It’s Your Problem Now

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All C.E.O.’s have big problems to solve. For Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, the biggest challenge just might be the company’s runaway success. (Photo: Ludovic Tolnel/Flickr Creative Commons)

Season 7, Episode 29

No, it’s not your fault the economy crashed. Or that consumer preferences changed. Or that new technologies have blown apart your business model. But if you’re the C.E.O., it is your problem. So what are you going to do about it? First-hand stories of disaster (and triumph) from Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Ballmer, Satya Nadella, Jack Welch, Ellen Pao, Richard Branson, and more. (Part of a special series, “The Secret Life of C.E.O.’s.”)

To find out more, check out the podcasts from which this hour was drawn: “It’s Your Problem Now,” “‘I Wasn’t Stupid Enough to Say This Could Be Done Overnight,’” and After the Glass Ceiling, a Glass Cliff.

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