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Corporate Competitor Podcast

Oct 20, 2021

Ep. 66: Growing up as the oldest of nine children whose parents ran a dental practice out of their home in New York, Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian sought refuge on basketball courts and baseball diamonds, playing “just about every sport there is involving a ball.”

But no childhood bathroom squabble or station wagon road trip could prepare him for the challenge of leading a world-class company through years of challenge to become the most profitable competitor in its industry.

Listeners will learn the “dare” that led Ed to run his first marathon at the tender age of 58, and the $1.6 billion “thank you” he gave Delta employees after beating bankruptcy. 

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