The Forbes Interview

Deep-dive into the minds of the most significant leaders of our day -- these are the people who have been, or easily could be on the coveted cover of Forbes.

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Michael Phelps On Normalizing Depression And Advocating For Water Safety and Conservation

Michael Phelps is just like everybody else (minus the "greatest Olympian of all time" moniker). In that, despite his abundant success, he too has had to grapple with identity and self-value. Phelps's soul searching has resulted in his dedication to helping other Olympians grapple with life and let down after that ancient competition. Hear his earnest take on dealing with depression, learning how to communicate at 30 - and where he brushes his teeth.
00:30:00 4/17/2018

Past Episodes

Today's episode features a chat that took place late last year at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit. It's between Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO of 23andMe and Matthew Herper, senior editor at Forbes. Hear about Wojcicki's vision to inspire a consumer revolution in healthcare, her inspiring attitude about conflict and how coming from a family of problem-solvers set her up to succeed.
00:39:00 4/10/2018
When Spencer Rascoff, the CEO of Zillow Group, watched Steve Jobs reveal that Apple would allow outside apps on the iPhone, he rushed out of his office telling his team they needed to shift their entire strategy to mobile. A few years later, Jobs would show off the Zillow App onstage at the Worldwide Developer Conference. Hear Roscoff's strategy for turning Zillow into one of the most popular apps around, and learn about the latest trends in the trillion-dollar real estate biz.
00:51:00 4/3/2018
When Jennifer Hyman, cofounder and CEO of Rent The Runway (RTR) set out to figure out how to rent "occasion" outfits and dresses to women, she knew she had a great idea. Next question, how to execute? Hyman quickly determined she had a logistics and tech company on her hands. On this episode of "The Forbes Interview" hear how RTR made the choice to expand into Unlimited, a platform that rents everyday clothes and items, her take on deep investor bias and the piece of data that RTR relies on that no one else in the retail industry receives.
00:56:00 3/27/2018
Trailblazers Adi Tatarko and her husband started the behemoth home remodeling/design website and community, Houzz, out of the kitchen of their first home (where they still reside). Hear how these two Silicon Valley professionals quit their day jobs to launch their side project and turned it into a billion-dollar business garnering 40 million users a month worldwide.
00:40:00 3/20/2018
David Novak, former CEO of Yum! Brands which includes the fast-food giants Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC could have easily retired. Instead, he's driven to train future leaders with his newly launched platform, OGoLead, which aims to give leadership tools and training developed over thirty years of hard-earned business experience. And, remember Crystal Pepsi? That was Novak's brainchild. With frank and humorous acceptance, hear him take responsibility for what he calls one of his best ideas gone wrong.
00:44:00 3/13/2018
Nick Cannon has that incredible rags to riches story. He grew up on government assistance and is now a very successful entertainer and entrepreneur. Hear how he went from teenage stand-up comedian to youngest staffed television writer in Hollywood to musician to businessman to college student - and the surprising career finish he expects for himself. Plus, his take on why the hunger, drive and multi-faceted skill set of stand-ups make for such giant careers.
00:47:00 3/6/2018
Mark Hurd, Oracle CEO, talks about the anemic growth of IT systems and the race for vertical integration, a day in the life of CEO and the benefit of sharing the responsibility of leadership with Safra Catz and Larry Ellison.
00:40:00 2/27/2018
Hear how John Amato, CEO of The Hollywood Reporter Billboard Media Group, leveraged the advantages of the mobile age and international outposts to build the two venerable periodicals into powerhouse multimedia outlets.
00:44:00 2/20/2018
A dense and comprehensive interview with Silicon Valley pioneer Tom Siebel, one of the first twenty Oracle employees and founder of two companies: Siebel Systems and C3 IoT. He'll take you back to the bygone days of the 80s when running a business was "easy" to today, where running a business is far more complicated. You'll hear about how the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact our everyday lives and how healthcare will benefit the most with disease prediction and precision medicine. And then, Siebel describes in harrowing detail how he survived an elephant attack that left him critically wounded on the barren ground of the Serengeti for three and a half hours.
00:50:00 2/13/2018
Ben Lerer's Group Nine Media consists of Thrillist (which he founded), NowThis, The Dodo and Seeker. The content is largely video and it's sticky. Lerer says Group Nine is the #1 publisher on Facebook Watch with over 5 billion monthly video views. According to Nielson, its audience is overwhelmingly in its 20s, a coveted demographic. Hear Lerer talk about the future of media, developing business models for online media sites and his positive take on the changes FB is promising to make.
00:55:00 2/6/2018

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Michael Phelps is just like everybody else (minus the "greatest Olympian of all time" moniker). In that, despite his abundant success, he too has had to grapple with identity and self-value. Phelps's soul searching has resulted in his dedication to helping other Olympians grapple with life and let down after that ancient competition. Hear his earnest take on dealing with depression, learning how to communicate at 30 - and where he brushes his teeth.
00:30:00 4/17/2018
Today's episode features a chat that took place late last year at the Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit. It's between Anne Wojcicki, co-founder and CEO of 23andMe and Matthew Herper, senior editor at Forbes. Hear about Wojcicki's vision to inspire a consumer revolution in healthcare, her inspiring attitude about conflict and how coming from a family of problem-solvers set her up to succeed.
00:39:00 4/10/2018
When Spencer Rascoff, the CEO of Zillow Group, watched Steve Jobs reveal that Apple would allow outside apps on the iPhone, he rushed out of his office telling his team they needed to shift their entire strategy to mobile. A few years later, Jobs would show off the Zillow App onstage at the Worldwide Developer Conference. Hear Roscoff's strategy for turning Zillow into one of the most popular apps around, and learn about the latest trends in the trillion-dollar real estate biz.
00:51:00 4/3/2018
When Jennifer Hyman, cofounder and CEO of Rent The Runway (RTR) set out to figure out how to rent "occasion" outfits and dresses to women, she knew she had a great idea. Next question, how to execute? Hyman quickly determined she had a logistics and tech company on her hands. On this episode of "The Forbes Interview" hear how RTR made the choice to expand into Unlimited, a platform that rents everyday clothes and items, her take on deep investor bias and the piece of data that RTR relies on that no one else in the retail industry receives.
00:56:00 3/27/2018
Trailblazers Adi Tatarko and her husband started the behemoth home remodeling/design website and community, Houzz, out of the kitchen of their first home (where they still reside). Hear how these two Silicon Valley professionals quit their day jobs to launch their side project and turned it into a billion-dollar business garnering 40 million users a month worldwide.
00:40:00 3/20/2018

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