On today’s show, Melo sits down with the chairman and managing director of the venture capital firm General Catalyst, Ken Chenault. As one of the one of the business world’s foremost experts on brands and brand management, Ken shares some great insight on both his path, leadership style and his work in the community. The conversation begins with Ken sharing what it was like growing up in the civil rights era, playing sports and coming of age with “Dr. J,” Julius Irving on Long Island. Over a glass, the two delve further into Ken’s career journey, including his meteoric rise in becoming the CEO of American Express from 2001-2018, and discusses his leadership style and what that means in a practical setting. Finally, Ken talks about his outstanding work in founding OneTen (https://oneten.org/), an initiative which assists the black community in getting sustainable jobs by working with companies to focus hiring practices on skills, not just credentials. He also shares details about his work and advocacy fighting for voting rights and much more.
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About The Show
Join 10-time NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony as he sits down for a glass of wine with the biggest names in sports, music, business, media, and entertainment. Each week, listeners will feel like they’re in the room learning more about Carmelo and his iconic guests as they discuss their favorite bottles and the experiences that they bring, which serve as a jumping off point for a greater conversation around current events, cultural moments and more. And get comfortable, because the conversation always gets better on the second glass.