Fortune Magazine CEO Alan Murray talks about the changing role of CEOs
Dean Rotbart, host and executive producer of the Monday Morning Radio and a Pulitzer Prize-nominated former reporter and columnist with The Wall Street Journal, had Alan Murray, Fortune Magazine’s CEO on the show Monday morning.
Murray, an award-winning, veteran financial journalist, joined Fortune as its editor in 2014 and became Time Inc.’s chief content officer in July 2016, overseeing the publisher’s 24 titles, including Time, People, Entertainment Weekly, Money, and Sports Illustrated. He said, “Business success today has much more to do with inspiration, with being able to give people a purpose and direction, not so much direct orders. Business leaders have to be able to see into the future and see around corners in ways that it just wasn’t nearly as necessary ten years ago.“
Murray was appointed CEO of Fortune Magazine in 2018 when Thai businessman Chatchaval Jiaravanon purchased it. In addition, the TJFR Business News Reporter, which in 2000 recognized the top 100 business news luminaries of the 20th Century, has named Murray to its 2020 honor roll of Business News Visionaries.
An accomplished man, this is what Rotbart had to say about Murray, “What Alan makes abundantly clear on this week’s podcast is that today’s Fortune has evolved with the times and the needs of its readers.”
Murray tells Monday Morning Radio that he and Jiaravanon, Fortune’s new owner, are dedicated to making Fortune the world’s preeminent business media brand, serving business leaders in print, online, and at Fortune-hosted conferences and events.
“What can we do to make business better?” is the question that Murray says guides Fortune’s content and event strategy under his leadership. “I want people to look at Fortune and say this magazine is going to help me navigate the future.”
In addition, the magazine’s iconic covers will also be evolving to reflect the needs and interests of today’s readers.
The full interview is available to stream or download for free at: http://mondaymorningradio.com/ or from the iTunes store (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/monday-morning-radio/id536206924).
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