Apr 11, 2013 — The hospitality mogul transformed his family's modest business into a global empire. Even today in his 80s, Marriott shows little sign of slowing down. He speaks with Michel Martin about the lessons he learned along the way.
Oct 10, 2012 — Branson dropped out of school at 15, but by 16 he had his own magazine, and by 21 he had opened his first business — Virgin Records. Today, he's the head of a global business empire. In Like a Virgin, Branson shares the story of his success.
Apr 25, 2011 — Gary Vaynerchuk used social media and offbeat video commentary to turn his family's New Jersey wine shop into a major Web retailer — and turn himself into a cult figure for wine enthusiasts. His new book, The Thank You Economy, is part memoir and part handbook for success.
Jul 8, 2010 — Employee performance reviews should be eliminated, according to Samuel Culbert: "First, they're dishonest and fraudulent. And second, they're just plain bad management." The UCLA business professor has written a new book expanding on that view.
Aug 13, 2009 — Historian Nelson Lichtenstein discusses the impact of Wal-Mart on both the American and the global economy in his new book, The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business.
Jul 1, 2008 — Six years ago, hedge fund manager David Einhorn launched a battle to expose accounting problems at Allied Capital, a financial company. In a new book, he says the experience revealed how the media and financial regulators can sometimes fail investors.
Jan 11, 2008 — Environmentalist Lester Brown has a plan to save the planet from climate change. But with calls for a carbon tax and more gasoline taxes, it's not going to be easy or cheap. Brown discusses his book, Plan B 3.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization.
Jan 31, 2006 — Charles Fishman, author of The Wal-Mart Effect, talks about how Wal-Mart became the largest company in world history. He claims that the retail giant has such power that it affects everyone's daily lives, whether they shop at or do business with Wal-Mart.
Oct 13, 2005 — Martha Stewart turned her lifestyle advice into a billion-dollar business: Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. In addition to her magazines, Stewart has a new book, The Martha Rules: 10 Essentials for Achieving Success as You Start, Grow, or Manage a Business. She also has new shows on television and radio this fall.
Aug 25, 2005 — Centuries ago, China was the center of the world in innovation. In coming years, the country may push itself back to that lofty status. Time magazine correspondent Bill Powell and John Seely Brown, former director of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center, look at the high-tech future of China.