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CNBC Titans profiles remarkable people who made careers turning the “unthinkable” into reality and companies that grew from humble roots to worldwide recognition. Get the real stories behind some of the most famous icons, the greatest companies and the giants of industry who helped build them. Discover the key to their fortune and the passion that drove their success. They changed the world and how you do business — and lived to tell the tale. Ted Turner, George Foreman, Donald Trump and Merv Griffin are some of the giants of industry and culture whom we have profiled.
|1||HDClosed CaptioningVideoHerb Kelleher / Southwest||Herb Kelleher, the co-founder and former CEO of Southwest Airlines, grew the company from a small regional carrier with just four jets into an industry leader. A straight-talking iconoclast, Kelleher is adored by Southwest employees and he’s respected on Wall Street. Southwest has an unprecedented 38 straight years of profitability, a record no other US airline can touch.||43:17||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|2||HDClosed CaptioningVideoProcter & Gamble||Only in America could two immigrants -- an English candle-maker and an Irish soap-maker - create what would become the most powerful consumer goods company in history. In the 1830s, when William Procter and James Gamble founded the company that would bear their names, they could never have envisioned that one day their products would touch everything from babies’ bottoms to ladies’ eyebrows. With intimate interviews and unprecedented access to legendary former CEOs John Pepper and A.G. Lafley, as well as with current Chief Executive Bob McDonald, this episode of CNBC Titans pulls back the curtain for an inside look at Procter & Gamble.||43:19||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|3||HDClosed CaptioningVideoJack Welch||Maria Bartiromo profiles the rise of one of the most influential CEO’s in business. When Jack Welch became General Electric's then-youngest CEO in 1981, he transformed the century old company into a leaner, more flexible, and profitable corporation, increasing its market value by $387 billion and making it the most valuable company in the world. But in doing so Welch trimmed GE's workforce by more than 100,000, earning him the nickname he despised "Neutron Jack" a reference to the bomb designed to remove the people but leave the buildings intact. From growing up in a working class neighborhood in Salem, Mass., to becoming Fortune’s "Manager of the Century" in 1999, CNBC profiles one of the most admired businessmen in history.||43:22||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|4||HDClosed CaptioningVideoSteve Jobs||Irrepressible, irascible, and iconic, Steve Jobs has reigned as the undisputed king of Silicon Valley for the better part of three decades. From his parents’ California garage he launched the personal computer revolution and built Apple into the most envied, and valuable, technology company in the world. From the Macintosh and the iPod, to iTunes and the iPhone, Jobs has personally presided over the creation of dozens of transformational devices, battling hostile corporate boards, cutthroat competitors, and serious illness while securing his legacy as one of the few who dared to “Think Different.”||43:17||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|5||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMerv Griffin||If the moniker of Mr. Hollywood could be applied to anyone, it would be Merv Griffin. A pioneering singer, talk show host, and media mogul, Griffin was a true iconoclast who created some of the most popular game shows of all time, including Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune. And although he was also a Tinseltown personality who knew everybody in the biz, it was his business prowess in real estate that would eventually make him a billionaire.||43:17||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|6||HDClosed CaptioningVideoDonald Trump||There is no name more synonymous with real estate -- or self-promotion -- than Donald J. Trump. From the glistening marble of Trump Tower, to NBC’s mega-hit, The Apprentice, the shadow of “The Donald” looms large over his eponymous empire. But behind the bold, brash businessman is a doting father and devoted family man, a far cry from the titan of industry who will do anything to seal a deal and vanquish a competitor.||43:17||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|7||HDClosed CaptioningVideoTed Turner||Ted Turner is a media mogul, world-class sailor and conservationist. While he doesn’t fit easily into any single category, his story is uniquely American. It made sense that the man known as “The Mouth of the South” would make his fortune with the first 24-hour cable news network. But for Ted Turner, founding CNN, which would become the crown jewel in his rapidly expanding multi-billion dollar media empire, was only one step is his quest for immortality. Turner would shrug off the effects of the most disastrous corporate merger in history to tirelessly pursue his dream of a world without hunger or nuclear weapons.||43:17||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|8||HDClosed CaptioningVideoGeorge Foreman||From the mean streets of Houston to the pinnacle of corporate America, the life of George Foreman would seem unbelievable even by Hollywood standards. As heavyweight champion of the world, Foreman was the darkness to Muhammad Ali’s effervescence. But after regaining his title at the unlikely age of 45, and lending his name to the best-selling grill in history, Foreman reinvented himself as a lovable teddy bear whose business acumen for sponsorship deals was unequaled.||43:17||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|9||HDClosed CaptioningVideoMilton Hershey||Hershey. Few words sound sweeter. But behind the mouthwatering chocolate is a man, Milton S. Hershey, whose obsessive search for the perfect confectionery turned a pastoral Pennsylvania town into the candy-making capital of the world.||43:19||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|10||HDClosed CaptioningVideoJack Daniel's||Jack Daniel and his Tennessee Whiskey are American legends revered by rebels and rock stars. In 1866, four years after Jasper “Jack” Daniel became a licensed distiller at the ripe old age of 16, he founded the nation’s oldest distillery in Lynchburg, Tenn. Today, Jack Daniel’s is the most popular whiskey in the world.||43:19||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|11||HDClosed CaptioningVideoLee Iacocca||The quintessential brash, bold, imperial CEO of the 1980s -- when this type of chief executive reigned supreme, Lee Iacocca began his career as an engineer for the Ford Motor Company. He quickly gravitated to sales and rose to become president of the company.||43:19||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|12||HDClosed CaptioningVideoBarry Diller||If one had to create a fictional profile on the most successful media titan in history, it would be tough to fashion one more deserving than Barry Diller: CEO of Paramount Pictures, creator of the Fox Network and founder of the USA Network.||43:17||$2.99||View in iTunes|
|13||HDClosed CaptioningVideoLeo Burnett||He was advertising's original Mad Man. Not to mention creator of the Jolly Green Giant, Tony the Tiger, Toucan Sam, and the Pillsbury Doughboy, Leo Burnett was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.||43:20||$2.99||View in iTunes|
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Was just ok, expected something better. What you get is a couple of guys who talk as if they knew him, but it's highly unlikely those guys got it directly from Steve. Other than Guy Kawasaki who actually was with Apple, that is. Not worth the $2.99 paid.