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Midmorning: Philanthropy and courage

Posted at 7:41 AM on July 24, 2007 by Bill Wareham

Hefty compensation packages have fueled the rise of a new breed of wealthy and philanthropic chief executive officers, leading some to compare the present to the era of Carnegie and Rockefeller. At 9 a.m. Kerri Miller discusses wealth and philanthropy with Louis Uchitelle, New York Times business reporter. His article "Richest of the Rich, Proud of a New Gilded Age" recently appeared in the New York Times; Rakesh Khurana, associate professor of business administration at Harvard Business School and author of Searching for a Corporate Savior: The Irrational Quest for Charismatic CEOs; and Leo Hindery, Jr., managing partner of InterMedia Partners and founder of the YES Network. He's also author of It Takes a CEO: It's Time to Lead with Integrity.

At 10 a.m., Midmorning examines a concept that puzzled ancient Greek philosophers: defining the meaning of courage. Kerri's guest is Christopher Phillips, the founder and executive director of the nonprofit Society for Philosophical Inquiry. He is also the author of Socrates in Love: Philosophy for a Passionate Heart (2007) and Socrates café (2001).