To anyone who has not already seen it, this is a fantastic episode below hosted by CNBC and Fortune Magazine. Interviews are conducted with CEO’s from some of the fastest growing companies of 2009.
It is a top ten list, David Letterman style. A wide spectrum of businesses is covered including fashion, food, oil and asset management.
Companies profiled, and CEO’s interviewed are with:
-Black Rock (3 trillion under management, bigger than the Federal Reserve)
-Personal favorite Chipotle! (1.3 billion in sales from burritos)
-UGG Boots (hear how they kept the integrity of the brand)
-Oil giant Arena Resources (very detailed description of their business, and all the domestic oil we actually have! )
Most interesting is to hear about McDonald’s blooming partnership with Chipotle which was cut fast, after an apparent exploitation of the franchise. Also note Chipotle CEO Steve Ells started the business with an 85k loan from his father, and states attention to detail as one reason for his success.
Also make sure to check out the interview with Black Rock president Robert S. Kapito, towards the end of the program.
Not surprisingly a tech company was the #1 fastest growing company. But you will just have to watch the video to see who it is. A hint: it is a Canadian company.