April 20th, 2011
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The Rolling Stones tell us you can't always get what you want… that is, unless you're the chief executive.

We've been shadowing three of our chief execs for our series. And their habit of seeing off obstacles has brought them multi-million dollar businesses.

And in this edition, Sarah Curran is in London and her colleague or her fellow boss, Michael Wu, in Asia, show why failure is not an option when you are the boss.

After the launch party for Sarah’s redesigned website, she’s facing a dilemma many bosses have: finding cover for a pregnant staff member.

It’s the first time Sarah has ever faced this situation, which means she also has to come up with a maternity policy.

Sarah shows us how she goes about finding and interviewing new employees – even if just temporary employees. And this brings out an unexpected insecurity in Sarah.

Michael Wu shows us how he’s expanding his business in China. And surprisingly he feels the biggest mistake he can make is to assume they know the Chinese consumer, even if his business is based right in Hong Kong.

Click here to watch previous episodes of  "The Boss."

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  1. Winston E. Keeney

    Another low grade reality show about people who no one cares about going about their lives who no one cares about.
    Why would cnn stoop to this form of low grade advertising? People have their own lives and dramas to worry about, who cares about some (probably fake) ceo's maternity policy? Seriously guys, when I open up my Cnn home page I expect better.Get it together!

    April 21, 2011 at 8:22 am |
  2. Oladipo Akinyemi Omole

    Richie Rich,
    I hasten to add that neither is failure an option for anybody for that matter .Is it?

    April 22, 2011 at 2:42 am |
  3. Oladipo Akinyemi Omole

    ...when I was in college I was scared of the prospect of taking my 12 credits in Math and Science. I wasn't good in either, but I knew I needed both to graduate.Failure wasn't an option. Was it ?

    April 22, 2011 at 2:47 am |

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