Marriott on the Move
By Bill Marriott
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Podcasts from Bill Marriott, Chairman and CEO of Marriott International.
||Building Bridges to Opportunity||One of my core business beliefs is that great companies exist for more fundamental purposes than just to make money. At Marriott, we “open doors to a world of opportunity.” That phrase connotes how much we want our associates to grow during their care||12 3 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Living the American Dream||My family has lived the American Dream. My father started out herding sheep and saw an opportunity and drove cross-country from Utah to Washington, D.C. to open up an A&W Root Beer stand. That was way back in 1927. Many of us forget where we came from, bu||5 3 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||World of Opportunity: Chance Encounters||Listen to Blog After 33 years with Marriott International, Nusrat Mirza learned first-hand how our company can open doors to a world of opportunity. Nusrat’s story goes back to 1978, when he became a restaurant supervisor in one of our properties. Today||27 2 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||More Lessons From A Car Guy||After nearly 40 years as a CEO at Marriott, I love to read about how others lead. Recently, I blogged about Bob Lutz's new book "Car Guys vs. Bean Counters," which has many lessons from his tenure with General Motors. My 13-year service on the GM Board en||20 2 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Remembering Dr. Burke, My Life-Saver||In August of 1985, I was putting gasoline into my boat at our summer place on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. I turned on the ignition switch to check the gas level, when I heard an explosion. The gas fumes had gathered around me as I stood on the de||13 2 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Steve Jobs: Relentless Pursuit of Excellence||Recently, I had an opportunity to read the story of Apple’s Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. I found it fascinating and well done. We all know that Jobs changed the world with his many creations at Apple and Pixar Films. Isaacson wrote, “Steve Jobs beca||30 1 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||The Year of the Dragon||HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR! 2012 is the year of the Dragon. Let the week-long celebrations begin. That’s right, an entire week of brilliant fireworks and colorful parades. It’s truly an amazing spectacle. Think Times Square – but a whole lot bigger! Our||23 1 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||A Big Day for U.S. Tourism||"The more folks who visit America, the more Americans we get back to work.” -- President Obama, January 19, 2012 Listen to Blog This year 1 billion people are expected to travel outside their own countries to see and experience the world. And for every||20 1 2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||Lessons of a Soda Jerk||My very first job was a soda jerk and that taught me a lot about customer service. It was very busy, especially on the weekends. Filling orders in a timely way was a challenge and great fun. I was thrown into the front lines and was stuck many times. When||17 1 2012||Free||View In iTunes|