Visionaries Video

  • How to heal health care 

    Don Berwick, the outgoing Medicare chief, discusses the biggest problems facing health care and how he thinks they can be fixed.

  • A powerful woman in a 'Mad Men' world 

    Shelly Lazarus, chairman of Ogilvy and Mather, discusses how she succeeded in the male-dominated advertising industry.

  • Imagining Starbucks in 2020 
    Imagining Starbucks in 2020(1:04)Dec 10 2010

    CEO Howard Schultz talks about the inspiration behind the coffee company and what it will be like in 10 years.

  • Cell phone inventor: 'I'm a dreamer' 

    Martin Cooper, creator of the first cell phone in 1973, envisions a future where cell phones keep us healthy by monitoring our bodies.

  • Harlem's educational Jedi 
    Harlem's educational Jedi(3:28)Nov 23 2010

    Harlem Children's Zone president Geoffrey Canada says hiring better teachers and extending the school year will fix public education in our cities.

  • Robot for research 
    Robot for research(4:34)Nov 20 2010

    Ali Velshi gets a hands-on demonstration with the Personal Robot II, a programmable robot created by Willow Garage.

  • Jay-Z: From street to boardroom 

    The 10-time Grammy winning recording artist says his business on the street taught him guiding principles for the business world.

  • Vanguard founder's inspiration 

    Father of index funds John Bogle says an article in Fortune magazine inspired him to become an investor.

  • Tony Hawk: Skateboarder at heart 

    The skateboarding pioneer says he never expected to earn anything for his craft besides free gear and his face on a magazine.

  • First woman of finance stands proud 

    Muriel Siebert takes pride in becoming the first woman to own a seat on the NYSE, paving the future for women on Wall Street.

  • Stan Lee: You can't sign a screen 

    The comic book writer says there will always be paper comic books because you can't collect digital files the way comics are collected.

  • Huffington: 'There will be newspapers' 

    The Huffington Post founder says 'There is something in our DNA that loves reading newspapers, at least for people my age.'

  • Stephen King: 'Writing is hypnosis' 

    The horror author says writing is a form of self-hypnosis and having a daily routine helps him fall into a trance.

  • Intuit: Broke before making billions 

    Scott Cook, co-founder of the financial software company, recounts how the company ran out of money before hitting it big.

  • Why Intel hired an anthropologist 

    Intel's director of interaction and experience research says it's deceptive to say we all have the same relationship with the web.

  • Neeleman: Reinventing airlines 

    Founder and Ex-CEO of JetBlue says its not the events, but how you react to them, that matters in life.

  • DoubleClick founder: No holds barred 

    Kevin O'Connor on why he left the company he co-founded and how coaching high school wrestling is the ultimate challenge.

  • A toolset for techies 
    A toolset for techies(3:00)Aug 24 2010

    Founder Jack Hidary discusses how he came up with the idea for EarthWeb and Dice.

  • PIMCO's founder's gambling roots 

    Bill Gross talks about how his lessons at the blackjack table translated to running a global investment firm.

  • The brains behind LinkedIn 
    The brains behind LinkedIn(2:53)Aug 10 2010

    Co-founder Reid Hoffman talks about why he created the social network and the projects he'll be working on in the future.

  • BP oil spill's silver lining 

    Conservation International CEO Peter Seligman says the Gulf oil spill can serve as a wake-up call to change energy policy in the U.S. and abroad.

  • MTV founder: Music videos survive 

    Tom Freston says music videos will always be around as entertainment and a promotional tool.

  • Searching for an AIDS vaccine 

    Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, believes AIDS will be brought under control in his lifetime.

  • Wise words from financier Jim Rogers 

    Quantum Fund co-founder Jim Rogers says the key to being successful is finding out where the money comes from and goes to.

  • TiVo founder: 'Life is too short' 

    Jim Barton says he doesn't waste time watching linear TV when a TiVo isn't available.

  • Atari founder forecast gaming future 

    Father of video games Nolan Bushnell says he knew early on in his career that electronic games would be a hit.

  • The digital camera inventor's dream 

    The developer of the digital camera prototype dreams of cultures communicating in images instead of words.

  • Second Life: Sculpting 'digital Legos' 

    Philip Rosedale discusses what inspired him to create a virtual world of digital building blocks.

  • Teaching can be taught 
    Teaching can be taught(4:49)Jun 9 2010

    Teach For America's founder says you don't need to be 'born to teach,' you can learn the skills to be a good teacher.

  • The greenest home in the making 

    Venture capitalist Paul Holland is building America's highest LEED GreenPoint Rated house in Portola Valley, Calif.

  • Satellite radio pioneer sounds off 

    Co-founder and former CEO of XM Radio Hugh Panero says content quality determines whether users will pay for it.

  • Simmons: My career is a surprise 

    A hip-hop legend Russell Simmons says his life took several good turns and gives advice to young entrepreneurs.

  • Roubini on pasta and economic crises 

    Renowned economist Nouriel Roubini talks about how he became a 'dismal scientist' and opens up about his guilty pleasure.

  • Ambulances inspired Twitter 
    Ambulances inspired Twitter(3:14)May 12 2010

    Jack Dorsey, co-founder of Twitter and Square, says working as a programmer for an ambulance dispatcher led him to the idea for the social network.

  • FreshDirect delivers the goods 

    CEO Richard Braddock talks about the lessons he's learning in running the online grocery company.

  • Patagonia's green philosophy 
    Patagonia's green philosophy(3:10)Apr 27 2010

    Founder Yvon Chouinard explains why his company is encouraging people to recycle their old clothes.

  • Batali spills the beans 
    Batali spills the beans(3:31)Apr 20 2010

    Chef, writer and restaurateur Mario Batali reveals his childhood aspirations and what his guilty pleasures are.

  • Exploring with Gowalla's CEO 
    Exploring with Gowalla's CEO(3:17)Apr 13 2010

    Co-founder and CEO Josh Williams shares his inspiration for creating, and how he runs, the location-based app.

  • He invented the Web. What's next? 

    Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the Web and explains the Web's future potential to connect people around the world.