MiB: Jim McCann, Founder & CEO 1-800-Flowers

This week, the “Masters in Business” radio podcast features Jim McCann, the founder and CEO of 1-800-Flowers. McCann is also the author of “ Talk Is (Not!) Cheap: The Art of Conversation Leadership.”

Starting with a single floral shop in Manhattan, McCann went on to transform what had been a sleepy retail industry into a national platform. He did so by embracing technology, first with 800 numbers, than with AOL, the internet and finally mobile and social.

Listen to the podcast here, on Apple iTunes or on SoundCloud. All of our prior podcasts are available on iTunes.

Next week, I speak with Cliff Asness of AQR.

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