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THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN SHOW: PEER TO PEER CONVERSATIONS
David Petraeus Part 2

THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN SHOW: PEER TO PEER CONVERSATIONS - David Petraeus Part 2

 

David Rubenstein interviews General Dave Petraeus. General Petraeus discusses his survival after getting shot in the chest, what to say when a President asks you to do something, his amazement at the breadth of the CIA’s secrets, and his time with two presidents.

 

Part 2
Rubenstein’s interview with General Petraeus continues.

 

THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN SHOW: PEER TO PEER CONVERSATIONS
David Petraeus Part 1

 

Rubenstein interviews General Petraeus, who discusses his survival after being shot, what to say when the president asks you to do something, his amazement at the breadth of the CIA’s secrets and his time with two presidents.

 

THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN SHOW: PEER TO PEER CONVERSATIONS
Indra Nooyi

THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN SHOW: PEER TO PEER CONVERSATIONS: Indra Nooyi

 

This new series explores successful leadership through the personal and professional choices of some of the most influential people in business. Financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein travels the country talking to leaders to uncover their stories and their paths to success.

 

Indra Nooyi
Rubenstein interviews PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, who reflects on her passage from India to a major U.S. corporation, her mother’s reaction to her presidency and how she hopes young women and others will be inspired by her success.

 

THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN SHOW: PEER TO PEER CONVERSATIONS
Kenneth Chenault

 

This new series explores successful leadership through the personal and professional choices of some of the most influential people in business. Financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein travels the country talking to leaders to uncover their stories and their paths to success.

 

Kenneth Chenault
Rubenstein interviews Kenneth Chenault, American Express CEO, who talks about the gamble early in his career that paid off, how he steered the company forward after 9/11 and how the history of American Express powers the company today.

 

Welcome to Our New Board Chair!

Welcome to Our New Board Chair, Jason Fujimoto

PBS Hawai‘i’s new Board Chair Jason Fujimoto

 

He’s the first Neighbor Islander to head the Board of Directors of statewide PBS Hawaiʻi; he is by far our youngest Board Chair; and he’s the fifth generation of a successful family company, founded by an immigrant.

 

Meet Jason Fujimoto of Hilo, 36, husband of Tobie and father of two children. This summer, he succeeded longtime PBS Hawai‘i Board Chair Robbie Alm.

 

In Jason’s “day job,” he serves as President and Chief Operating Officer of HPM Building Supply, overseeing company business on Hawai‘i Island, Maui and Kauaʻi. His role with nonprofit PBS Hawai‘i is unpaid, and he knows what he’s getting into, as he is our Board’s former Vice Chair.

 

“PBS Hawai‘i is really special because it’s not controlled by big media; it’s really Hawai‘i’s TV station, it’s our station,” Jason says.

 

“When you look at the opportunity we have here as an organization, and it goes beyond media, it’s… bringing people of all cultures and professions together and really looking toward the future and solving some of the key issues and problems that we have as a state,” he said.

 

Jason will tell you that he spent his childhood in Hilo, but that he really grew up on Sesame Street. Public television was on the screen in his family home. His parents, Mike and Thuy Fujimoto, and grandparents Robert and Alice Fujimoto, highly value education. They did everything they could to help Jason deepen his knowledge and broaden his horizons.

 

The horizons he chose included the renowned Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. After earning a degree in corporate finance and strategic management, Jason became an investment banker in New York City, working on mergers and acquisitions for J.P. Morgan.

 

Jason had grown wings but he hadn’t forgotten his roots. In 2004, he was ready to return to Hawai‘i, for the chance to do work that was more entrepreneurial and more fulfilling than what Wall Street offered. He found it at his family’s employee-owned company. HPM Building Supply may be best known for its “package home” program, which makes homeownership more affordable.

 

In 2013, Hawaii Business Magazine named Jason Fujimoto as a business person to watch over the years, one of the “20 for the Next 20.”

 

Earlier this year, Jason led our Board and Staff and other stakeholders in envisioning new strategic goals for PBS Hawai‘i. Everyone felt free to speak and share their different ideas. There was civility and humor and, later, a clear consensus. We’re making our video content more accessible, more quickly, in different forms, on different media platforms; and we’re
taking new steps to address financial sustainability in changing times.

 

As CEO, I look forward to working closely with Jason. He places a high value on lifelong learning and integrity, has that old-time Hilo knack for building relationships, and leads from the heart.

 

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THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN SHOW: PEER TO PEER CONVERSATIONS
Eric Schmidt

 

This new series explores successful leadership through the personal and professional choices of some of the most influential people in business. Financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein travels the country talking to leaders to uncover their stories and their paths to success.

 

Eric Schmidt
Rubenstein interviews Eric Schmidt, Alphabet executive chairman. Schmidt discusses running the company, how the Google culture changed his views of leadership and advances at the company that may change the future.

 

THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN SHOW: PEER TO PEER CONVERSATIONS
Bill Gates

THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN SHOW: Bill Gates

 

This new series explores successful leadership through the personal and professional choices of some of the most influential people in business. Financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein travels the country talking to leaders to uncover their stories and their paths to success.

 

Bill Gates
Rubenstein interviews Microsoft co-founder Gates, who reflects on preaching “the gospel of software,” getting the largest gift in history, the decision to lease software to IBM and how meeting his wife Melinda changed his life.

 

THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN SHOW: PEER TO PEER CONVERSATIONS
Warren Buffet

 

This new series explores successful leadership through the personal and professional choices of some of the most influential people in business. Financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein travels the country talking to leaders to uncover their stories and their paths to success.

 

Warren Buffett
Rubenstein interviews Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, who addresses his work with his mentors, how Omaha became central to his success, and how his wife’s death led to a $30 billion phone call to his friend Bill Gates.

 

THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN SHOW: PEER TO PEER CONVERSATIONS
Lloyd Blankfein

THE DAVID RUBENSTEIN SHOW: PEER TO PEER CONVERSATIONS Lloyd Blankfein

 

This new series explores successful leadership through the personal and professional choices of some of the most influential people in business. Financier and philanthropist David Rubenstein travels the country talking to leaders to uncover their stories and their path to success.

 

Lloyd Blankfein
Goldman Sachs CEO Blankfein discusses why Goldman provoked such ire after the financial crisis, and how he faced a serious cancer diagnosis.

 

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