Revisiting My Interview of Paul O’Neill, Sr. From 2011


It's been almost ten years and I've wanted to re-visit and re-share this interview that I was honored to do with Paul O'Neill back in 2011, years before I was affiliated with the firm Value Capture. O'Neill was the non-executive chairman of the firm until his passing in 2020.

He was, of course, also the CEO and Chairman of Alcoa before becoming the United States Treasury Secretary.

I've shared this interview again, with a new introduction and some slightly-remastered audio (doing the best I can considering it was originally recorded as a phone conference call).

I hope you'll check out the episode and some of the quotes / highlights here:

Revisiting an Interview of Paul O'Neill, Sr. From 2011

You can also read more quotes and highlights here and there's a full (albeit automated and edited) transcript available on the Value Capture page for this episode.

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Mark Graban
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.


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