as Americans turn to YouTube for public health guidance throughout the pandemic.  CEO Susan Wojcicki explains what measures YouTube is taking to meet the challenge.
Oct 12, 2020
3M CEO: Providing Protection for the World Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
3M is a multibillion-dollar manufacturing company best known for products like Scotch Tape and Post-It Notes. But over the last six months, they have been in the spotlight as the largest maker of N95 respirator masks, which are crucial for preventing the spread of Covid-19. 3M Chairman and CEO Mike Roman discusses his company’s strategy for meeting this new global demand and how they are planning for the future.
Sep 16, 2020
Delta CEO: Navigating the Coronavirus Crisis Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
As the coronavirus pandemic ravages the airline industry, Delta CEO Ed Bastian says he is leading the company through a defining moment. He opens up about how Delta is navigating the crisis, mandating masks on all flights and blocking middle seats. He also pledges as CEO to stand against racism and is committed to promoting more African-American executives throughout the company. Produced by Haley Draznin, CNN.
Jul 13, 2020
Airbnb CEO: The Future of Travel Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
Airbnb Co-Founder and CEO Brian Chesky is no stranger to leading a company through a crisis. He launched the vacation rental company in 2008 during the middle of a global recession, and now he is guiding it through a decimated travel sector due to the coronavirus pandemic. He opens up about Airbnb's response to Covid-19, how it has impacted the company and where they can go from here.
Jun 11, 2020
Salesforce’s Marc Benioff: Capitalism Must Change Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
Salesforce Founder and CEO Marc Benioff is calling for a more compassionate capitalism amid Covid-19. He feels CEOs and businesses have the responsibility to think about all of their stakeholders, not just their shareholders.
May 28, 2020
Bumble CEO: Dating in the age of Covid Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
How do you date during a global pandemic? Whitney Wolfe Herd, the founder and CEO of the dating app Bumble, says her company is helping their users answer that question and find connection from a distance. She talks about how this pandemic may permanently change the way people date, and how Bumble is positioning itself in a competitive market for dating services.
May 14, 2020
From Homeless to the 1%: Advice from a Venture Capitalist Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
Arlan Hamilton, Managing Partner and Founder of Backstage Capital, knows what it's like to start a business in the face of extreme adversity. Before she founded her venture capital fund five years ago, she was living on food stamps and sleeping in airports. She's focused on investing in underrepresented entrepreneurs - women, people of color, and LGBTQ founders - and is finding inventive ways to support the companies in her portfolio during the coronavirus.
Apr 30, 2020
Kevin Love: Coping during Coronavirus Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
Cleveland Cavaliers player and five-time NBA all-star Kevin Love opens up about what he calls "the pandemic nobody is talking about" - mental health. He shares his personal struggles with anxiety and depression and why he is motivated to talk more openly about mental health, especially during the coronavirus pandemic when people are isolated from one another.
Apr 23, 2020
Melinda Gates' Fight Against Covid-19 Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
For years, Bill and Melinda Gates have been warning about the threat of a global pandemic. Now they are fighting as hard as they can to save lives as the world struggles to combat Covid-19. The Gates Foundation is making billions of dollars available, in part to develop eight different vaccines, hoping to find one that works. In an exclusive interview, Melinda warns of the impact the coronavirus has on the most vulnerable communities in the United States and the risk it poses in the developing world.
Apr 16, 2020
Digital Divide: Teaching Kids During Coronavirus Boss Files with Poppy Harlow
As the coronavirus pandemic has forced schools across the country to close, educators have scrambled to get their curriculum and their students online. Joe Holland, CEO of Teachers Pay Teachers, and Reshma Saujani, Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, talk about how their organizations are supporting teachers, students, and parents during the coronavirus, and the particular challenges that students from lower socio-economic backgrounds face.
Apr 9, 2020
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