Estee Lauder: A Brand of Her Own
Even with hindsight being 20/20, betting on a woman founding an entirely new industry in the throes of the Great Depression seems pretty unlikely. But, as historian and Harvard Business School professor Nancy Koehn tells us, it's the story of Estee Lauder.
Innovation and Obsession
Ever notice that many famous innovators seem a bit...prickly? Joshua Kendall, author of "America's Obsessives," says visionaries - like H.J. Heinz and Melvil Dewey - often exhibit the kind of obsessive behavior that leads to great ideas, but troublesome personal lives.
Tavis Smiley on Risk Taking
Tavis Smiley, host of "Tavis Smiley" on PBS, says that becoming comfortable with the process of failure is an integral part of success.
Tavis Smiley: Full Interview
Listen to the full, extended version of our interview with talk show host Tavis Smiley in this exclusive web extra.
Jane Austen, Great Innovator?
Historian Paula Byrne argues that one of the greatest female writers ever, Jane Austen, was both a transformative artist and a powerful career woman ahead of her time.
Tackling Cancer and Prejudice
Dr. Paula Hammond of MIT discusses her pioneering cancer research, which uses nanotechnology to achieve scientific breakthroughs.
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