Bloomberg XXL – Latest for Inflight

Bloomberg XXL – Latest for Inflight

Idea Generation: Rhuigi Villasenor

After growing up as a global citizen, Rhuigi Villaseñor settled in Southern California and found his twin passions: clothing and hustle. Kendrick Lamar wore a t-shirt design of his, the bandana tee, on stage at the BET Awards and everything changed. RHUDE would be born shortly thereafter, and Rhuigi would go on to create a unique language at the intersection of Americana, Luxury and Streetwear.

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Emma Barnett Meets: Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Emma Barnett meets Director-General of the World Trade Organization Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to discuss reforming the WTO, bridging vaccine inequity and being a woman in leadership. Interview recorded on Feb. 24, 2022.

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Leaders with Lacqua: Bernard Looney

Leaders Bernard Looney is a pandemic leader, taking over as CEO of one of the world’s largest oil companies just weeks before Covid-19 shut down the global economy. It’s also been a time of increasing pressure from activists and investors on the industry to decarbonize. Looney joins Bloomberg’s Francine Lacqua for a wide-ranging conversation about his career, overhauling a company during the pandemic, and opportunities in the energy transition.

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Front Row: Lloyd Blankfein

Lloyd Blankfein, the former chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs, would rather be serving in government. That, after all, is what so many Goldman leaders did. But these days Washington is mostly closed to Wall Street, and so Blankfein has been keeping himself busy trading stocks and commodities. In this exclusive interview, he discusses life in retirement, the things he misses most, the challenge of raising interest rates, cryptocurrencies, New York’s post-Covid future, and his few regrets.

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Emma Barnett Meets: Eddie Hearn

Emma Barnett meets boxing promoter Eddie Hearn to discuss his company’s plans to dominate the sport globally, whether controversial stars like Tyson Fury should be considered role models and accusations of “sportswashing” in boxing.

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The David Rubenstein Show: Peer to Peer -Shouzi Chew

TikTok CEO Shouzi Chew talks about government regulation, user safety and how to become a TikTok star. He’s on “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations.” This was recorded Feb. 17 in New York. The Carlyle Group is an investor in TikTok owner Bytedance Ltd.

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Front Row: Marc Lipschultz & Michael Rees

Co-founders and co-presidents Michael Rees and Marc Lipschultz explain how they’ve adapted a Silicon Valley-type business model for financial services. They also discuss the controversy that threatened to derail their SPAC, Blue Owl’s strategy in private credit, its expansion into real estate and the potential for more minority investments into professional sports.

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Idea Generation: Freddie Gibbs

Freddie Gibbs got his first taste of rap success when he signed a deal with Interscope Records in 2007. But Gibbs was unable to capitalize on the opportunity, and within a few years found himself dropped. It was then, as he struck out on his own, that the rest of the world caught up to him, recognizing his effortless authenticity, pointed songwriting and prolific output.

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Leaders with Lacqua: Anya Hindmarch

Few have managed to capture both the fashion and the business worlds like the British handbag designer Anya Hindmarch. From Princess Diana to Kendall Jenner, she’s won fans around the globe with her range of luxury bags, turning her eponymous label into a fashion powerhouse. She joins Bloomberg’s Francine Lacqua for a wide-ranging conversation about building her brand, leadership through the pandemic and making fashion more sustainable.

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Front Row: Steve Tananbaum

Steve Tananbaum built one of the best-performing hedge funds of the past two decades by constantly building out new capabilities, from distressed debt to emerging markets. His firm, GoldenTree Asset Management, grew to almost $47 billion in assets. Now, as inflation, rising rates and geopolitical volatility roil financial markets, Tananbaum sees new opportunities in crypto and private credit.

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