Big Questions, Brief Replies

Deep thoughts in 10 words*

ARIELY: DUKE PHOTOGRAPHY; BUFFETT, CARROLL, COTE, ROSS: BLOOMBERG; CENEDELLA: THELADDERS; DYSON, KATZENBERG: GETTY IMAGES; PAXSON: PATRICK O’CONNOR; PODESTA: CENTER FOR AMERICAN PROGRESS; WOJCICKI: GOOGLE

Jeffrey Katzenberg

CEO

DreamWorks Animation

How do you balance storytelling and marketability when making movies?

It starts with story. Great ideas are, by definition, marketable.

John Podesta

Chairman

Center for American Progress

How has technology changed politics?

It’s given Rupert Murdoch a new weapon — a Twitter account.

Esther Dyson

Investor and Entrepreneur

What is the next big thing VCs should invest in?

Quantified community. Applying citizen-led big-data analysis and oversight to cities.

Christina Hull Paxson

President

Brown University

What is the value of a liberal arts education in this economy?

Essential. Liberal arts educations produce innovative, creative, and adaptable leaders.

Marc Cenedella

CEO

TheLadders

Is the job market suffering from a skills gap?

Not a skills gap; it’s suffering from a learning gap.

Douglas Brinkley

Author and Professor of History

Rice University

What does the Supreme Court’s health-care decision mean for Obama’s legacy?

Obamacare may someday be a laurel instead of an epithet.

David Cote

CEO

Honeywell

What role will energy production play in the U.S. economy and the recovery?

In the energy generation vs. energy efficiency debate ... do both.

Susan Wojcicki

Senior Vice President for Ads, Google

How do you and Google balance the interests of consumers and advertisers?

We respect the ecosystem: Advertisers go where the consumers go.

Wilbur Ross

Investor

What is the next industry ripe for acquisition?

Marine transport, due to the excessive new building of ships.

Cynthia Carroll

CEO

Anglo American

How do you hire good employees?

I’m good at listening. I know what good looks like.

Dan Ariely

Author

The Honest Truth About Dishonesty

In what industries is dishonesty most rampant?

Everywhere where the rules are not well defined — banking, lobbying.

Warren Buffett

Chairman and CEO

Berkshire Hathaway

What’s the key thing you look for when investing in a company?

I look for management. Somebody’s going to have to run it, and it isn’t going to be me.

*the Buffett Exception

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