Adam Lashinsky, Senior Editor at Large, Fortune Magazine
Host: David Inge
Apple is the richest company in the world. Apple is also one of the world’s most secretive companies. By all accounts it’s not a very nice place to work. As journalist Adam Lashinsky says, employees are expected to follow orders, not offer opinions. At the same time, Apple employees are very loyal, and the company has done very well. It’s the richest company in the world. What is the secret to Apple’s success? And should others take it as a model? We’ll explore these and other questions as we talk with the author of the book "Inside Apple."
This is a repeat broadcast from Monday, March 05, 2012, 11 am
Bryce Hoffman, Award-Winning Journalist
Host: David Inge
At the end of 2008, Ford Motor Company was running on empty. In an effort to save the American auto industry, Congress offered a bailout. GM and Chrysler took the money, but Ford decided to save itself. The company did it by hiring an outsider, Alan Mulally. It turned out to be a very good hire. By early 2010, it was clear Ford had pulled off one of the most amazing turnarounds in history. We’ll get the story from our guest, Bryce Hoffman, author of "American Icon: Alan Mulally and the Fight to Save Ford Motor Company."
With Debasish Dutta, Ph.D. (Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate College; the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering; Professor of Industrial and Enterprise Systems Engineering, University of Illinois; Scholar-in-Residence at the National Academy of Engineering), and , and Larence Schook, Ph.D. (Vice President for Research; the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutgsell Professor, Department of Animal Sciences; Director of the Division of Biomedical Sciences, University of Illinois)
With Mike Lapham (Project Director, a Co-Founder, and a Member of United Fair Economy's Responsible Wealth Project)
With John Breen ( McGladrey & Pullen, LLP), and , and Marty Verdick (Partner, McGladrey & Pullen, LLP)
With Adam Lashinsky (Senior Editor at Large, Fortune Magazine)
With Joseph A. McCartin, Ph.D. (Associate Professor of History; Director, Kalmanovitz Initiative for Labor and the Working Poor, Georgetown University)
With Marc Levinson (Journalist and Writer)
With Neil H. Buchanan, Ph.D., J.D. (Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School; Fellow, Monash University)